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 Photo-a-Day      (Sunday, 3rd April, 2016) Views: 2,462 
Spring time
 Spring time   by Ron Dawber  (Pentax SLR)
Little wood off Haigh Road, Aspull.

Comment by Johnny on 3rd April 2016 at 01:33
The expression...I can't see the wood for the trees ....is very apt here!


Comment by Ellen on 3rd April 2016 at 02:11
I've been waiting for this!
lovely,Many thanks...."daffodil, that come before the swallow dares and take the winds of March with beauty'


Comment by Julie Bateman on 3rd April 2016 at 09:22
Lovely picture Ron I will always remember my old school aspull high school being behind it once so sad to see that things change,I used to love the old times.


Comment by Vb on 3rd April 2016 at 09:38
Always a lovely scenic route through Aspull and Haigh and onto Standish. Especially the twisting country lane where the road narrows near the bridge. The daffodils are a feast for the eyes after winter.


Comment by Carolaen on 3rd April 2016 at 10:08
Are the daffodils only just coming out ? We now live in Somerset about 10 miles west of Bristol. I, not kidding when I say some daffodils around here were out around Xmas and many have been standing for 2-3 moths - many are still in full bloom
including some in our garden. Amazing how the climate varies even in such a small country as the UK


Comment by Neil Cain on 3rd April 2016 at 10:23
Just higher up, past Ratcliffe Rd. and near the lamppost is a stone by the road about 18 inches high with an oval plate on it. Anything known about it?Something to do with the old colliery railway?


Comment by JJP on 3rd April 2016 at 18:15
Back when we were kids this little wood was always known by the name "Holly Nook" a path ran straight through it from Haigh Road to Scot Lane following the school boundary fence. Neil, I've not seen the sign you refer to but I have an old Aspull map that shows numerous mineral railway lines criss-crossing from one pit to another and then onto towards Wigan were they joined the mainline, I would think the sign relates to these.


Comment by Ken R on 3rd April 2016 at 20:17
Nice photo Ron, I know exactly where this is.


Comment by Ellen on 4th April 2016 at 00:54
Springtime is one of the things I most miss, since I left England. Those of you who remain,please spare a thought for an Ontarian who is currently watching snow flurries from my window!


Comment by Vb on 4th April 2016 at 15:17
Very apt quote from "A Winter's Tale" then Ellen if you are still waiting for Spring. Hope the Summer makes up for it. Or is it just Summer and Winter in Canada?


Comment by Ellen on 5th April 2016 at 00:12
Vb; Here in Ontario we very definitely have four seasons. It's just that Spring takes its own sweet time coming! My favorite seasons are Spring and Fall. As I get older,I find the Summer too hot and humid!


Comment by Ellen on 5th April 2016 at 00:17
Vb; Here in Ontario we very definitely have four seasons. It's just that Spring takes its own sweet time coming! My favorite seasons are Spring and Fall. As I get older,I find the Summer too hot and humid!


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