The Grain Road is an amazing scenic road that connects Haslingden to Blackburn in Lancashire. In summer months you feel you are on top of the world passing high over the moorland but in winter there is often low cloud. This picture was taken in low cloud conditions it had the benefit of filtering out the harsh sun to create a warm golden light.
Autumn flowering Heathers line this old footpath that has been created out of recycled Burnley Bricks. The pathway is one of many in the Walmersley area . This is a favorite view of Bury that I like to keep re-visiting taking photographs to see the seasons come and go.
Some have described this Birtle barn (also can appear as Bircle on old maps) as was the “Old Hanging Barn” the place where local criminals were hung on a Silver birch. I do not know how true this was but all is quiet now. This barn is one of many nice old cottages in the village of Birtle which nestles between Bury and Heywood in Lancashire and is one of my favourite places to photograph.
The last of the days sun licks across the landscape turning the grasses to gold, even the puddles don’t escape. The fleeting weak sun reaches inside the puddles to reflect the sky and then it is all gone. The oncoming darkness pulls in the cold air and the shadows… I am done for the day.
Old Buses gently rusting away. The one to the rear is a East Lancs-bodied Leyland Atlantean it had been ordered by Bolton Corporation but by the time it was delivered new in 1972, Bolton Corporation became part of South East Lancashire North East Cheshire bus company.
This sunset was made all the more interesting by the storm that was gathering in the distance over Wigan, soon it would be heading towards me in Bolton Lancashire, it made a more unusual sunset photograph.
A little 7 sport ladybird (coccinella 7-punctata) that I came across in Parbold in Lancashire. This is the most commonly spotted ladybird by people and was found in bramble bushes.
If you spot any lady birds be sure to help out the Ladybird Survey by taking a note and sending them a picture.
After weeks of rain the sun made a welcome entrance and for a few minutes it uplifted my soul, maybe spring was not so far away after all…Photograph taken of a church reflected in the flooded fields of the Fylde in Lancashire.
Please note: Image is a non standard size printed on normal aspect paper, with fill-in of black.
Early morning sunrise taken on Llanddwyn Island, part of the coastline of Anglesey in North Wales.
The local lido or duck pond in Clarence Park Bury Lancashire, reflecting a beautiful foggy winter sunset.