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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 17th February, 2023)

Sunset


Sunset
Sunset over Scouts Hill, Whitley.

Photo: Steve Norris  (iPhone)
Views: 1,811

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 17th February 2023 at 07:23

That is some sunset Steve !

Comment by: Poet on 17th February 2023 at 09:03

What a show nature is putting on at the moment . Better than the telly.
And when the sunset's faded the stars come out for the encore , with Venus and Jupiter seen in the west . Each evening they will come closer and closer together until they align on March 11th .
Cracking picture this Steve . Like watching larva flow down a volcano .
And I like the tree stump ' dog ' as well .

Comment by: T on 17th February 2023 at 09:16

Wonderful picture Steve

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 17th February 2023 at 09:21

Photo-a-Day often brings a line from a song or a poem to me, and today it is a line which has stayed with me since doing "Macbeth" for O-levels 54 years ago, although I admit I have never been able to make head or tail of the play! However, the line "Light thickens and the crow makes wing to the rooky wood" came straight to mind on seeing today's atmospheric photo.

Comment by: Maureen on 17th February 2023 at 09:38

That's a beautiful shot Steve.

Comment by: Wigan mick on 17th February 2023 at 10:16

Not bad but I’ve seen and done better.

Comment by: billy on 17th February 2023 at 11:02

Played for hours on this pit tip when I was a kid. It was devoid of any trees then with no housing anywhere near it

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 17th February 2023 at 13:06

Billy, I wonder if that was the tip near the railwayline....that once upon a time was not far from the bottom of St Clements Rd ?

Comment by: Gary on 17th February 2023 at 13:46

Helen of Troy - off topic. Did you notice the old 50s singer/crooner Dennis Lotis died on 8th February. He lived near you at Stiffkey and, sometime prior to that, near Holt. He was 97, originally from South Africa, but a Norfolk resident for 60 years.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th February 2023 at 14:18

Beautiful - nature cannot be out done… every sunset is different with reds and golds and shadowy purples it’s as if the sky is on fire. Very well done Steve.

Comment by: Mr K on 17th February 2023 at 15:19

Taken from your front window I presume, Steve.

Marvellous shot.

Comment by: Marky on 17th February 2023 at 18:39

Did you ever ‘tread the boards’ Irene ? You spill theatre background to me . Just a throw .

Comment by: DerekB on 17th February 2023 at 18:57

Wigan Mick - ever modest.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 17th February 2023 at 19:57

I have been in a couple of plays at WLT, Marky, but it was many years ago and I was in my early fifties at the time! I did help out at WLT with scenery painting, front-of-house and the bar, but not for many years now. I think if I hadn't had a family I might have gone in for more when I was young. My son has been in a few plays there too. But I AM a reader and I like poetry.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 17th February 2023 at 20:56

A proven fact that many on here appear to be ignorant of , and one that needs to be borne in mind , is that a relatively high proportion of comments attributed to Mick aren’t actually posted by Mick at all .
The one above being amongst them in my opinion .

What’s that phrase ?…

“Don’t feed the trolls” ?

…..Yeah , that’s the one I’m thinking of .

Comment by: Edna on 17th February 2023 at 21:27

There's been some beautiful sunsets recently, and this is another one, thank you Steve for photo.

Comment by: Steve Norris on 17th February 2023 at 22:06

Thanks to one and all for the lovely feedback, I couldn't not take a picture of that sunset. Mr K, quite close :)

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 18th February 2023 at 07:17

Gary, I hadn't heard anything on local news abt Dennis Lotis. Thank you for letting me know. Dennis was one of the band of good vocalists of the time who could really sing a song...not like the dirges that pass for songs these days.

Comment by: Billy on 19th February 2023 at 20:30

Helen of Troy. Yes it was in what we called Whitley Fields. Scouts Hill was actually neare to the bottom of Walter Scott Avenue, It was the site of the former Elms Colliery. It also had tennis courts on it surrounded by a wooden fence. There was just a footpath between it and the railway line where I spent many hours train spotting in the fifties,

Comment by: Tony G on 20th February 2023 at 14:36

Great photo Steve. remember that view well. Hoe you are both well?

Comment by: Steve Norris on 20th February 2023 at 17:26

Hi Tony, yes we’re all well here post lockdown. How are you doing mate ?

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