Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 25th March, 2020)
Ancient and modern
Photo: David Long (Sony SLT-A65V)
I think nature will always have the upper hand David. We mess with it at our peril.
As a boy the old house was a den.
It stood empty in the trees for all my childhood.
The stairs and floorboards creaked as we moved in the silent rooms. One cold winter we lit a fire in the big grate.
Looking at this photograph feels like that final scene in Blackadder when the lads ' go over the top ' then slowly fade to poppies and birdsong.
Always a lot of Daffodils in these trees.
A few years ago I was having a wonder in the rubble and picked up a old piece of Hermitage roofing slate, which is now used at the side of my pond as a frog and birds platform>
I agree, nature will always clear up after us, even if it's all swept under the carpet of greenery and bracken. We are only visitors, mucky ones at that!!!
Poet, Sounds like the opening lines of a book.
An appealing post, Mick. And your 'pond and friends' scene also reminds me of the Holiday Poster by Septimus E Scott (you'll love it) titled 'New Brighton & Wallasey'.
I must say, though, that at first glance David's photo struck me as being one that had got through the net: I thought it was a photo of Carr Mill Dam when seen from the seat of a 352.
… for all my childhood.
Legend tells of a secret tunnel.
Perhaps a half decent opening line XPat , but every Standisher will know tales of underground escape routes running from here .