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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 17th February, 2022)

Dusk coming on


Dusk coming on
Standish Hall Farm Lane.

Photo: Poet  (Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F)
Views: 2,064

Comment by: Mick on 17th February 2022 at 05:15

I was coming up this track a few weeks ago and four deer run across in front of me

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th February 2022 at 08:37

That is so atmospheric and has a dream-like quality and a rather eerie but comforting sense of timelessness.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 17th February 2022 at 09:03

Nice one, Poet. Very moody. !!!

Comment by: Veronica on 17th February 2022 at 09:25

Calm before the storm-
Still places to walk in peace and quiet.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 17th February 2022 at 09:45

Well put Irene, I hope you're feeling better :)

Comment by: John G on 17th February 2022 at 09:58

Poet: I agree with Irene it is very dream like and Smokey.
When you look at it you can imagine all kinds in the distance, it’s funny but I can see a number of deer coming through the fence trying to knock off a chap on his bike. And you can see a large policeman at the side of the tree in the middle.
Nice one poet for stretching my imagination.

Comment by: Poet on 17th February 2022 at 12:26

That policeman is real John . He stands there all day and night , never moving from that spot . As you get closer to him , you notice his uniform is quite old fashioned . Victorian I would say . He's pretty old school himself too .
As you pass by him he always raises a hand to his brow and says ,
" Evening Sir , Madam . Pleasant out ain't it " .
Tonight in the darkness , with storm Eunice lashing his tree , he'll still be there , on duty looking out for anyone in trouble . Some think he's a ghost .

Comment by: Veronica on 17th February 2022 at 14:19

I've only just noticed PC 49 it was his helmet and the boots at ten to two! Pity there's not more like him about.... This Apple iPad not much use in enlargening!

Comment by: Jembo on 17th February 2022 at 16:38

That filter works great for shots like this. Very ethereal :)

Comment by: Anne on 17th February 2022 at 16:39

Veronica….. now on my second apple ipad, both have/are super at enlarging. You must use the two finger method. ;-o. do you?

Comment by: Veronica on 17th February 2022 at 17:36

Yes I do Anne, sort of spread my finger and thumb. I like Apple iPads this one is number 4 I think, and I'm thinking of getting another one, but they seem hard to get hold of at the moment In Curry's..

Comment by: John G on 17th February 2022 at 18:40

Veronica: You don’t need shops now, you can order direct to the Apple store.
Everything all in house, Order, payment, to delivery.

Comment by: Pat McC on 17th February 2022 at 20:17

Yes Veronica - it does look like the calm before the storm. Spooky too. Lovely photo Poet, catches the idea of pending stormy weather.
We're bracing ourselves for storm Eunice - everything that can be tied down has been, even staked the oil tank! We're on the coast so have been told to expect really bad weather.

Comment by: Edna on 17th February 2022 at 20:46

I love this, it reminds me of a framed picture we had in our living room.Everyone passed a comment on it, who came in. It had an elderly man walking through the woods, with a flat cap on.My son used to say it was his grandad.I still have it but it's no longer on the wall.

Comment by: Poet on 17th February 2022 at 21:04

Pat , when I saw on the news that Pembrokeshire was in the firing line , I immediately thought about you . I hope everything will be alright .

Comment by: Veronica on 17th February 2022 at 21:04

Good luck Pat and everyone else during the storm. Sometimes they make things out worse than it is..
( Although there is a big tree at the back of my garden which I wouldn't bother if it came down. It's getting like the triffids near my back fence.)
Yes John they told me that in Curry's, still 'thinking' about it though...I like looking and touching what I'm buying..

Comment by: Pat McC on 17th February 2022 at 21:22

You're right Veronica - the media does tend to ramp up tension at times - Bring back Michael Fish.
Thanks to you and Poet for your good wishes.

Comment by: John G on 17th February 2022 at 21:34

Veronica: If you are on number four, you need the higher spec, this will allow you to down load more or less at will, and have the Apps that suits your needs.
Before ordering ask for the menu, they will show you the full range, all brand new some with extras free.

Comment by: e on 17th February 2022 at 21:40

Restful eyes that wander still,
pause a while this moment fill,
gather dreams that try to run,
playback times you left undone,
Trees look bare,
or do I sleep,
dreams or waking,
this one I'll keep..

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th February 2022 at 21:42

Edna, would that be "An Avenue of Poplars" by Van Gogh? It was one of his black-and-white drawings and I copied it many years ago in pen-and-ink, and we had it on our chimney breast when we were first married, Your description brought it straight back into my head! It was a tiny figure amongst very tall poplars and I used to call it "A Walk in the Black Forest"! I have often wished I'd kept it.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th February 2022 at 22:16

I know I'm behind the door with Technology John. That's why I went to Curry's because they would set me up as well. Having said that I went for a new cooker and everything I wanted was 'out of stock'! Same with everything there at the moment. Ps Tomorrow I am having a duvet day whilst the storm is is on. I am tying myself down to the couch! I've made loads of soup and I'm not stirring out.

Comment by: John G on 17th February 2022 at 23:28

Veronica: That sounds like a sensible plan, I hope you don’t need to tie your self to the couch,(literally)
I am expecting a new roof on Monday, they came Tuesday to erect full scaffolding front and back, I’am under the bed tonight.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th February 2022 at 23:40

Just make sure there's nothing else under the bed John ... like in the olden days! ;~)

Comment by: Edna on 18th February 2022 at 22:29

I don't think it's a Van Gough Irene, the man I mentioned has a walking stick, and there is a dog running in front of him.There's also a line of tree's, the colour is similar to today's photo, apart from spots of snow hear and there.

Comment by: Poet on 20th February 2022 at 09:04

Edna , I wonder if your painting is one by Gerald Coulson called 'A frosty morning ' .

Comment by: Poet on 20th February 2022 at 10:56

Or Winter Sunlight perhaps .

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