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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 21st June, 2023)


A white horse and a brown horse in a field of buttercups... both going their separate ways.
Stanley Lane, Aspull.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,587

Comment by: Cyril on 21st June 2023 at 00:49

A very nice serene summer photo Dennis, and it's quite relaxing to look at.
I hope the horses are avoiding the Buttercups as they're not good for them, the acrid taste should put them off from eating them though.

Comment by: Garry on 21st June 2023 at 04:45

Not a bad looking flower the buttercups when you see them in large country fields. Insects love them and so does the horses.
Lovely Summer photo Dennis.

Comment by: Roylew on 21st June 2023 at 07:28

Some beautiful countryside,it’s a pity the local northern towns were industrialised so much into slum towns with the owners taking all the profits
A wonderful photo

Comment by: Sue on 21st June 2023 at 07:38

Love it.

Comment by: Sylvia from Bognor Regis on 21st June 2023 at 07:54

We've not got many buttercups down hear this year, its unusual because we have milder winters than Wigan

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st June 2023 at 08:10

What a lovely photo. I love to see a field of buttercups. A cheerful scene to start the day, Dennis. Thankyou,

Comment by: Maureen on 21st June 2023 at 08:35

Photos like this and others that you take are good for the soul Dennis..thank you.

Comment by: PeterP on 21st June 2023 at 08:46

Nice peaceful scene with the country side and the houses masked in the distance. Hope they keep the horses away from the buttercups has they are poisonous for the horses

Comment by: Veronica on 21st June 2023 at 08:47

The northern countryside is far more dramatic, rugged and beautiful than the Southern more bland landscape in my opinion. That’s not being biased it’s fact. The further North you go the better.
I do like the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills though.
The horses look like they’re having a bit of ‘me’ time. It’s going to be a ‘long’ day though.

Comment by: Arthur on 21st June 2023 at 08:48

Roylew, not sure if this is another wind-up from you, but Wigan is far from slum Town.
Nice photo once again Dennis.

Comment by: Wiganer on 21st June 2023 at 09:47

You don't need to go far to see Country side roylew, we Northerners are blessed with lovely open spaces. Lancashire and Yorkshire. Where are you form, not seen your name on here before or is this to get up people's backs.

Comment by: Garry on 21st June 2023 at 09:50

A wind up from Sylvia from Bognor Regis and Roylew.

Comment by: Gareth Cheetham on 21st June 2023 at 10:18

I don't knowbifvthisvyearbisca bumper one for buttercups, but there seems to be a massive increase in the number of bees flitting around. I presume that there's a link, but it can only be a good thing ?

Comment by: Sandra on 21st June 2023 at 10:43

A carpet of yellow, beautiful .
Dennis you have an eye for beauty.

Comment by: Alan on 21st June 2023 at 10:46

Buttcups, butterflies, birds singing, the Sun shining what more do we want.
Wigan is Great.

Comment by: Bumblebee on 21st June 2023 at 10:52

Winter nowt do wi buttercups.
Wench from Bognor Regis.

Comment by: Malc on 21st June 2023 at 11:14

Cyril the horses are in the next field. Not the buttercup one.

Comment by: Julia on 21st June 2023 at 13:29

'Sylvia from Bognor'doesn't seem to know her here from her hear,......remind anyone of another contributor to p-a-d ??

Comment by: Veronica on 21st June 2023 at 14:14

Give it a bit longer Julia - towards the end of this ‘long’ day ….but it could be one of many name tags. It might even be another new one…

Comment by: Cyril on 21st June 2023 at 14:19

Monty Don gives some useless information on Buttercups, in -
I can't Believe it's a Buttercup. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2001/jun/03/gardens

If you haven't had your fill of Buttercups then here's a list of songs about Buttercups, who would have thought there'd be 52 songs, maybe the writers had been out in a field of Buttercups in the afternoon Sun for too long, or probably trying to smoke them, 'it's some weed, man.' https://www.lyrics.com/lyrics/buttercup

Comment by: Meg on 21st June 2023 at 14:21

Just sitting resting after picking myself up from a tumble. Not hurt thankfully. Opened p.a.d to see a field full of sunshine. Really cheered me up. Thank you Dennis I always enjoy your photos

Comment by: Cyril on 21st June 2023 at 15:45

Malc, being pedantic is okay, but do get your facts right, as actually the two horses are in the 'next but one field,' also why not give the same effort into giving the wonderful photo by Dennis a mention?

You're right Veronica it seems names are being pulled from the hat.

Comment by: e on 21st June 2023 at 16:12

Buttercup Fairies ,
each one a child ,
all born together ,
for a crown of the wild.
Woven together with patience and care ,
You have to be child ,
to know what you wear.
Sunshine comes from heaven ,
then given to whom ?
children they just know it ,
but adults we assume ...

Comment by: Poet on 21st June 2023 at 16:55

As kids we used to shine them under the chin to tell who liked butter .

Comment by: Sir bob on 21st June 2023 at 17:26

I don't know what is 'symbolic' about it ?

It is just two horses sut in a field, eytin grass.

I bet yoo girls of a certain age, used to watch 'White Horses' on the gogglebox, back in the day.

Comment by: Malc on 21st June 2023 at 17:30

Wonderful photo Dennis once again. Cyril, I just wanted to mention the Horse are NOT in the Buttercup field.
I would be more than happy if someone corrected me!

Comment by: Peckle on 21st June 2023 at 17:35

I love Gardeners World with Monty Don and the team.
Very clever people.
Dennis smashing picture.

Comment by: NMaureen on 21st June 2023 at 20:39

Many years ago I was in the play HMS Pinafore,one of the girls played the part of 'Buttercup' and sang the song ' I'm called little buttercup pure little Buttercup though I could never tell why.' I've forgotten the words but it's.a very pretty little song.

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