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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 27th June, 2013)

Pennington Flash


Pennington Flash
Wild flowers growing in profusion at the side of the canal at Pennington. Ox-eye Daisy, Cornflower and some tiny Poppies.

Photo: Janice Freeman  (Canon Ixus on Auto.)
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Comment by: Mick on 27th June 2013 at 00:04

Its funny theres no Buttercups.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 27th June 2013 at 01:02

Janice.....this photo makes my heart skip a beat....it is so beautiful.....you are very good at this....Thankyou......you know where it is going.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Kath Pressey on 27th June 2013 at 07:28

lovely lovely summer picture

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 27th June 2013 at 07:44

Looking back over 60 years,this area is one of the best examples I have seen of environment improvement.Great photo Janice.

Comment by: Ron D on 27th June 2013 at 08:01

Depth and field. Nice one.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 27th June 2013 at 09:48

Great to be a Wiganer, well done Janice. My grandchildren love it.

Comment by: Maureen on 27th June 2013 at 13:15

Janice,you have a great eye for beauty...it's a lovely shot.

Comment by: tricia on 27th June 2013 at 14:07

Hi to all our wonderful photographers!!! Please see my post on yesterday's Photo-a-Day.
Where is Mick when you need him??/ LOL

Comment by: Gareth on 27th June 2013 at 15:54

Went by there this morning and kept the dogs out of the Flash as it is full of algae . A usual thing when it gets warm !

Comment by: Mick on 27th June 2013 at 16:59

tricia I saw your post last night and Ive already looked through my photobucket but I cant see any of the water tower.

I will keep your request in mind next time I passing it.

I also have said it used to stand out to me and my mates, like when we was climbing a tree we used to say I can see that white tower thingy from up here.

Comment by: tricia on 27th June 2013 at 19:07

Hi Mick
I posted again on there today.
I used to think it was a 'thingy ' too.It could be seen from all over in those days.
Am I right in thinking you went to Singapore at one time?
If so , do you remember the Bank of China Buiding near Boat Quay?
It always reminded me of the tower , and home.
Its very different now as they have added a lot of floors to it.
Thanks for your reply. I still keep looking at Porters Wood.

Comment by: Ellen on 27th June 2013 at 19:20

Just plain beautiful!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 27th June 2013 at 20:19

Mick,if you strain your eyes you will pickup on the yellow flowers at the front.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 27th June 2013 at 22:37

Janice: Was wondering if there is any cow parsley in this area.
Have looked at :-
http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/cow-parsley
But areas like flashes aren`t mentioned.
Jean: I can`t see any buttercups.

Comment by: Mick on 27th June 2013 at 23:30

tricia I lived in Singapore for 12 years from 1972 to 1983 and know the Bank of China building well and know what you mean.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 28th June 2013 at 13:33

Janice: Dave Oy has taken a photo from this spot. It`s the first on :-
Communicate, Hobbies/Books, Piccies by Oy - 2.

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