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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 2nd April, 2024)

Bird Feed


Bird Feed
A few hardy souls feeding the birds on a bitterly cold day in Wigan Park.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-HX99)
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Comment by: Veronica on 2nd April 2024 at 00:05

Very artistic Dennis it’s a beautiful composition.
The red roof and the soft greens and the muted colours of the cafe. Added which the people give it life. One of your very best.

Comment by: Arthur on 2nd April 2024 at 06:09

Very nice photo Dennis, Spring is really here and can only get better, warmer days to come.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 2nd April 2024 at 07:26

What a pretty scene, just lovely Dennis. All that new greenery around what could be a cottage in the countryside....except for the ' bandstand' sneaking in !

Comment by: Malc on 2nd April 2024 at 07:31

It's so nice to get out and about, after all, it is Spring.
Keep them coming Dennis.

Comment by: Poet on 2nd April 2024 at 07:58

Good on 'em . If we rely on the weather we'll never do anything !
I'm so tired of the rain now ; yesterday I simply said stuff it , put on my waterproofs and got a good soaking . Anything is better than going stir crazy in the house .
As Alfred Wainwright often observed , ' There's no bad weather only inappropriate clothing ' .

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd April 2024 at 08:45

Ps. I love the ‘wonky’ tree trunk! Saving this one for future projects…

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 2nd April 2024 at 08:47

Yes, a lovely scene Dennis.
When I was there a few weeks back there were two fallen trees in the pond that looked a mess, one to the left of the picture and one on the far side of the pond. Have these been removed?

Comment by: Jembo on 2nd April 2024 at 09:35

Splendid! Well done Dennis.

Comment by: Johnny Eclair on 2nd April 2024 at 10:01

I use to go in that cafe after a good walk, tea and cream cakes really lovely.

Comment by: Alan on 2nd April 2024 at 10:04

Wigan Park is one of my my favourite parks.

Comment by: Tommy Sherry on 2nd April 2024 at 10:16

Mesnes park is a nice, lovely flower beds and walks.
Beautiful during the Summer months.

Comment by: PeterP on 2nd April 2024 at 10:32

Helen of troy where is the bandstand on the photo? I can see the old toilet block and the cafe and you can just make out the Pagefield building through the trees

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 2nd April 2024 at 11:12

Helen, the bandstand isn't on this photo. If you're looking top right, that's the entrance to the cafe and bottom right behind the tree is just railings.

Comment by: Mark on 2nd April 2024 at 12:20

Three men on the bank warned Olympic high diving champion to 'allow for the wind!'

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 2nd April 2024 at 12:34

Sorry folks, I made the wrong choice of words...I did put little comma's round the word bandstand...it just looked to me as if it might have been a Victorian bandstand showing through the trees.

Comment by: Cyril on 2nd April 2024 at 13:36

Good photo Dennis, the child wearing a turquoise hood looks to be playing 'peek-a-boo' from behind the tree.

The building to the left was so good when it was raining as it had benches around the inside where you could shelter and sit down, and 'rest a while' looking out at the park listening to the birds and the rain:
https://youtu.be/1YqFAs5mRgc?si=zkDGKeWkdTL86rE1

Though that's boarded up and I've heard so too are the toilets behind it, all through putting a stop to them being vandalised.

Comment by: Meg on 2nd April 2024 at 19:23

Thanks to a very good friend I managed a walk in the park this afternoon. It was pleasantly warm in the sunshine and we sat on the very same bench as the three "Last of the summer winers " in the photo, A lovely afternoon in our beautiful park. Aren't we lucky.

Comment by: e on 2nd April 2024 at 21:58

But how do we forward I ask from that
Splendour in the Grass?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 2nd April 2024 at 22:18

So glad you had a walk in our lovely park today., Meg, And yes, we are very lucky. xxxx

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 2nd April 2024 at 22:19

All the best Meg, I hope the weather improves so you can get out again.
A walk in the Park is a real tonic.

Comment by: Larry Lobbies on 3rd April 2024 at 06:26

Haigh Hall is a much better walk and the scenery in the woodland breathtaking.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd April 2024 at 07:50

One of my favourite quotes…..
“ Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower.
We will grieve not ,rather find
Strength in what remains behind…”
William Wordsworth 1750 -1850

Comment by: Doughnut on 3rd April 2024 at 09:43

Good age Mr Wordsworth 100 years old. Average age then would be 45 to 60.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd April 2024 at 11:02

1770 - 1850 Satisfied?

Comment by: Meg on 3rd April 2024 at 11:03

Thank you Irene and Dennis for your kind wishes. Larry I'm afraid Haigh Hall and the plantations are beyond me now but I have lovely memories of sunny days spent there.

Comment by: Sue on 3rd April 2024 at 13:21

I agree with Meg and Larry Lobbies, Haigh Hall is a wonderful place to visit and very big.

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