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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 3rd August, 2014)


Wildflower flower beds in the Wigan Parish Church gardens,

Photo: Aubrey Fairclough  (PENTAX Optio 750Z)
Views: 4,111

Comment by: Ken R on 3rd August 2014 at 02:07

Lovely photo, wild flowers have there own beauty.

Comment by: alan on 3rd August 2014 at 03:48

if somebody would get round to mowing the grass, those weeds would not grow. when a friend of mine was rector at the church, that mess never happened.

Comment by: Garry on 3rd August 2014 at 06:18

Now that's a real lovely shot.
Thank you Aubrey.

Comment by: Alan on 3rd August 2014 at 08:12

My kind of photo on Sunday, nice shot.

Comment by: Helen on 3rd August 2014 at 08:29

How nice to see the humble cornflower planted like this. When in Cromer yesterday I saw something similar. One side of the churchyard where the old headstones are had been sowed with cornfield flowers, the wild poppies made a beautiful splash of red....appropriate at this time for remembering the men & women who lost their lives in the 1914/18 war.

Comment by: Catherine on 3rd August 2014 at 08:57

We used to call this the one 0'clock park when we were young.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd August 2014 at 09:20

2014 been a good years for flowers.

Comment by: Maureen on 3rd August 2014 at 09:50

That's a very pretty picture Aubrey..
thank you.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 3rd August 2014 at 10:20

Alan...how can you say that this is "a mess"?
Lovely picture Aubrey.If the "weeds" came up in my garden like this ,I wouldnt mind at all.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 3rd August 2014 at 10:39

Lovely shot Aubrey - this wild flower beds look great. I have one of them in the queue for POTD - but not from the same angle.

Comment by: Lizziedownunder on 3rd August 2014 at 11:29

I agree our Maureen...beautiful... Cheers!!!!

Comment by: kath on 3rd August 2014 at 11:43


Comment by: Anne on 3rd August 2014 at 12:02

alan ....those flowers have been deliberately planted. Have you not noticed some patches of grass verges are left uncut for the benefit of wild life.

Comment by: Aubrey Fairclough on 3rd August 2014 at 12:10

Thanks Dave(Oy), I did take several other photos and was very much undecided which to submit. I think Wigan Council does deserve some credit, the beds were really nice.

Comment by: A.W. on 3rd August 2014 at 13:01

I noticed the same flowers the other day when I passed through the churchyard, thank you Aubrey for this permanent record of them.

Comment by: Jod on 3rd August 2014 at 13:35

Great image, Aubrey, I took exactly the same shot last week too amongst some others!!

Comment by: Gem on 3rd August 2014 at 20:03

Wildflower beds are being planted everywhere to help save the bees. Lovely picture Aubrey

Comment by: Garry on 3rd August 2014 at 21:49

To the snapper clan...this is what we on P-a-D like... no tricks a straight genuine shot like this. Nothing added and nothing taken away.

Comment by: david on 4th August 2014 at 16:57

Great shot - I love wild flowers.

Comment by: Chuckabutty on 4th August 2014 at 17:03

Back to nature. Better than all the fancy pruning.

Comment by: daisy on 4th August 2014 at 17:23

All i can say is WOW!!

Comment by: Aubrey on 21st August 2014 at 05:34

Thank You everyone

Comment by: Brenda Porter ( nee Gerhold ) on 23rd August 2014 at 15:52

Had lots of fun looking at Wigan World with my cousin Lynn, enjoyed your beautiful
photographs. Well done Aubrey.

Comment by: Lynn & Jeff Harrison on 23rd August 2014 at 20:07

A lovely photo Aubrey - brings back happy memories (as Lynn explained on the 'phone)

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