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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 9th April, 2024)

Finger Post


Finger Post
Springtime near the Finger Post, Aspull.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-HX99)
Views: 1,388

Comment by: Arthur on 9th April 2024 at 06:30

Excellent Dennis, taken in the Spring sunshine and looks like it finally stopped raining for the moment.

Comment by: Maureen on 9th April 2024 at 07:16

Apple blossom..pretty as a picture..what a lovely photo Dennis,and thank you.

Comment by: Sandra on 9th April 2024 at 08:03

Looks very much like a Magnolia tree in full blossom, absolutely beautiful, thanks Dennis.

Comment by: Aspuller on 9th April 2024 at 08:08

Wow, now that's a cracking photo of one of the best communities in Wigan, Aspull, and the famous Finger Post.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th April 2024 at 08:14

What a beautiful tree overloaded with its blossom. I see a bus in the distance but it doesn’t run up Dicconson Lane.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 9th April 2024 at 08:54

Lovely picture Dennis, you caught what I think is white cherry blossom at its best.
I went past the other day, the wind had picked up, I thought it was snowing!

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 9th April 2024 at 09:19

Another really nice Spring picture Dennis....or are we in summer now ?

PS Colin there is a comment re Beeston Bump entered on yestedays PAD.

Comment by: Jembo on 9th April 2024 at 09:35

Lovely Spring photo Dennis :)

Comment by: Arthur on 9th April 2024 at 09:49

Helen the Summer months start in June and ends in September.
But today feels like November.

Comment by: Meg on 9th April 2024 at 09:51

A lovely photo Dennis. It cheers the heart. Thank you.

Comment by: Mark on 9th April 2024 at 09:57

You need to catch the number 7 Bee bus from Wigan to Westhoughton. Dicconson Lane is the longest route anyway, and not many Passengers used to service.

Comment by: julie on 9th April 2024 at 10:19

Wonderful photo.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 9th April 2024 at 10:30

Helen, thanks for the clarification regarding The Bump.
Also I was more thinking of The Broads than The Fens both being quite flat. I should be visiting both this summer.

Comment by: Poet on 9th April 2024 at 11:21

That's a magnificent picture Dennis . Just glorious . We are relying on PaD at the moment to provide us with a virtual spring so awful is the weather .
The rain is currently sweeping along Preston Road like machine gun fire. .
The clematis in the yard is looking so bedraggled I fear it might drown , and the drip drip drip off the shed roof is like Chinese water torture . The solar lantern hasn't charged up for weeks .
If it doesn't stop soon I'm going on the ale .

Comment by: John (westhoughton) on 9th April 2024 at 11:28

Dennis I preferred the old bus shelter covered in moss were you used to sort Steve’s papers out for delivery but suppose you have to move on with the times.Veronica WAG should have my email together with the photo of the chipmunk feel free to use.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 9th April 2024 at 12:33

Beautiful photo Dennis ! My favourite area of Wigan and District.

Comment by: Maureen on 9th April 2024 at 13:05

Poet..your Clematis is flowering early isn't it.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th April 2024 at 13:12

John if your email is in Wag you should be able to see all the groups art work. Just go to the magnifying glass and put my name in. There must be a hundred of mine. The ‘Chipmunk’ is one we did with a visiting artist ..it’s not my usual subject. In fact I don't like it! It ‘favver’s’ Something out of rogue’s gallery. If you have a problem getting in just join. You may know some people in there. The best Artist of all is David who paints the steam engines.

Comment by: Mark on 9th April 2024 at 14:05

There's a Chipmunks chippy at the finger post in St Helens.
They are quite good aswell.

Comment by: e on 9th April 2024 at 14:19

Take the ribbon from your hair
Shake it loose and let it fall ..
KK.

Comment by: Poet on 9th April 2024 at 15:05

It's not flowering at all yet Maureen , but the vines are drooping as if they couldn't be bothered to climb anymore . I have it in a pot and perhaps it's getting too much water . The jasmine , that should be blooming is in urgent need of sunshine I think .. Only tiny little white dots so far and hardly any growth .
We need sun . I bet we got more sunshine in winter with those cold blue cloudless skies .
I've thought about an Apache sun dance but don't fancy those sharp bony things they stick into your chest before hauling you up in the air .
No wonder they went 'Oya oya oh ' , during the ceremony .

Comment by: John (westhoughton) on 9th April 2024 at 15:09

Veronica I’m thinking David’s dad worked for the railway as a signal box operator at Chew Moor just before the motorway and he allowed us in the signal box were the levers were like oversized Foden ratchet handbrakes before he started a very successful taxi business what a decent guy Harry,if I correctly assume who David is.

Comment by: John (westhoughton) on 9th April 2024 at 15:26

Gary when I said I had a ride to Whitley Bay I was in the car not on the bike.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 9th April 2024 at 15:46

Veronica, this all sounds very interesting, I would love to see your work and that of others.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th April 2024 at 17:10

I don’t know about that John I’ll ask him.
We have a site John where you can look. It’s a hobby of mine.

Comment by: Maureen on 9th April 2024 at 17:10

Poet.. my favourite plant’s are clematis, and they have a habit of drooping don’t they,I shove canes in the compost and tie them to them with garden twine.. on the other hand I would love to see you doing the war dance.. I’ve painted a couple of injuns in oils ..I’ll think about you every time I look at them. Aye e aye. X

Comment by: Veronica on 9th April 2024 at 17:26

Look in your email Colin.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th April 2024 at 17:51

I’ve just planted ‘ Nelly Moser’ I believe it’s rampant when it gets going. I am training it up a Holly tree! I bet the roots are water logged by now…

Comment by: John (westhoughton) on 9th April 2024 at 18:15

Harold sorry not Harry.Veronica.

Comment by: Dave on 9th April 2024 at 18:20

Poet , I am really losing faith in you ! Weeks ago you should have done a David Gower and now you are moaning about the weather , as a poet! Are poets allowed to moan ? Transport , elevate, take us elsewhere in thought, yes but moan ? Maybe I’m old fashioned.
I am fully aware I am on a very poor wicket and the crowd will be massively against me , but your first address at the wicket should have been swept away nonchalantly with second thought not even given air ! You chose to take the applause ?? That will never be cricket in my eyes , No sir !

Comment by: Poet on 9th April 2024 at 19:03

Fair do's Dave . You've bowled me a decent googly there . The duty of poets and all that .
Roll on the cricket season .
I once had a pint with David Gower at Wigan Pier .

Comment by: Maureen on 9th April 2024 at 19:28

Veronica, you’ve got it in one..Nelly Moser is very rampant but beautiful when in full flower.. Cliff never liked the colour purple and I love it.. which makes me think I might just get one now… I love Clematis..they’re so forgiving besides being gorgeous.

Comment by: eddie rowland on 9th April 2024 at 20:12

colin trainer you are correct it is cherry blossom at its best,the only problem is it doesnt last very long.

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