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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 29th January, 2021)

Red Pond


Red Pond
Red Pond on Parson's Meadow

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-T4 : 16-55mm F/2.8 )
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Comment by: James Hanson on 29th January 2021 at 00:38

It should be called "Khaki Pond".

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 29th January 2021 at 02:22

Good photo with excellent composition. Looks a bit like Vancouver Island, except for those traces of snow.
Good one. Oy.

Comment by: Veronica on 29th January 2021 at 08:43

If we weren't in lockdown I would say it looks like somewhere in the wilds of Scotland. It's a beautiful rugged scene.

Comment by: Anne on 29th January 2021 at 09:36

Veronica's got it!.... the cloud formation just above the trees to the left look almost like highland hills.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 29th January 2021 at 09:46

Yes, I agree with Veronica about the Scotland look. It reminds me of travelling to see my daughter. Whereabouts is Parson's Meadow, please?

Comment by: Maureen on 29th January 2021 at 11:02

It has Oy written all over it,another beautiful shot.

Comment by: Mick on 29th January 2021 at 11:05

I used this route often but it can be a dangerous place to walk through, because of the nearby residents

Comment by: Cyril on 29th January 2021 at 11:29

A lot different now to how I remember it, there wasn't any trees then just scrub and plenty heaps of grey pit slag and other reminders of past mining and also electricity pylons, on the bottom of the pond was a lot of bright red shale, suppose that will be covered over with mud and weed now.

Irene, It's between Poolstock/Worsley Mesnes and Newtown, or Robin as we called it.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 29th January 2021 at 12:13

Thankyou, Cyril.

Comment by: Edna on 29th January 2021 at 13:38

Good photo Dave, one to have on you wall.I like the wintery colours.

Comment by: Maureen on 29th January 2021 at 15:00

It has Oy written all over it,another beautiful shot.

Comment by: Cyril on 29th January 2021 at 15:10

Irene, Mick put a video of his bike ride through Parsons Meadow on YouTube, don't know why he didn't put on a link, maybe he forgot about it, you can see the playing fields at Keats Avenue and along the path to where it comes out on Ormskirk Road.

https://youtu.be/DWL_DUUSaFM

According to the web it is an excellent bird watching site with many varied species to see, a far cry from the last time I was over there when it was a wasteland scarred by past mining.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 29th January 2021 at 17:18

Thanks folks. It has a special memory for Mrs Oy and I. Back in the day when we lived on the top floor of Thackeray House we used to walk it back from ASDA via Parson's Meadow with our shopping bags. Occasionally when we fancied a treat we'd stop at Red Pond and open a bottle of el cheapo de plonko Concorde Wine and a share a quarter of Haslet.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 29th January 2021 at 19:21

Sounds just up my street, Dave Oy....I think Veronica and I may copy that idea now our favourite cafe has closed in Wigan! Thanks, Cyril, for the information. I will have a look on youtube.

Comment by: f on 29th January 2021 at 21:12

Once a tip now look at it ,
Now to breathe, you can believe
and be the truth you are.
Mining's bin is dead and gone,
Gone to history , most every one,
But you remain when we are gone,
That is Nature, the 'real' someone ..

Comment by: Titus on 29th January 2021 at 23:27

Cyril, when folks talk about going up and down ‘robin’ as we often do, the reason is that Ormskirk Road used to be known as Robbing Lane.

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