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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 5th September, 2012)

Now Adam?


Now Adam?
Haigh hall top walled garden, the fruits of volunteers labour.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon bridge camera)
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Comment by: Ken R on 5th September 2012 at 00:04

Thanks for the memories Ron. I must confess that as a lad I and others used to partake of these fruits at great risk, we had to keep a lookout for the head gardener.

Comment by: peterp on 5th September 2012 at 06:00

would you beli eve it

Comment by: Janice on 5th September 2012 at 06:23

Will an apple a day keep the moaners away? I doubt it- someone will complain that these are not Wigan apples - could be from anywhere! However this is a very nice shot Ron, well taken with good use of depth of field, a 'core' shot that should 'a-peel' :)

Comment by: Janice on 5th September 2012 at 06:29

Ernest in response to 31 8 - it has the appearance of the flat face of an owl - I could be wrong. I am a crown Green Bowler and love the sport. See my website http://crowngreenphotos.webs.com/
and
http://www.flickr.com/photos/auntiechick/
Sorry for hijacking your day Ron

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th September 2012 at 08:48

A lovely pic from my favourite time of year and a very special place; Autumn in The Walled Garden at Haigh Hall.

Comment by: Garry on 5th September 2012 at 10:34

Not Autumn yet irene, you have to wait a few more weeks, usually when we altar the clocks.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th September 2012 at 10:48

I always thought it was March, April May...Spring; June, July, August...Summer; September, October, November...Autumn; December, January, February...Winter. Mind you, the seasons seem haywire these days, don't they? There's just no predicting the weather! But I do like early Autumn when the nights begin to draw in...cool mornings and evenings,and warm, mellow afternoon sunshine.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 5th September 2012 at 11:33

lovely photo, Irene's seasonal breakdown seems logical to me.Many happy times in the walled garden.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 5th September 2012 at 14:25

Janice, this photo is the type you see entered in a photo competition and is irrevelant on P-a-D, which is NOT a competition.
My sport, from the age of thirteen in 1941, was crown green bowling until I got hooked on golf in the early sixties. Still have my set of bowls and jack bought in 1946.
Hijacking, as you put it, on P-a-D is commonplace now.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th September 2012 at 16:28

This is a very pleasing picture taken in an historic part of Wigan. I don't think the photographer thought for one moment that Photo-a-Day was a competition. There has to be a bit of variety; I am a proud Wiganer, but if all that was shown were photos of Wigan Landmarks, eg, streets, canals etc. we would have run out of photos long ago. I myself posted a photo of my husband and myself in our 1940s clothes last year; the actual photo was taken in Stockport, but we, the subjects, are from Wigan. The photo brought forth a lot of comments, bringing all us strangers together, and surely that is what Photo-a-Day is all about?

Comment by: Roy on 5th September 2012 at 16:28

Seasons of 2012 start as follows:-
Spring- March 20th
Summer- June 20th
Autumn- Sept 22nd
Winter- Dec 21st

Comment by: Ron D on 5th September 2012 at 18:04

I was a member of Wigan Photographic Society many years ago, and did OK in there competitions ,it is the best way to be competent in your hobby or profession. Every pick I take , I take it as though its a competition ,I think golfers football players do the same.What ever you do in life. I say do it the best way you can. You may not succeed,then try better. If this was a competition the standard of photography would improve.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th September 2012 at 19:36

Your photographs give us much pleasure, Ron. Thankyou

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 5th September 2012 at 21:09

We have an apple tree in the garden with 3 different varirties of apples....heck of a crop this year.Not quite ready to pick yet but i`m afraid the crows are making a mess "trying them out"They eat half of there chosen one and it falls on the floor and then the wasps move in !

Comment by: dirty harry on 6th September 2012 at 17:51

Say , Garry, have you got 'holy' clocks? Alter, not altar!

Comment by: Skeets on 6th September 2012 at 22:31

Say, dh alter, not altar.

Comment by: Gary on 7th September 2012 at 18:23

Adjust sounds better than altar or alter!

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