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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 14th March, 2019)


Bolton Road in Aspull.

Photo: John Harrison  (Canon 5D M2 125th on F5.6)
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Comment by: Big Al on 14th March 2019 at 00:53

What gorgeous creatures ! Reminds me of my wife.......she is a beautiful old nag !

Comment by: Ian Buckley on 14th March 2019 at 07:17

Great photo again Mick! I hope you took some apples! I could rant about Brexit but I don't want too spoil your beautiful picture and the accolades that it truly deserves!...... But I will... I can't really comment on Brexit anyway as a lot of you know I now live in Texas (and it's great - a little cool today none the less). However I would have voted to leave for whats its worth.I am ready for any rebukes. I'm a big boy with thick skin. GB would have been okay with a no deal. There are lots more Superpowers in the world outwith Europe,

Comment by: Maureen on 14th March 2019 at 07:29

Oh aren't they beautiful..I wonder who they belong to.

Comment by: Gary on 14th March 2019 at 07:40

Brick building in the immediate background was the old St Elizabeth's school.I was born to the house next to the school yard, further down the road.
Where the ponies are grazing was rough moorland grass in the 60s.
John, that is a brilliant photo.

Comment by: Mick on 14th March 2019 at 08:25

A good idea, saves the council from cutting the grass.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th March 2019 at 08:29

Something old fashioned about the picture with animals grazing on open land. I wouldn't mind them coming to my garden at the moment, the grass is quite high, but too soon to mow. I must look out for them, when passing on the bus. Lovely image.

Comment by: DTease on 14th March 2019 at 08:49

Who needs a lawnmower?

Comment by: Alan on 14th March 2019 at 10:55

Is Gypsies about.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th March 2019 at 11:30

My mother used to run inside and lock the doors when Gypsies were about!
I still don't trust them.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th March 2019 at 13:16

Alan,I think they look too well fed to belong to gypsies,and all gypsy horses / ponies I've ever seen seem to black and white..are am I wrong.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th March 2019 at 14:33

OR am I wrong..not ARE.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 14th March 2019 at 17:09

Another lovely photo, I remember it being rough moorland grass in the 1950's.

Comment by: Alan on 14th March 2019 at 17:35

That Ian Buckley chap says he don't want to talk about Brexit but he does. I think he just wants to tell people where he lives. Texas not for me.

Comment by: Philip G. on 14th March 2019 at 19:39

I remember the occasion when two gypsy women boarded the Ribble bus that I was travelling on, and that they'd chosen the seat opposite to that then occupied by 'owd' Dick, he having sat immediately ahead of me.
The women were quiet, colourfully dressed, and placed their baskets cosily on their laps, but their overall mild demeanour hadn't prevented Dick's suspicion from being aroused.
Dick, a 'wandering', Jack Hargreaves lookalike?, and with a rasping voice that would grate on everyone and at every situation, was also quite capable of stopping a complete stranger so as to ask "What's 'tha' name, then?".
Shortly after the women had taken their seat, Dick turned to me, and - with sufficient volume and clarity to reach the ears of those sitting at the back of the bus - then said, "Gypsies."
But, thankfully, that moment of possible altercation between Dick and the two women had been reduced to a brief sideways glance from one of the women - perhaps the presence of freshly plucked lavender had played its part.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 14th March 2019 at 20:36

Mo, they are well fed, indeed. Can John reveal who they belong to?

Nice, pleasant photo.

Comment by: Anne on 14th March 2019 at 22:12

Doesn't Fred ALWAYS have something nice to say about P A D.

Comment by: John H on 14th March 2019 at 22:13

Firstly Thank you all for the nice comments. Enjoy such photos while we can, because the way UK is building houses there wont be any land left for horses to graze on. The very field at the back of that school I am told as been sold for building. Such a shame the UK is a beautiful place

Comment by: Veronica on 14th March 2019 at 22:41

Yes Lavender is very calming, I love the perfume and gather it every year to stuff into little cotton bags and fill bowls with it. It's nice near a pillow when sleeping. It also keeps moths at bay - stops them eating cashmere knitwear!

Comment by: Fred on 15th March 2019 at 04:27

Little Al' are you still alive';

Comment by: Maureen on 15th March 2019 at 07:30

Anne..Fred is a lovely man full stop..he sees the good in everything.

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