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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 29th September, 2023)

Nearly Home


Nearly Home
Much as I love being away from the noise of the town, sometimes when the sky says "Rain in ten minutes", it's nice to know, with a bit of luck, you may be home before starts.

Photo: Poet  (Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F)
Views: 1,605

Comment by: Veronica on 29th September 2023 at 00:13

Oh yes! I knew immediately this was a poem ‘in motion’ with those juicy clouds waiting to burst over the mellow, yellow countryside.
This clearly has the Poet stamp all over it!

Comment by: PeterP on 29th September 2023 at 05:27

People like the semi-isolation but you need transport even for the basic needs.

Comment by: Standisher on 29th September 2023 at 07:59

Your going the wrong way for your house

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 29th September 2023 at 08:18

Thats a good photo Poet. It really brings to mind the rain coming to the dry grasses & dusty pathway. Atmospheric is the word.

Comment by: Irene Rpberts on 29th September 2023 at 08:32

I love the colours on that photo Poet....it looks almost like a painting. Hope you got home before the rain came!

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 29th September 2023 at 09:17

I like this Poet, you have a style all of your own.

Comment by: Roy on 29th September 2023 at 11:20

Nice one Dave, as per usual i knew the photographer before i saw your pseudonym.

Comment by: Gill on 29th September 2023 at 11:42

What a lovely photo thank you. The colours are amazing. I agree with Irene it looks like a painting.

Comment by: Cyril on 29th September 2023 at 13:33

I've no idea where you've been Poet only that you're heading back home, and I presume you'll have had a nice walk in this corner of countryside up there in Standish. I do hope this doesn't get filled with houses that now seem to be getting built on any bit of land.

It reminds me very much of the farmland and the paths that were at one time off Martland Mill Lane, and how it looked before the massive industrial estate was built there.

I've noticed that houses are now being built off Bradley Lane where Bradley Hall once was, and more than likely joining up with those houses on Rectory Lane too, it'll be one massive housing estate soon.

Comment by: Poet on 29th September 2023 at 14:35

Thank you for the kind comments .
Many Standishers will know that this landscape once looked very different ; for it was formerly the site of ' the sandholes' , a sand quarrying operation that left a series of huge holes in ground .
These eventually flooded leaving pools where people went swimming and sunbathing . It was Standish on Sea .
The hard road seen in the photograph was once busy with trundling wagons . Now it's almost disappeared as nature recovers .

Comment by: e on 29th September 2023 at 16:12

Fairness Vent !
Up for grabs if you’re Council
not if you’re village jam,
Raped and stolen my childhood ,
taken from who I am .
Does my fury hold merit ?
Then look at that one said tree!
What they feel I copy ,
They took my childhood from me .
Why are some selected ?
Whilst others are left alone ,
A childhood that lasts a lifetime
a lower , an upper , a throne..

Comment by: e on 29th September 2023 at 16:32

Fairness Vent !
Up for grabs if you’re Council
not if you’re village jam,
Raped and stolen my childhood ,
taken from who I am .
Does my fury hold merit ?
Then look at that one said tree!
What they feel I copy ,
They took my childhood from me .
Why are some selected ?
Whilst others are left alone ,
A childhood that lasts a lifetime
a lower , an upper , a throne..

Comment by: Sylvia Avery on 29th September 2023 at 19:04

My mother says, she hopes you took your umbrella, cos it looks like it's starting to rain.

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