Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 14th March, 2019)
What gorgeous creatures ! Reminds me of my wife.......she is a beautiful old nag !
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,
Oh aren't they beautiful..I wonder who they belong to.
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.
A good idea, saves the council from cutting the grass.
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.
Who needs a lawnmower?
Is Gypsies about.
My mother used to run inside and lock the doors when Gypsies were about!
I still don't trust them.
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.
OR am I wrong..not ARE.
Another lovely photo, I remember it being rough moorland grass in the 1950's.
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.
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.
Mo, they are well fed, indeed. Can John reveal who they belong to?
Nice, pleasant photo.
Doesn't Fred ALWAYS have something nice to say about P A D.
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
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!
Little Al' are you still alive';
Anne..Fred is a lovely man full stop..he sees the good in everything.