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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 30th November, 2017)

Autumn in the park


Autumn in the park
Mesnes Park, Wigan.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850 with Nikon 16-35mm F/4 AF-S G VR)
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Comment by: Poet on 30th November 2017 at 07:12

I stand sentinel here
I have done since
1919 they put me on this plinth.
I recall the year of the German retreat,
For that's the last time l took a seat.
Now my friend Francis with the shiny foot,
He's not happy with his lot.
He says his plight is hard to bear
Sitting daily in his chair.
So sometimes when they've locked the gate,
In the moonlight with the hooting Owl
I saunter down to Mr. Powell,
For an hour swap places with my mate.

Comment by: Anne on 30th November 2017 at 08:14

Poet... the original statue was to commemorate the Boer war, installed in the early 1900s not 1919. He surely did witness both world wars until dismantled and lost.
Once again thanks to Oy.

Comment by: Veronica on 30th November 2017 at 08:23

Beautiful composition -signs of Autumn,the elaborate design of the cafe and the soldier in the distance!
I can just imagine the statues swapping plinths in the moonlight and having a chat! :0))

Comment by: irene roberts on 30th November 2017 at 08:44

Timeless.

Comment by: Garry on 30th November 2017 at 09:29

September, October and November are the Autumn months, so it's the official Winter Months which starts tomorrow 1st December.
Nice late Autumn shot Dave.

Comment by: Maureen on 30th November 2017 at 09:39

Another lovely composition from Dave..memories from my childhood and my children ..thank you Dave.

Comment by: Mick on 30th November 2017 at 11:06

Exactly the same view as I had this morning as I peddled up the hill in a freezing cold Mesnes park

Comment by: Howard P on 30th November 2017 at 12:03

I suspect Autumn starts in Aug, Sep, Oct. Winter Nov, Dec, Jan.

Comment by: Veronica on 30th November 2017 at 13:02

Gary is correct.
September, October ,November / Autumn
December , January , February /Winter

Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 30th November 2017 at 13:15

I suspect that you are wrong Howard P.

Meteorological Autumn begins on 1st September and ends on 30th November.

Astronomical Autumn begins on 22nd September and ends on 21st December.

Comment by: Garry on 30th November 2017 at 13:59

Sorry Howard P, your'e wrong.

Comment by: Alan on 30th November 2017 at 14:13

It feels like Winter now in November. Winter starts Nov Dec and Jan.

Comment by: Maurice on 30th November 2017 at 15:09

Nice view to brighten the day,the season dates appear different than I knew,Spring started 21st April,Summer 21st June,Autumn 21st September,and Winter 21st December.

Comment by: britboy on 30th November 2017 at 16:01

Such timeless childhood memories but must admit I liked the original soldier statue.
Alway rubbed Sir Francis’s shiny foot when I was in Mesnes Park, the last time was 2012,
the first time my mam had to lift me up to reach it....happy innocent days.

Comment by: Ann on 30th November 2017 at 16:21

21st June is the longest day.

Comment by: Ann on 30th November 2017 at 16:23

21st December is the shortest day.

Comment by: Sonia on 30th November 2017 at 16:33

Heard the weather man on Granada Reports last night mentioning 'Meznez Park !' It does look lovely.

Comment by: WILLY WACKUM on 30th November 2017 at 19:17

The day you die will be the shortest day<g>

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 30th November 2017 at 20:03

My mother once told me that I was born a couple of minutes before midnight Willy, so I don't expect I'll ever experience a shorter day than my first one.

Comment by: Garry on 30th November 2017 at 20:48

Mesnes Park: but pronounced Mains Park.??????

Comment by: Ellen on 30th November 2017 at 23:07

..And I thought Winter began on December 22nd, or thereabouts, at the time of the Winter Solstice!

Comment by: Ellen on 30th November 2017 at 23:15

Beautiful picture, by the way!
...as for yesterday's offering, my first thought was exactly like Helen's; my second was "it looks like a Pollock"!

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