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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 17th July, 2018)

Buttercups


Buttercups
Buttercupz at the Wuchy, Aspull.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 17th July 2018 at 07:33

I Love it Mick

Comment by: Gary on 17th July 2018 at 08:43

I was thirteen before I realised "Wuchy" was a corruption of Woodshaw. The place is so different and much better than the past.
In my early teens lads used to thrash old motorbikes up and down Wuchy. Colliery waste splashed all over the place. One lad was killed - his dad was landlord of the Queen's Head.

Comment by: kath on 17th July 2018 at 09:02

a beautiful summer picture!

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th July 2018 at 09:11

Well, Howard's there, but where's Marina?! I love a field of buttercups on a sunny day.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 17th July 2018 at 10:57

Thats a brilliant comment Irene !

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th July 2018 at 11:10

She's probably deserted Howard for a "tall person", Helen, or Pearl's kept him in cleaning the windows! I love those characters! I do like that bicycle amongst the buttercups...a lovely photo.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th July 2018 at 13:44

They've probably fell in a ditch Irene or they are buried in that big green edge! The women were funnier than the men in that series - especially Thora Hird I found!
Very good picture using the 'thirds' composition.

Comment by: Joe on 17th July 2018 at 13:52

Fancy someone leaving an owd bike in such a lovely field, shame on them.

Fly tipping, that.

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th July 2018 at 15:26

Veronica, I agree. When the ladies used to drink their tea in a synchronised way at the coffee-mornings, the director used to say, "Lift-two-three, drink-two-three, down-two-three" so they all did it together. So simple but so funny.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 17th July 2018 at 16:18

Also Joe, it's wilful destruction of buttercups. Great shot though.

Comment by: Philip G. on 17th July 2018 at 17:20

Once mountain blue 'neath childrens' feet
Now Wutchie green o'er errant meet.

Howard gave is opening line, then scrumptious "Oh, Marina"
I took my leave that very mo', I'm shy U.K. subpoena.

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th July 2018 at 17:45

Well said, Philip G!

Comment by: Ken R on 17th July 2018 at 21:45

Nice one Mick, I thought it was a deer without ears. Gary, was the mo-bike rider Alan Parr? My memory is confusing me.

Comment by: Gary on 18th July 2018 at 08:43

Ken - my memory a bit befuddled, but the surname Parr rings a few bells.
I do recall his dad said afterwards that the bikers should carry on enjoying themselves, despite his loss.

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