Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 30th October, 2019)
Nice place to park up for a bit of lunch. Lovely shot Mick. Thank you for posting.
A lovely photo.
Who'd have thought years ago to see Lillies growing by the side of the cut. There was hardly a blade of grass to be seen.
Veronica, Arum lilies are known as the funeral flower, so I think somebody must have planted these here maybe with some dead persons ashes.
I rode every canal in the northwest and this spot in Parbold is the only place Ive seen them growng wild
I like how small of the heavy boat plays second fiddle to much of the lighter trumpets.
It looks like someone has been looking after them. One to the right seems to have been dead headed, or maybe something else.
Natures blue and green excellent colours.
Used to be a large clump of lilies on the canal bank about 100yds from the MIll at Parbold. Mick is this where you took the photo?
Yes I understand Mick, what a lovely thought ...must have been a keen angler then for the family to do that. Arum Lillies also remind me of walking day processions.
These are also widely known as cuckoo pint or lords and ladies etc and grow as a weed in many places. They are poisonous so take care.
Yes Peter they are the same ones
The arum lilys in a pic are a cultivated species, have 2 clumps in the garden...Cuckoo Pint etc are wild flowers, we get them growing in the woods near us. Didnt know they were toxic.