Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 3rd March, 2018)
There's nothing at first! A few splinters of tin,
Twirling spurs flecking the morning sky.
Something cold alights on your cheek
And a freezing blinks in your eye.
You look up and something thicker falls,
And settles like petals on garden walls.
And white lines appear
Like chalk drawings of fences and telephone wires.
And then it begins! The white flamenco
Of wild and whimsical wanton snow..
Soon the houses are scarfed in it!
From a few splinters of tin
The land is transformed to porcelain.
What a great fun picture. Bet those kiddies haven't seen snow before from the looks of them. It's been a while for all of us- but haven't we seen it much worse in the past...and the cold has been so intense!
Enjoyed that Poet.
The scene reminds me of a film,book?
The Girl in the Red Coat, somethi g like that. Delightful photo.
I remember the film/book 'Shindler's List' / the book I studied was ' Shindler's Ark' by Thomas Keneally. There was a little girl in a red coat who stood out in the crowd in the black/white film. I don't know if you mean that Helen.
Good poem Poet.
The photo reminds me of when I was in the snowy mesnes park
How lovely to see those little children enjoying the snow. Here's me moaning about it and they are positively revelling in it, but we all did at that age! Well-caught, Tom.
Sorry Helen I am on the wrong book with 'Shindler's List'. It's just that it was such a dramatic scene with the girl in the red coat in a black and white film awaiting transportation to the Auswich.
Worst bad Winter for me with in 1963. Lovely photo.
I need to put more coal on my fire and have another drop of Sherry brrr.
Lovely to see children out in the snow in the park. But why do they have to have more CCTV cameras? like the one in the background?; it's a park not a prison and there's no real concern for crime or "terrorism", unless you're one of the many who continually believe all the propaganda in the news and allow the state to take your privacy away. People like to have privacy when they're outdoors, not have a million CCTV cameras recording everything you're doing, and it's sadly now at a point where, in some places, you can't even go to the toilet without a camera watching you; shame on you council/govt. Where's Orwell when you need him. There was no need for them a few years, so what's changed?.
Mind you don't fall in that fire Garry with all that sherry you're drinking....I'm worried about you! Hahaha!
Ab sign of the times. The park may look nice on a photo but over the last few years has had its share of attacks both on persons and property
Ab, I’ll tell you what’s changed. Last time I was in the park, last summer, there were about 6 youths on mountain bikes tearing across the bowling greens doing handbrake turns and damaging the surface. That wouldn’t happen when we were kids. It’s not safe to have a word with them, that’s asking for trouble.
Ask the ones who got killed AB in Manchester, sorry you can't.
I think it's more for crime, Ab, such as vandalism, than just watching ordinary visitors. Also, a gentle young girl was savagely attacked by a gang of teenagers some time ago in the park, simply because she was a Goth. I can see your point but I welcome it if it stops mindless vandalism and attacks on innocent people.
Lovely to see the toddlers warmly wrapped up and enjoying the snow.
Poet - your description of the whimsical wanton snow is superb. You’re very gifted and can capture a scene with your poetry as good as any camera.
Lovely photo, thank you Mr Walsh.
Pour a sherry for me, please, Garry! x.
The camera is there to keep people safe and help to catch the bad ones.
Good photo Thomas. Quite a nice poem, poet. I think you should note how many times you use "and". there are many other words that can be used
Thank you Veronica and Irene, cheers. Keep warm xx.
I'm not keen on sherry Gary. Beer for me.
I'll bet you were an expensive date Irene, every time Garry mentions Sherry you're in like a shot!
Have you ever actually ever got one from him, or are you still living in hopes?
Thank you Thomas for inspiring today's PAD and to all the kind and honest comments to my offering.
Yes Tom you should put more pictures on here! I'm wondering are the toddlers your great grandchildren?
There's something about Garry that women like, don't know what it is??
He seems to say anything without anyone slating him off.
No, I wasn't an expensive date, DTease. I never expected much in the way of material things which is a good job as I never got much! I'm sure Gary would pour Veronica and I a sherry if he knew who we were, and a beer for Alan. It's nice when strangers can have a bit of banter, isn't it? x.
Veronica and Irene, yes it is nice to share a bit of banter. I've often thought it would be a nice idea to have a Christmas ' do' for Wiganworlders . It may be to big a job to organise .I think Sunshine House or some where similar, I'd be interested how many would interested.?.
Veronica the children were just playing , I asked their Mothers if I could take a snap
It is indeed Irene, it is indeed.
Tom I can see it now - guessing who was who!! Well I know 3 or 4 including you!
Good idea, Tom. x.
They'll say, "See those two glamorous ones in the corner, knocking the sherry back?....That's Irene and Veronica!"
The Sherry's on me ladies..cheers.