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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 30th May, 2012)

Haigh Hall Plantations

Haigh Hall Plantations

Photo: Ian Foster-Sharples  (Canon Powershot)
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Comment by: Ken R on 30th May 2012 at 00:02

Nothing nicer than nature, looks so fresh.

Comment by: Ellen on 30th May 2012 at 00:05

Another beautiful green picture! Never too many of these.

Comment by: Julie... on 30th May 2012 at 00:34

I love Haigh Hall, lovely picture Ian..

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 30th May 2012 at 05:11

Pity we can`t hear the birdsong Ian !!

A Woodland Walk

Once, when a-walking in Woodland Glade,
I saw such a funny man, sat in the shade,
with a coat of blue, and hat of green,
his trousers were red as ever I’d seen,
Black high-legged boots shone like the sun.
whilst his eyes had a look, that was full of fun,
The hair was of copper, just touched with gold,
yet his beard was white, looking ever so old.
His hands were so tiny, fingers so small.
But then, you see, he was just two feet tall.

This story my seem much taller to you,
but how can YOU say that it isn’t true?
Have you ever walked in a woodland glade,
never wondered what it was you saw,
in the shade?

It was there for a moment, then it had fled,
Was it a green hat, or copper gold head?
You have to be quiet, as still as can be,
if forest bred creatures, you desire to see,
for only those eyes which are quick and bright,
are able to see such a wonderful sight.

YOU, pause for a moment when next you are there,
take time in the woodland, to stop and to stare,
and, if not my little man, something as nice,
you will see in the wood,
if you’re quiet, like mice

Comment by: peterp on 30th May 2012 at 06:49

A deserted oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Wigan

Comment by: Catherine on 30th May 2012 at 08:27

Brings back lovely childhood memories spent many hours in the summer holidays there xx

Comment by: D. on 30th May 2012 at 09:15

This picture is perfect, well done Ian!

Comment by: Janice on 30th May 2012 at 09:30

Lovely shot Ian and thanks for the lovely poetry Ernest.

Comment by: tricia on 30th May 2012 at 10:13

Same here Janice. Thankyou Ernest and hope you are well.

Comment by: Mick on 30th May 2012 at 10:25

Ernie you can here the birds singing in Haigh plantation here,,

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 30th May 2012 at 11:08

That's a lovely picture Ian..and Ernest that's a lovely poem..thank you to both of you.

Comment by: Garry on 30th May 2012 at 12:01

Isn't it great being a Wiganer.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 30th May 2012 at 14:04

Sometimes trees make magic,well caught by Ian.Tha reet,Gary,no matter where thas bin tha never forgeets where tha once wuz.

Comment by: mw on 30th May 2012 at 17:18

oh to be in England, now that May is here,....should be April, but i think May is so beutiful with all thqe blossoms ,lovely photo

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 30th May 2012 at 21:47

Thanks Janice, tricia, Maureen and Mick.
I heard a cuckoo on Chorley Golf Course this afternoon.

Comment by: David Fairclough on 30th May 2012 at 21:50

I'm always home sick when I look on Photos a Day but this one has really hit the spot. Well said Garry

Comment by: alan lad on 30th May 2012 at 22:18

one of the best this one

Comment by: keithy on 30th May 2012 at 23:35

ho wot awesome pic

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