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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 5th September, 2017)


Fuschia & bridge, Leeds Liverpool canal, Wigan.

Photo: David  (Canon G3 X)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 5th September 2017 at 07:48

Another artistic image of the humble fuschia, lovely.

Comment by: Veronica on 5th September 2017 at 09:48

A riot of colour - and the stone bridge in focus a bit more would be ideal for a water colour sketch. Mind you it could be done all the same! Thanks David.

Comment by: Maureen on 5th September 2017 at 10:06

Beautiful colours of Summer,shortly to disappear..but lie in wait for next Spring..thank you David.

Comment by: Jonno on 5th September 2017 at 10:09

If you'll beg my pardon Helen, i think your choice of words on this occasion is slightly adrift, as an avid fuschia grower over the years i would suggest that the fuschia is anything but humble, in other words, meek,unpretentious,lower class etc, i will say the hardy fuschia or the outdoor one as shown in David's pic may not be as beautiful as the trailing ones which we see in hanging baskets. Good use of the camera David and no offence meant Helen.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 5th September 2017 at 10:17

Nice composition, David. Another interesting shot.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th September 2017 at 10:57

That is lovely. It makes me feel I'm standing there with the sun on my shoulders and the birds singing.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 5th September 2017 at 12:50

No problem Jonno, I love fuschias, I suppose I meant that this delightful fuschia was growing by a canal /river bank, they always seem to do well where they want to be.
Also....showing off a bit I knew a man who was a fuschia expert & grower, he bred some beautiful varieties, wonder if you have ever heard of him Mr Puddifoot? He had a nursery in Nth Kent near where we once lived ?

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th September 2017 at 13:21

Jonno, I have put a question for you on the Album photo of Philip Gormley and his brother, (just in case you don't return to the pic). Apologies for going off the subject, everyone....I had no other way of contacting Jonno.

Comment by: Jonno on 5th September 2017 at 14:42

Question answered Irene.

Comment by: Julie on 5th September 2017 at 18:24

Sorry Jonno, I tend to agree with Helen as regards David's picture . I see humble also .


I remember Mick did a picture a while ago on PAD.
The shot was through the trees , looking at
a disused bridge , if I remember correctly .
I liked it because it showed how , when we humans leave something abandoned to decay, Nature , without noise or curse, will simply take it back.

Thank you David

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 5th September 2017 at 21:42

Well said Julie, my sentiments exactly.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th September 2017 at 08:40

I would say buttercups and daisies are 'humble' along with dandelions .Fuschia's with the glorious petals and contrasting trumpets ablaze with colour - are to my mind -botanical beauties. I may be biased as I love painting flowers but I don't think so.

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