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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 19th October, 2018)

Conkers


Conkers
Haigh Plantations, Wigan.

Photo: David  (Panasonic FZ330)
Views: 2,077

Comment by: Ken R on 19th October 2018 at 04:17

Good photo David, those were the days, finding the good looking chestnuts, carefully drying them out and then trying to smash it to bits along with the other guys hand, Also, knuckles just about breaking the back of the other guys hand. Good old days.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 19th October 2018 at 08:25

Very interesting, nicely composed pic, David. Again, good colours.

Nice one.

Comment by: Gary on 19th October 2018 at 09:09

Do I remember collecting those in Borsdane Wood - conkers of course, not "horse chestnuts" as a teacher insisted we call them.
A good photo gets the memory cells going - this did it for me.

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th October 2018 at 09:10

A lovely Autumn scene.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th October 2018 at 09:41

That good top soil,enriched with centuries of fallen leaves - I wouldn't mind a few barrow loads of it for my garden borders.

Comment by: Mac on 19th October 2018 at 18:16

Bit of irony here .
The leaves make our soil fertile, but we can slip on them on pathways , previous .
The bees and wasps pollenate our crops but we don’t like them around our picnic
Spiders eat woodlice in damp homes , but we don’t want spiders either
Rain, we would die without , makes our canal banks muddy , and dangerous for our bikes .
Cockroaches, we hate , but scientists say they will survive , whatever way we kill ourselves.
Nature’s creatures go into hibernation. How will humans reach even the first star?
Everything, in Nature is at war , what keeps it in balance ? We have no cures for Cancer or many other diseases. Why do these not become dominant, if we , cannnot kill them ?
We are told that previously proven antibiotics are now failing as the viruses move to other forms of complexity.
What is the message here ?
Just my reflection David with your wonderful picture. Thank you for posting

Comment by: Beryl on 19th October 2018 at 21:03

So clear I could almost pick it up - great pic

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