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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 9th July, 2018)

Winter Hill fire


Winter Hill fire
Another view of the fire on Winter Hill, taken last week.

Photo: Anne  (Leica C-Lux 3)
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Comment by: Poet on 9th July 2018 at 06:49

WINTER HILL 1588

Knowest thee when thou see from below,
Yon billowing sea of Calico
Sailing in the channel sky
Born of heath burned parched and dry,
Thou needest not thy almanac
As so in anxious centuries back.
For the Pike hath spoke with lips aflame
To warn of the coming ships from Spain.

Comment by: Mick on 9th July 2018 at 07:09

Unusual sky with two shades of blue

Comment by: Fred Mason on 9th July 2018 at 08:14

Nice photo, Anne. Wonder if this one can be seen from space also?

Comment by: Jim on 9th July 2018 at 09:24

Absolutely beautiful smoke signal say find the idiots who did this and put them behind bars.

Comment by: Cyril on 9th July 2018 at 14:38

Fred a photo of the smoke billowing over towards the Isle of Man was shown on North West weather.

Good clear photo Anne.

You can see the two sources of fire, the larger area near to the transmitters which reportedly was started by off road bikers after an argument with a gamekeeper, and the smaller one near to the Pike of which they have the offender who started it.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 9th July 2018 at 16:45

Cheers, Cyril...

Comment by: Julie on 9th July 2018 at 17:24

Wonderful picture Anne , thank-you .
Nature will recover. It is not Nature we need to look at , but ourselves.

Ps
If you have not , Check out Mick’s Delph Quarry in General to soothe the mind . Superb Mick , one of the best you have done . .

Comment by: Julie on 9th July 2018 at 18:14

Wonderful picture Anne , thank-you .
Nature will recover. It is not Nature we need to look at , but ourselves.

Ps
If you have not , Check out Mick’s Delph Quarry in General to soothe the mind . Superb Mick , one of the best you have done . .

Comment by: Johnny on 10th July 2018 at 08:35

Arsonists should be hung, drawn and quartered!
Which reminds me.....Sign seen on a pick-up truck in Arizona,
Native American driver, smoke signals only!

Comment by: Poet on 10th July 2018 at 19:06

There would be more poetic justice Johnny in sending them to the stake.

Comment by: Johnny on 11th July 2018 at 08:51

Very apt Poet.

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