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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 11th November, 2021)

Cherry Tree


Cherry Tree
The glory of Autumn.

Photo: Poet  (Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F)
Views: 1,856

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th November 2021 at 08:27

That's beautiful, Poet, and so peaceful. I love dappled sunlight through trees. I feel as if I'm standing in that photo, in the silence and stillness.

Comment by: Syd Smith on 11th November 2021 at 08:59

The phrase "lest we forget" is intended to warn people against forgetting those who fought and died for their country. Its literal translation is "should not be forgotten". This is why it is often heard during Remembrance Day commemorations and with today being the 100th Anniversary of Remembrance Day I would have thought today's photo would have had some poppies on it .

Comment by: Veronica on 11th November 2021 at 09:38

Cherry Tree, Cherry Tree,
Gives so much beauty all for free,
Springs delicate blossoms pink and white.
Autumn turns the leaves , red gold and bright ...

Lovely photo of my favourite tree in all seasons.

Comment by: TerryW on 11th November 2021 at 09:44

Lovely picture, let's hope Mick doesn't spoil it by coming out with a funny comment.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 11th November 2021 at 09:49

Great photo Poet of a lovely churchyard.

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th November 2021 at 10:26

The admin people on photo-a-day can only choose what photo to put on daily from the ones that are submitted. If no-one has submitted a photo with poppies on , they can't put one on.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 11th November 2021 at 11:38

There have been many a wedding photo taken using this and others nearby as a backdrop.

Comment by: Joan on 11th November 2021 at 12:03

That's what I was thinking Syd that today's photo would have had some poppies on it or a memorial of some sort.
After I had said my prayers last night I sat waiting with my laptop on my lap until midnight to see today's photo appear.

Comment by: Edna on 11th November 2021 at 13:21

Live like a tree. Giving, Forgiving and Free.

Comment by: John G on 11th November 2021 at 14:13

Poet: I think you have took a very good photo, like I said to Dennis on one of his photos, you have not been rushed but took your time to compose your shot and it shows.
Now I’am going to say something that’s not a criticism to any one who takes photos on WW, because any one of you takes photos a lot better than I can do, it’s just an observation and a question I’ve got to ask.
What is the fascination with Churches, graveyards, and Death.
All of us no matter where you live have been through the mill with this dammed covid , some even loosing loved ones, At the moment all of us on WW are still alive and posting, can we celebrate that and look forward to the future.

Comment by: Maureen on 11th November 2021 at 14:50

John,further to your question..I think after everything that people go through in life they always have a need to turn to anything that's spiritual,I know I always feel a lot more peaceful near trees...and hope I'm not wrong but I should imagine even folk who are non believers feel more peace when seeing a Church if they're truthful..or am I wrong.
And Edna,those are very wise words..and moving.x

Comment by: Veronica on 11th November 2021 at 14:52

Well said John. You don't get more peaceful than an old churchyard.
The place to go to reflect and remember loved ones, especially this time of year, then go home renewed to carry on. Because that's what they would want of us.

Comment by: Maureen on 11th November 2021 at 14:53

John,further to your question..I think after everything that people go through in life they always have a need to turn to anything that's spiritual,I know I always feel a lot more peaceful near trees...and hope I'm not wrong but I should imagine even folk who are non believers feel more peace when seeing a Church if they're truthful..or am I wrong.
And Edna,those are very wise words..and moving.x

Comment by: Burts Boozer on 11th November 2021 at 14:55

are Syd and Joan aka Mick :¬(

Comment by: Veronica on 11th November 2021 at 15:11

I don't think Syd would agree.
But Bonnie and Clyde maybe...

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th November 2021 at 15:19

John G, I can see your point and very much respect your view and the pleasant way in which you have worded it which couldn't possibly have offended any of our photographers or p-a-d viewers I personally like Churchyards, (rather than Cemeteries as I think they are homelier), and I like to see them especially in Spring when there are daffodils under the trees and on the graves. However, I too like to see varying views....countryside, canal-side, shops, pubs. As I said earlier, the admin can't add "poppy" photos if no-one has submitted any. Maybe there will be one for Remembrance Sunday.

Comment by: Edna on 11th November 2021 at 15:31

Thank you Maureen,and thanks to all comments on yesterday's fairy.xx

Comment by: John G on 11th November 2021 at 16:10

Veronica/ Maureen: I can take on board what you are saying, and if that’s the case that it gives you peace, helps you to reflect so you can carry on, feel more spiritual, then that’s fair comment.
I don’t think anyone can argue with that.

Comment by: John G on 11th November 2021 at 16:29

Irene: Thank you for your comments, I like how you described feeling homelier in a churchyard made me chuckle.
I hope I don’t get that same feeling Irene. But like I said to Veronica and Maureen if that floats your boat fair enough.

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th November 2021 at 17:45

John G, I meant homelier in the sense of it being smaller and in the shadow of the village's church and with just the people of that particular village being buried there, as opposed to a Cemetery which is bigger and holds the graves of people from a wider district. I just like the peace and the silence. I once heard an account of two ladies chatting in the Muffin Man cake-shop near where to my son lives in Springfield, where the nearest cemetery is Gidlow Cemetery. Apparently one of the ladies said she was going to be buried in Ince Cemetery, whereupon the other lady remarked. "Ince? But tha'll not know anybody i' theer!".

Comment by: annemarie on 11th November 2021 at 18:37

thankyou Irean for telling me about stilts on the lovely fairy lady I did look for box but never thought about stilts ,You are a nice person take care x

Comment by: annemarie on 11th November 2021 at 18:45

Re discussion on cemeterys I live in Blackrod and our cemetary looks out oner Rivington where my late hisband use to walk over to Turton towers in his youth when i go there i feel so close to him

Comment by: Mick on 11th November 2021 at 19:15

Blackrod cemetery got one of the best graveyard views in Britain, another local one with a great view is up in Colne, I like the Colne one better because its got a very good chippy called The Cemetery Chippy right outside of the gate and benches in the graveyard so you can sit and eat your chips.
A Video of Blackrod Cemetery https://youtu.be/r5pXPMwLEnk

Comment by: John G on 11th November 2021 at 19:22

Very good Irene just sounds like my relatives how they would look at it.
Now Irene I’ll tell you a story that happened to me, when I started work in the old Hospital in Prescot Merseyside, at around six o’clock in the evening it was our job to take a bunch of keys and lock up the old offices, it really was an old Victorian House.
It had a large picture on the wall of the family that used to live there, while making my way along the corridors to the alarm pad I heard people talking in one of the rooms.
I shouted hello Security, then it all went quite! I opened the door and shouted again no one around.
I put the alarm on then went to the door, I heard talking again, I radioed the security office they said ok, just make sure the alarms on and come back and they would explain.
The old guys informed me that it was the residence ghosts, I obviously said they were taking the mick, they said no, the ladies won’t touch you just ignore it.
Over the years I eventually used to go to the corridor, say I’am sorry ladies to interrupt, I’am just locking up, they never bothered me, but I could hear them talking and sometimes knitting, you could hear needles clacking together.

Comment by: Veronica on 11th November 2021 at 21:20

Gidlow Cemetery is where I'm going, because most of the old neighbour's from Scholes seem to be near one another. When I go to my mam and dad's grave, I have a little walk round and stop at some of the graves and remember. Even Fr Lappin is nearby and some of my old class mates. I think I will feel at home there until that great trumpet calls. I think Poet has got us all maudlin with this photo.

Comment by: annemarie on 11th November 2021 at 21:39

We do have a chip shop at the top of the village but wont recommend them but our village church only has a clock on three sides.Locals say it was because the side facing Horwich was left of so they would not know the time.

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th November 2021 at 22:00

Spooky, John G! Veronica, you might meet the second lady from The Muffin Man if you end up in Gidlow....she'll be after someone to chat to if her friend is in Ince! (Aren't we daft?!). Goodnight everyone. xx

Comment by: Maureen on 11th November 2021 at 22:35

John G,I will tell you a story tomorrow of things that happened in the work place..I'm sure Ron won't mind.

Comment by: Mick on 11th November 2021 at 23:21

Annemarie, I know your chippy and Ive had rag puddings chips and gravy from their a few times, a few weeks ago I was peddling past and they had sign saying they are doing battered deep fried pie in a barm cake.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 12th November 2021 at 09:11

The church in the picture, St Wifrid's also only has a clock face on 3 sides. Annemarie, if it's the chippy opposite the Red Lion, we've always found them quite good. The Grand Daughter calls the Scooby Chips :)

Comment by: Edna on 12th November 2021 at 09:51

Annemarie, I once lived in Blackrod for 2 year's in the 60s.I know the village very well.We spent all our time up Rivington, and like you have some lovely memories, your in my thoughts. x

Comment by: annemarie on 12th November 2021 at 10:04

I ment the one nere Spar great fish but the white chips are awful

Comment by: Maureen on 12th November 2021 at 10:11

John,I worked at Whelley Hospital for ten year..each night on the changover I noticed that none of the staff wanted to work on a particular ward..eventually I asked why and the answer was that they could hear babies cry in the night (that particular ward was where all babies with Diptheria died) I myself had Diptheria and Croup at a few months old but was on another ward where I finished up nursing on.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th November 2021 at 11:53

I think most hospitals have their resident ghosts. It was the same at Royal Bolton where I worked. It was usually the night staff disturbed by them. The building these occurrences where has been demolished now, I wonder if they have drifted to other wards..!

Comment by: annemarie on 12th November 2021 at 11:54

Thankyou Edna Rivington is a nice place to walk I can see it from my front window.Dont think I will be climbing the Pike any time soon take care

Comment by: Maureen on 12th November 2021 at 13:14

Yes Veronica,Whelley Hospital is now no more,a housing estate is there now,you do wonder if they still pay the residents a visit don't you.

Comment by: eddie rowland on 12th November 2021 at 18:16

Standish church yard is one of the nicest in Wigan,I know many of the poeple I worked with at douglas mill in the fifties lie in peace there.

Comment by: Pw on 23rd November 2021 at 06:33

I enjoy visiting any graveyard,yes they are peaceful.Reading the gravestones is fascinating and gives you many historical facts about people and places.

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