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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 12th December, 2011)

West Pennine moors


West Pennine moors
From Haigh.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon D60, 70 mm lens)
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Comment by: Ellen on 12th December 2011 at 05:59

Another homesick-making picture! A beautiful nostalgic scene.-Was this made recently? Here in Ontario, we don't have such green grass at this time of year

Comment by: Ron D on 12th December 2011 at 08:27

Taken about a month ago, but the grass is still green Ellen.

Comment by: Helen on 12th December 2011 at 10:21

A beautiful peaceful scene you have captured Ron.
Here in Norfolk we have some lovely places, beaches & villages but the hills do something else to you. My spirits are always raised when travelling north & seeing the land start to rise.

Comment by: janet on 12th December 2011 at 11:57

Love the picture, but same as Ellen says, I'm homesick.... Our grass isn't green either, we've had a good few frosts and freezes, plus we are 3ft behind in rainfall this year alone and this being the 3rd or 4th year in a row of rainfall deficit... I long for the green green grass of home....

Comment by: maria on 12th December 2011 at 18:10

I loved it! I'm homesick too..Having same view where I came from.( Ilocos Region- Northern Phil).

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th December 2011 at 20:11

It reminds me of the film "Yanks" where the Americans are just arriving at a base in Lancashire, and Richard Gere says, "Winter, and still green".

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 12th December 2011 at 22:06

As the saying goes.....The grass is always greener on the other side.!

Comment by: Ken R on 12th December 2011 at 23:46

Nice one Ron. Where is this shot taken from ?

Comment by: Ellen on 12th December 2011 at 23:59

Further to my last i just remembered that when my (Canadian) husband first saw England, he was amazed not only by the green-ness,(if there's such a word),but that there is still so much countryside. He was born and raised in the city of Toronto.

Comment by: Ellen on 13th December 2011 at 00:01

Further to my last i just remembered that when my (Canadian) husband first saw England, he was amazed not only by the green-ness,(if there's such a word),but that there is still so much countryside. He was born and raised in the city of Toronto.

Comment by: janet on 13th December 2011 at 16:28

My husband loves England, we both have spoken often of how we wish we had done things differently and his moving to England, instead of my moving here...USA..
It's way too late now, my daughter would never move to England and I could never leave my grandson...I'll live here for the rest of my life now, but I'll always be English and a Wiganer and proud of it.....

Comment by: Ellen on 14th December 2011 at 02:31

Me too,Janet.Unfortunately I'm now a widow,but I have my two grandchildren, daughter,friends and pets, not to mention a whole 40yr.life, memories and citizenship; However I still think of myself as English,and of Upholland Moor as home!

Comment by: janet on 14th December 2011 at 12:46

Sorry to hear that Ellen, must be very difficult.. Thank God for your family and friends...

All the Best Ellen..

Comment by: Ellen on 14th December 2011 at 17:43

I do,Janet, every day. I'm over the worst, it's more than three years now and life goes on. I'm just grateful that we made the move to a small town before we were married. I think that a city like Toronto can be very lonely after a loss like that.I consider myself blessed....

Thanks for your good wishes.
Oops, we're violating the "no personal conversations" code!

Comment by: janet on 14th December 2011 at 19:26

Sorry, I didn't know there was such a code....

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