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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 12th June, 2020)

Near the Fish Pond

Near the Fish Pond
Haigh Hall.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
Views: 2,711

Comment by: Cyril on 12th June 2020 at 00:06

Such glorious trees, and a great treat for the bees too.

Comment by: Linma on 12th June 2020 at 06:19

Wow, now that’s a beauty.

Comment by: Walt(Nth Yorkshire) on 12th June 2020 at 06:48

Beautiful Dennis, simply beautiful. Smashing photo lovely colours "well done"

Comment by: julie on 12th June 2020 at 07:12

Once again my lovely favourite place, thankyou Dennis for this beautiful picture of this lovely tree, near to the fish pond, it always brings back some good memories of my childhood years.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 12th June 2020 at 07:55

That is amazing ! What a burst of colour, never seen so many blooms on a rhodie. Well captured Dennis.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th June 2020 at 08:11

What an absolutely beautiful tree
Thank you Dennis.

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th June 2020 at 08:16

What a beautiful splash of colour...it made me gasp when I saw it. I have very happy memories of the fish-pond at Haigh Hall. A special place. Lovely photo.

Comment by: Garry on 12th June 2020 at 08:19

That's a beautiful Rhododendron Dennis, they produce lovely colours, the sight of Summer.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 12th June 2020 at 08:37

Lovely pic ! Brilliant colours and shade.

Comment by: kath on 12th June 2020 at 08:47

Wow! that's a beauty!and a cheerful sight too.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 12th June 2020 at 09:08

Wow...when I opened this on my computer screen, the whole room lit up.

Great photo, Dennis.

Just what we need on a day like this.

Comment by: janet on 12th June 2020 at 09:32

this scarlet colour was lord crawfords favorite good photo dennis

Comment by: Veronica on 12th June 2020 at 10:11

Just what's needed a lovely 'splurge' of deep pink flora to brighten the day..

Comment by: David Barker on 12th June 2020 at 10:41

That's a stunning photo Dennis, very sharp and vivid colours ,probably the nicest this year, well done.

Comment by: Mick on 12th June 2020 at 10:43

Britain must have been a depressing dull place to live before our botanist brought all these lovely coloured trees back from abroad.

Comment by: Terry on 12th June 2020 at 10:49


Comment by: Arthur on 12th June 2020 at 11:05

Now that's a really good photo, thanks for making a wet day full of sunshine.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th June 2020 at 13:38

I daresay some of the blossom has blown off by now with the wind..

Comment by: Veronica on 12th June 2020 at 14:31

Super picture. But it has taken me ages to try and comment on the new Wiganworld. What a mess having to scroll down a lot of empty space instead of everything being clickable on one page. Also the typeset is too light and I can only just see it. Sorry (my usual fave Website) Wiganworld but I find your new website too "messy" BBC didn't something similar and I stopped using that..

Comment by: Veronica on 12th June 2020 at 15:08

Looks like an impersonator is on board.. That's a troll if ever there was, definitely not me! Actually it's quite clear cut ....

Comment by: Garry on 12th June 2020 at 19:19

Bring back the old Photo-a- Day and Wigan World format.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 12th June 2020 at 20:32

Many thanks for all your kind comments, you have all inspired me to take my little camera for more walks looking for photos.

Comment by: Edna on 12th June 2020 at 22:09

I agree with Garry.Old format much better.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 13th June 2020 at 12:03

Cyril - the nectar on rhododendrons is toxic to honey bees - but okay for bumble bees. The resulting honey is also toxic to humans....
We're better off without these bushes, beautiful as they are, as they also carry diseases which kill off our native trees. That's why most of the rhododendrons in the park have been taken out. I expect individual, isolated specimens like this have been left because they make a good show.

Comment by: Lynne on 13th June 2020 at 12:58

Apologies, Veronica. When I was entering my text I must have seen your name in my subconscious and typed it instead of mine! I should have typed Lynne! Strange how the mind plays such tricks. At least I managed to get my point across. I really am struggling with the new website. The iPhone mob have preference over us "oldies"

Comment by: Veronica on 13th June 2020 at 14:27

That's ok Lynne - I know that there's not many ' Veronica's ' about so I was on my guard! ;o))

Comment by: Cyril on 14th June 2020 at 13:59

I didn't know that David and looked it up, however I now remember seeing an episode of the Hairy Bikers when they were in Turkey and bought some hallucinogenic honey which I've found was from Rhododendron nectar, this mad honey is also very popular in the Himalayas too apparently, where as we know Rhododendrons abound, though I'll be sticking to Orange Blossom Honey.

Hairy Bikers Ride Again. Si & Dave Do Turkey Pt 2. Series 2 · Episode 4.

Comment by: Mick on 15th June 2020 at 08:04

Some good information their Rev

Comment by: Methinks on 15th June 2020 at 23:03

WOW! That says it all for me. Well done Dennis Seddon.

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