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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 30th May, 2024)

On Safari

On Safari
Martland Mill.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-HX99)
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Comment by: Fred on 30th May 2024 at 07:01

Mick the photographer had a photo of this garden a while back on pictures of the day.
I thought it was a bit to much for an English garden so I went to have a look for myself and I must say it's a very nice layout with quite a few jungle animals scattered about.

Comment by: PeterP on 30th May 2024 at 07:24

This hippo is not eating much grass. I presume it is made of metal and not resin. Would have looked nicer with a frontal view if that was possible

Comment by: Poet on 30th May 2024 at 07:56

Nice one Dennis . If you took the squares of the two fences you should end up with the square of the hippopotamus .

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 30th May 2024 at 08:23

Very nice photo Dennis, how do you keep finding these strange looking sheep!

Comment by: T. D. on 30th May 2024 at 09:03

Well done Dennis. Your shot on safari in Wigan brings back a memory.

' I close my eyes only for a moment and the moments gone '

- Reginald Perrin, aka Leanord Rossiter -.... Dreaming about his mother in law.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 30th May 2024 at 09:13

These animals are made from old oil drums in Africa.

Comment by: Veronica on 30th May 2024 at 09:14

No flies on this hippo..they would slide off him. What kind of a place is this by the way.?
There’s other ornamental birds around about. It’s a lovely out look.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 30th May 2024 at 09:22

I did ask it to turn round PeterP, but it just ignored me! How rude!

Comment by: Pw on 30th May 2024 at 10:08

Mud,mud glorious mud.

Comment by: DTease on 30th May 2024 at 10:39

How did this creature get such a big ass?
Surely it’s not by eating just grass?
Grass on its own can’t create such a rear
There must be more to it, of that I am sure
Has someone been giving it an excess of sugar?
He won’t do it again if I catch the bu—ar

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 30th May 2024 at 10:44

Dennis, I overlooked to ask where about this is in Martland Mill?
It looks a interesting place to visit.

Comment by: Ex Speed Cop on 30th May 2024 at 13:00

This garden is just next the railway line

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 30th May 2024 at 13:33

Good photo! I can remember when there was an imitation cow in a school playground is Aspull and how I did a double-take the first time I saw it! Dennis, forgive me going off the subject but I have been away for a few days and had no access to the internet so am just catching up on this week's Wigan World, and have just seen the humorous poem by Colin Traynor on the 27th May, mentioning myself and Veronica....thankyou Colin!

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 30th May 2024 at 14:31

Not sure if my comment earlier today got through so I will repeat it and apologise if it appears twice. Just to say I love this photo, Dennis, and remember a "cow" in a school playground in Aspull some years ago that made me do a double-take as we passed by until I realised it wasn't real! I am only just catching up with p-a-d after a few days away and would like to thank Colin for the humorous poem mentioning Veronica and myself on the 27th May, as I have only just seen it. I love DTease's poem on today's p-a-d too! I've missed you all!

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 30th May 2024 at 15:13

Irene, nice to have you commenting again. Poet put a nice humours poem together to make us smile.

Comment by: Pw on 30th May 2024 at 17:19

Mud,mud glorious mud.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 30th May 2024 at 18:03

Seeing Dennis's Hippo, I wondered when the last real Hippo roamed in the Thames Valley thousands of years ago and how they got there.
I haven't yet found the answer as I was distracted with what popped up, I thought you might like the word and it's not a station in Wales!.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words. Also known as sesquipedalophobia.
Practice the pronunciation, remember it might pop up in pub quiz.

Comment by: Alan P on 30th May 2024 at 18:39

Nice to see them flying the English Flag rather than the Union Flag.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 30th May 2024 at 21:51

The metalworking skills of the inhabitants of some of the so called third world countries I find truly remarkable .

I understand the instruments of the Caribbean steel bands are also made from discarded oil drums … each one tuned to a different note on the musical scale … How brilliant is that ?

I also recall seeing film footage ( courtesy of Alan Whicker most
likely ) , of impoverished Indian artisans , sitting on what passes as a pavement in India , surrounded by errant bovines and wearing those flip flops made from worn out car tyres , hammering out perfect replicas of front wing sections for Morris Minors and the like … and probably receiving a kilo of rice for their efforts .

I find that the British nation seems to have a tendency to consider itself to be at the top of the pile generally , from a global viewpoint .

I make no apology for stating that I personally do not subscribe to this ludicrous view . There’s so much we could learn if only we could begin to regulate our bleedin’ colonialist arrogance .

Comment by: T. D. on 30th May 2024 at 22:00

Reeto Colin, bur it met bi less fricknin this road.

Hipp op o tom on st roses quipped al i o phobia.

Comment by: Pw on 31st May 2024 at 16:09

There’s plenty on You Tube of Indians making stuff and some of it is amazing.The conditions they work in are usually appalling and probably as you say Ozy for a pittance.

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