Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 31st October, 2020)
That Bridge at Haigh
Photo: Dave (Oy) (Fuji X-T4 : 16mm F/1.4)
Maybe the Pennywort is thriving because the canal waters are so clean.
What a good photo that is Dave. Love the autumn shades & the old bridge, even the floating weed can be forgiven !
Looks like a jigsaw puzzle! I've had many lovely times visiting Haigh through the years, from childhood onwards. As The Beatles sang, "There are places I'll remember......"
Reminds me of an illustration in a Fairy Tale book. Lovely but deadly !
If this was in Asia it would all be picked and eaten by the locals.
This is a recipe for a Vietnamese Soup.
This recipe for Pennywort Soup (Canh Rau Ma) is light and healthy and so easy to make. Nutrient-rich pennywort greens and juicy shrimp are cooked in a seasoned stock to make a hearty soup. This delicious soup is the perfect addition to any family meal. As you may know, most Vietnamese meals include a soup dish. The soup is typically eaten toward the end of the meal and helps to cleanse the palate. As such, the soups usually consist of a light chicken or pork stock with a little bit of protein and lots of leafy greens or vegetables. This Pennywort Soup is the quintessential Viet-style soup to serve for family meals. It’s so delicious. I hope you give it a try! Enjoy!
Nice in a salad apparently .
Ah that's nice Irene to true you never forget those lovely places you have been to, lovely picture of my favourite place haigh.
That water looks to be very slow running , I wouldn't touch that Pennywort let alone have soup made with it !
Mick Mick, the Pennywort that they eat in Asia is Centella asiatica, aka Indian Pennywort or Gotu Kola, and not this stuff that is invading waterways, Floating Pennywort or Hydrocotyle ranunculoides which began to be sold in the UK as a filtering pond plant feeds on impurities such as sewage which is probably why the water is so clear, though it depletes oxygen levels if allowed to take over and in some cases caused the death of fish. The UK's Marsh Pennywort or Hydrocotyle vulgaris which was sold as a garden pond-side plant isn't invasive and is also edible. Though if I wanted to add bitter leaves to a side salad I'd stick to Radicchio, Nasturtium or Watercress, the latter making excellent soup - it's far safer.
Lovely photo Dave, there used to be fish in this pond.I guess not any more??
I didnt know any of that Cyril, you'll be getting as clever as Steven Fry soon if you keep studying
Is this the bridge where Wigan Rowing Club used to be?
Yes fedup - it is.