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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 20th November, 2021)


Haigh Plantations.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 20th November 2021 at 07:30

I always found something magical about the plantations as a child, especially the areas of coolness on a hot Summer's day in the places where the sun never penetrated the trees. There is a "time-stood-still" feeling about this photo.

Comment by: Poet on 20th November 2021 at 09:48

Is this the way the tractor went
Before the oak was cut in thee ,
From behind who's shade the rum lads leapt
Upon the back and rode for free ?
Is this the road the carriages wound
Along the shining pristine lane ,
Over the bridges balustrades
In their cream and orange livery?
Yes I think you could be right ,
The couplings clang on every bend
And soon the hall will be in sight
If this was the way the tractor went .

Comment by: Veronica on 20th November 2021 at 10:19

Could just imagine Little Red Riding Hood with her basket and one of the logs turning into a wolf....
There was always plenty wolves about if I remember! (Not these days though)....

Comment by: Mick on 20th November 2021 at 10:36

I wrote my name in 2p coins and nailed a clock to that tree just after it came down, but they soon got vandalized.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 20th November 2021 at 12:55

This pic must have been taken some while ago, here in Norfolk there are hardly any leaves on the trees now & it is November but its a nice PAD anyway.

Comment by: Kim on 20th November 2021 at 22:21

Well it seems you were the one vandalising it Mick !

Comment by: annemarie on 20th November 2021 at 23:06

We still have lots of leaves on the trees as my daily sweep can testify to maybe Norfolk has no hills so they just blow away

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 21st November 2021 at 07:33

People are fooled into thinking the whole of Norfolk is flat.....try riding a bike here in Nth Norfolk ! The flat bits are the fens & they are mainly Cambridegshire and beyond The Wash that said it can be very windy so leaves do get stripped of the trees before they are ready to fall.

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