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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 17th March, 2019)

Fairy Glen


Fairy Glen
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Photo: David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Mick on 17th March 2019 at 07:06

Youv beat me to Rev because yesterday I sent in a Fairy Glen photo to PADs.
The Bluebells will soon be out in the glen, I hope the fairy hunting mothers and the kids who are flocking to the glen these days dont pick them all.

Comment by: kath on 17th March 2019 at 09:17

I wonder where fairies go in Winter? Do they hibernate?

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th March 2019 at 11:06

They go round to Gary's for a sherry and a warm by the coal-fire, kath! I've heard of Fairy Glen but never actually been. One of those things we all mean to do but never get round to it. Lovely photo with a hint of Spring. xx

Comment by: Arthur on 17th March 2019 at 12:23

Where is Fairy Glen, Rev?

Comment by: Mick on 17th March 2019 at 13:24

Irene go this week before its to late.

Arthur the glen is on the left of the A5209 in between Dangerous corner and Parbold hill

Comment by: Rev David Long on 17th March 2019 at 15:19

You've got a point, Mick - there seems to have been more people visiting the glen in the past year or so than I remember before. When we visited in February many of the emerging bluebells toward the top end had been flattened as the visitors overwhelmed the footpath. However, the best shows of flowers are up on the slopes, out of the way of posie-gatherers.
The lay-by off the A5209 is now too small for the numbers of visitors' cars, not helped by the house-owner reducing its size by placing boulders outside the garden fence when they were renovating the place. They could do with reducing the speed limit along that length, as well as putting up warning signs about walkers crossing to and from the Glen entrance... before there's an accident. I travel across to Scarisbrick quite frequently - and this section is the only one on the route via Burscough not to have had its speed limit reduced to 50 or 40 mph - an oversight, perhaps?

Comment by: Jinksi on 17th March 2019 at 15:24

Mick.Dangerous Corner there's a blast from't past for us owd Rockers.( 250 Royal Enfield Dropped Handle Bar's )them were the days.Mick,sorry to go off track but when I saw Dangerous Corner Mi passed youth flashed before mi eye's.

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th March 2019 at 15:31

Why do you say before it's too late, Mick?

Comment by: Philip G. on 17th March 2019 at 17:18

A nice scene of, dare I say, dappled light at the cusp of Spring.

Comment by: Garry on 17th March 2019 at 17:30

Sherry and a roaring coal fire, great Irene. All fairies welcome.

Comment by: Garry on 17th March 2019 at 17:30

Sherry and a roaring coal fire, great Irene. All fairies welcome.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 17th March 2019 at 20:11

"I wonder where fairies go in Winter? Do they hibernate?"

Kath, they all go to Old Trafford to watch football...!!!

Oooooops, I feel I have upset some people. Shame on me....!!!!!

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 1st April 2019 at 01:35

Fred,
They're over 'ere in Florida.

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