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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 29th March, 2021)

Daffs


Daffs
Early this photo taken in Greenough Street.

Photo: Edna Halliday  (HUAWEI)
Views: 1,526

Comment by: Veronica on 29th March 2021 at 00:09

That's a lovely photo Edna. Who'd have thought back in the sixties we would find daffodils growing in Greenough St ... even Wordsworth would be proud!

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 29th March 2021 at 07:32

Edna, that is one happy pic, a host of golden daffodils !

Comment by: Garry on 29th March 2021 at 07:56

The flower show the says Spring is here. Very nice Edna.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 29th March 2021 at 07:58

What a lovely photo of Spring. So heartening.

Comment by: PeterP on 29th March 2021 at 08:09

Its nice when you are riding round to see rows of daff everywhere. They brighten up many a dull day

Comment by: Elizabeth on 29th March 2021 at 08:32

A lovely swathe of daffodils there Edna,so cheerful,well done.

Comment by: kath on 29th March 2021 at 08:54

lovely photo Edna!

Comment by: Mick on 29th March 2021 at 08:59

Wigan council do such a good job in brightening up the coucil estates with spring flowers
The bottom end of Beech Hill ave also looks lovely but I do sometimes wonder if they put to many flowers in one area and leave other parts of the estate rundown and bleak looking.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 29th March 2021 at 09:16

Give me a row of terraced houses any day! How soon we forget the splendour that was Wigan....

Comment by: Poet on 29th March 2021 at 09:40

Beautiful . They're like candles lighting up the town .

Comment by: Gary on 29th March 2021 at 09:48

Blimey Edna! Greenhough Street? In my mind's eye I still see Central Park, Ball & Boot and double deck buses going up the slope.
Beautiful photo - good on a Monday morning.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 29th March 2021 at 10:22

There are still many rows of terraced houses in Wigan. I live in one that was built in 1900 and I love it and we step straight out onto the pavement from our front door. I have never known what it is to have a garden, back or front., and maybe that is why I like to look at Spring flowers in other peoples' gardens or by the side of the road. My daffodils are in plant pots in the back yard.

Comment by: Maureen on 29th March 2021 at 11:05

Edna,that's a lovely photo,it does brighten anyone's day..and thank you.

Comment by: Veronica on 29th March 2021 at 11:54

I lived in a red brick terrace for 30 years and moved to downsize. A better built house would have been hard to find.
Even my surveyor was aghast at my leaving it, as he said " it's better than the one you are going to!" What I do miss is the garden wall around the back ... beats any wooden fencing .. C'est la vie...

Comment by: Edna on 29th March 2021 at 11:55

Thank you everyone.x and thanks to Wigan in Bloom.

Comment by: Edna on 29th March 2021 at 12:50

I must thank Veronica, for encouraging me to take photos.xx

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 29th March 2021 at 14:19

That Veronica's only after you taking a snap of us, (Dolly and Laura), amongst the daffodils with your Box Brownie, Edna! (I think we'd look rather fetching, Dolly dear....don't forget to powder your nose!). xxxxx

Comment by: Maureen on 29th March 2021 at 14:26

Veronica,I'd give anything for a walled garden,the gales have made a right mess of the fencing,but I'm afraid it'll have to stay that way..plus a walled garden looks lovely.

Comment by: Cyril on 29th March 2021 at 15:20

Nicely captured Edna, I was stuck at the lights on Schofield Lane last week and was admiring the display of Daffodils along there too, a good display along the roadsides this year of Daffodils and Crocus.

Comment by: Veronica on 29th March 2021 at 16:29

Don't mention it Edna I'm far too lazy... Irene , you're right we would look fetching, especially wearing hats with feathers. Maureen I put evergreens in front so I don't see the damn things...

Comment by: Edna on 29th March 2021 at 17:23

Irene, I would love to take a photo of (Dolly and Laura) amongst the Daffs.Get your glad rags on!! xx

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 29th March 2021 at 19:45

We might surprise you one of these days, Edna....isn't it lovely to have a bit of fun?! We might go off the subject a bit but we do no harm and we are not stopping anyone's comments about the photos. Your lovely daffodils cheered us all up today. Thankyou. xx

Comment by: Poet on 30th March 2021 at 08:24

Funny how a picture stirs a memory . Years ago I was stopped by an old chap on Pepper Lane . I knew him only vaguely for he was more of my Grandad's age . A pleasant and friendly gent but like many of his generation a little taciturn in expressing how he felt .
" Jus' look at yon Daffs son ", he said in passing .
" What about them " , I asked .
" Well " , he said as he gazed out in admiration at the sea of lemon , orange and cream hoods nodding away in the field , " They're Awreet aren't they ".

Edna's Daffs maybe pretty . Or beautiful . But best of all , they're Awreet aren't they !

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 30th March 2021 at 09:18

I love that story, Poet!

Comment by: Veronica on 30th March 2021 at 15:01

It was a common sight at one time with the old men stopping to chat. One Old Bill as he's known, still does near me, and I can't avoid him, I have to put my bag down and listen,.. trouble is he's not much older than me!

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