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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 26th August, 2018)

Canal Side

Canal Side
Wigan flight.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon PowerShot)
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Comment by: Lawrence on 26th August 2018 at 01:16

Nice photo Ron

Comment by: Maureen on 26th August 2018 at 07:37

That's a lovely shot Ron,you certainly have an eye for beauty...thank you.

Comment by: Veronica on 26th August 2018 at 09:01

By a waterfall I'm calling youoooooo
We can share it all beneath a ceiling of blueoooooo......

Footlight Parade

Comment by: Poet on 26th August 2018 at 09:22


No silver chalk stream in the shires for us,
No foppish fountain at Kew.
No river full of frivolous
Idle ornamental pools.
Nay Lancelot!
Canal watter works 'ard fer a livin'.
Locks to be filled, gates to be shut
Wheels to be driven.
Lancelot lad!
We're capable enough awreet.

Comment by: Poet on 26th August 2018 at 10:37

For some reason(well technical incompetence on my part) my post was submitted incomplete.
The last line should read..
Nay Lancelot lad
There's graft to be done at Wigan.

Comment by: Alan on 26th August 2018 at 14:24

Good photo Ron.
But yawn with some comments, it's all about them.

Comment by: Veronica on 26th August 2018 at 17:02

Yes Ron's photos do fire the imagination!
It reminds me of - guess what.....a lovely , if small, waterfall flowing into a rippling pool!
Yeah I know it's t'canal at Wigan - I remember jumping across the by wash many a time as a child.

Comment by: Janette on 26th August 2018 at 17:52

Couldn't agree more Alan.It's about photos not poetry.

Comment by: Philip G. on 26th August 2018 at 18:38

Yes Veronica, my imagination's been well and truly fired: I hazard a guess that your earlier post refers to the 'Willowherb, as it croons the far-side shrub.
Whatever, you really must see By A Waterfall, sung by Olive Oyl, on YouTube.

Comment by: Katie on 26th August 2018 at 19:05

YesAlan,I agree.It's almost as though they can't bear to be in the limelight !

Comment by: Veronica on 26th August 2018 at 20:39

Not seen that one PG but Dick Powell in Footlights Parade I have. I believe Ron has too at Scholes PIctures.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 26th August 2018 at 22:24

Alan and Janette, I along with many viewers appreciate the photographs and the time taken by photographers but I always enjoy the comments and the poetry as well .They paint a picture with words !

Comment by: Veronica on 26th August 2018 at 23:43

You are right Tom - the poets do paint a picture with words and humorously too - to complement the photos. I suggest Alan doesn't read the comments he's in danger of suffering from acute lockjaw!

Comment by: Janette on 27th August 2018 at 09:36

I'll agree to disagree about the poems.

Comment by: DTease on 27th August 2018 at 10:04

Every time I take a walk along the Canal I offer up a vote of thanks to the Engineers and Navvies who, with little more than a few rudimentary tools and the sweat of their brows created this haven of peace and quiet for their own and future generations.
It's true that parts of the Canal betray it's industrial origins but, on the other hand there are parts of the Canal that will stand comparison with any southern riverbank.
Maybe it was unforeseen at the time but, those Engineers and Navvies created along their waterway a haven for all kinds of wildlife and all you have to do to see it is take a walk along the towpath.
Get away from cars, buses and lorries and walk, fish, collect blackberries or just sit and listen the birds sing.
What could be nicer!

Comment by: Philip G. on 27th August 2018 at 13:09

"Of Respite."

The windswept 'course harbours its
Verdant blousy growth -
Dowdy now on soured anchors,
While readied boulders are a stage
For throstle's eager smite,
Doughty pebbles bear silent tease
For prying hungry dippers,
And the constant metre
Of its endless teem
Pours calm upon thoughts of
Dreaded day-long woe.
Manifold is the joy
Of nature, seen.

Comment by: Veronica on 27th August 2018 at 14:41

I did watch Olive Oyl singing 'By a Waterfall' on Ytube Philip - her rendition was superb especially as she was singing under water! Highly recommended.

Comment by: Alan on 27th August 2018 at 16:51

IT's not a joy it's a Yawn.

Comment by: Philip G. on 27th August 2018 at 18:51

Glad that you enjoyed it Veronica. I've also watched her singing I Don't Want to Walk …, with Popeye at the piano; her shift to 'sultry mode' during the final part of the song, is a 'knockout. And them 'Yanks' can certainly put a show on'.

Comment by: DTease on 27th August 2018 at 20:40

My name is Hopeless and I'm fed up of today
I've got nothing to do and nothing to say
All that I've done is to have a good yawn
I've been moping around here since the first crack of dawn

My name is Hopeless and I moan at them all
I think I'll just stand here and stare at the wall
And then after tea when I've addled my head
I'll take me and my boredom straight off to bed.

Comment by: Eddy Sherbourne on 30th August 2018 at 22:55

The "so-called"poetry that keeps appearing on these pages is driving me away from Wiganworld. Beyond corny and really annoying. Put it in a book or something and let those who enjoy such things buy the book!

Comment by: Poet on 31st August 2018 at 13:55

Eddy you can't seriously think anyone would buy such rubbish.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st September 2018 at 09:18

i think you know your poetry isn't rubbish Poet. Perhaps a 'suggestion' to someone higher up the chain might start a Poet's Corner? There seems to be a lot of forums for various subject matter.

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