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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 30th August, 2022)

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Hay Bales at Hic Bibi.

Photo: Poet  (Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F)
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Comment by: Maureen on 30th August 2022 at 07:37

This shot can't help but give you a lovely warm feeling inside when you look at it...thank you Poet.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 30th August 2022 at 07:38

That is so good to look at, a great image Poet. Has the impression of an Old Master...you know what I mean....timeless

Comment by: Veronica on 30th August 2022 at 08:42

I like the mellowness and the tinge of golden light in this timeless scene…..”Forever Amber” comes to mind.

Comment by: irene roberts on 30th August 2022 at 08:42

I agree with Helen on the Old Master impression of this photo....it is almost like a painting. It also reminds me of photos or drawings of the countryside that used to be in our books at primary school. I can see those books now piled up on the classroom window-sill ..."Blackie" or "Beacon Readers" textbooks containing pictures of farmland at harvest time, with rows of golden hay stooks, trees and huge white clouds. It always looked idyllic to a child brought up in Ince!

Comment by: fred on 30th August 2022 at 09:33

A very unusual photo, and I like it, it is so different, the focus makes it.

Comment by: Poet on 30th August 2022 at 09:56

Walking along the thin path it often looks like a low honey coloured mist has fallen onto the field . You realise why this type of grass is called
' Yorkshire Fog ' .
I wish you could smell the blossom from the big Lime trees on the right .
So sweet you want to linger .

Comment by: Fred Mason on 30th August 2022 at 10:29

It does look like a painting by Constable. All we need is the Haywain. Nice one, Poet.

Comment by: Wiganer on 30th August 2022 at 13:11

An arresting view of a landscape which is close to our hearts.
Honestly speaking, a very nice photograph, Poet. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 30th August 2022 at 16:00

Reminds me of Africa.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 30th August 2022 at 17:02

Nice down Hic Bibi this time of year

Comment by: Chorley Cake on 30th August 2022 at 18:27

It’s not Wigan, though.

Comment by: irene roberts on 30th August 2022 at 18:50

There's always ONE, isn't there, who has to argue a trivial point?! It's near enough for me. Wiganers are big enough and kind enough to embrace local places of interest, even if not actually in their town. It's a beautiful photo, Poet, and 99% of us on p-a-d appreciate it. Thankyou.

Comment by: steve on 30th August 2022 at 20:36

Please translate Hic Bibi.

Comment by: Roy on 30th August 2022 at 21:00

Here i drink.
Nice one Dave.

Comment by: Roy on 30th August 2022 at 21:10

Chorley Cake.
The Hic Bibi brook is the border between Standish with Langtree and Coppull. The original Hic Bibi well from which the area gets its name is on the Standish side of the brook, i drank regularly from it in the late 1940's.

Comment by: Poet on 30th August 2022 at 21:47

Well , unless the Standish boundary with Coppull has altered in the last 24 hours , this is very much a Wigan borough photo .
Now this may shock some , but shortly after I took this picture I walked perhaps half a mile along Hic Bibi brook , and god forbid , crossed onto the Coppull side . ( It was a bit scary I can tell you).
From there I took another photo of today's scene . Brian may or may not print it tomorrow .

Comment by: Edna on 30th August 2022 at 22:33

This photo is One for the wall.Like Maureen says, it gives you a warm feeling when you look at it.I would hang it up.Thanks Poet.

Comment by: Owd Reekie on 30th August 2022 at 23:15

To answer Steve’s question I would translate Hic Bibi as I drank here, not as I drink here. I drink here would be Hic Bibo (present tense). Hic Bibi is perfect tense. At least it is in Classical Latin. I do not know if it would be different in, say, Medieval Latin.

Comment by: Dave on 31st August 2022 at 08:48

From hay bales to Latin verb conjugation . Brilliant . Only on pad .

A notoriously difficult language . Who can forget the Scritti Politico being ticked off by John Cleese in ' Life of Brian ' .

Owd Reekie , are you a speaker or just a Google man ?

Comment by: Owd Reekie on 31st August 2022 at 13:09

Not a speaker, Dave, but I am a reader of Latin. Currently translating Aeneid Book 4 but it requires effort. Have to do something with my retirement.

Comment by: Dave on 31st August 2022 at 14:01

Fabulous mate . Best of luck with it .

Comment by: Dave a on 31st August 2022 at 14:06

Thanks Dave , I did not have the foggiest idea what verb conjugation is or was , but thanks to you I looked it up online . I now have a better insight . Johannes Kepler was able proceed with more vigour thanks to the help of Tycho Brahe . Knowledge is a wonderful thing , sharing with others is even better . Thanks Dave , I am a touch wiser .
How was I to know that my days in English class , spent staring out the window at the kestrels outside , would one day come to haunt me . But you know what Dave , when I think back , I don’t believe I had the mental capacity even then to understand what something like verb conjugation was in practice . I was far more interested in sports than in my studies . Long winded I know but what the hell . I’m sure Poet won’t mind , he sounds a decent chap to me plus a hugely gifted poet . Nice talking to you Dave .

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