Tag Archives: Landscape

Brick Footpath

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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.

 

 


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The Old Barn at Birtle

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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.


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Beyond Golden Fields

 

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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.


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Rusty Buses

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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.


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Red Ladybird

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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.

www.ladybird-survey.org


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Risen

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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.


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Owd Betts Place

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Historical “Owd Betts” is a very interesting  local old Public House on Ashworth Moor in Lancashire. Old Betty died at the age of 93 and the pub’s name was later changed to “Owd Betts” in the 1950’s.

This photograph is taken at the best time of year to visit when the bracken and the moorland is in full autumn colour. After a bracing walk around the moor a visit for a spot of lunch is always most welcome (with a chair by the fire).


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