Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 5th August, 2012)
Oooooh nice shot!
Nice colourful photo. Walked along there a few times, also boated and canoed on Scotsmans when I was in the Wigan Sea Cadets.
Crystal clear photo Jeff,nice bright day for photo's for a change.
Nice shot good light, and one man and his dog works well.
A pleasing colourful scene, Jeff. When was it taken?
It`s time we had a bit of culture:-
I Love a Little Narrowboat - by Pam Ayres
I love a little narrowboat, I love the old canal,
Imagining the tales these ancient waterways could tell,
I love to work the lock, those oaken gates so firm and strong,
With know-alls up above to tell you what you're doing wrong.
I love to see the native creatures busy at the bank,
The otter and the water vole, the terrapin and mink,
And peering in the water, into shallows green and still,
To see somebody's goldfish from the kitchen window-sill.
I love to moor along the bank and hear the gentle rain,
To cook a meal and watch the world beyond the window-pane,
Little bobbing moorhen chicks, the mallard and the coot,
Exhausted lovers hoping that their effort's bearing fruit.
I love the ancient bridges, every keystone, every corbel,
The singing of the little birds, the chirrup and the warble,
To feed a lonely swan, so perfect, white as alabaster,
Who struck me with his wing; observe my collar-bone in plaster.
I love to meet the other folk who use the waterways,
The walkers and the fishermen on sunny languid days,
We drift beside the towpath and we breathe the summer's breath,
Till roaring motor-bikers come and frighten us to death.
I love the inland waterways and if it's in my power,
I'll just keep on a-sailing at about three miles an hour,
And when I see that final tunnel, into it I'll glide,
I'll raise my yachting cap and see you on the other side.
Thats the life just up sticks and move on
Ernest. The photo was taken at 8.17 pm on the 7th of July this year. I have never read the poem before, but it's a classic of Pam Ayres sense of humour.
Jeff,realy nice photogragh ,Ive walked this bank many times,but not for quite a long time,this shot has wetted my appetite,and I hope,weather permitting ,to walk this week,from St,James Church to Platt bridge ,it's a particular nice walk early evening,when the birds are coming home to roost.The nicest part of the walk is the area between the canal and Scotsmans.
Just beautiful and peaceful, well done Jeff.
Very nice photo. Lovely.
Jeff, I`m glad you liked the poem. There are a lot of poems by Pam Ayres on You Tube, but not this one unfortunately
This is a great photograph Jeff. Love the way you have caught the movement of the boat with the gentle wake and terrific reflections. Ernest, well done once again. I love Pam Eyres and what a great poem. Wouldn't the photo and the poem make a great card to send to someone!
I have known this area for more than 60 years.Today is a vast improvement on what once was,well done everyone who had a hand in it.
I try to take my children down this path whenever we go home. It's quite close to my Mum's and it's a lovely walk. Great photo.
Great photograph - who needs a D800?
I wish I had a D800.