The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Alkrington Woods

Among the meadows of Alkrington Woods you'll not only find orchids and other wild flowers but these wooden carvings. One a field mouse but as for the other I'm not too sure.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Alkrington Woods Middleton

More views from the Woods.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Water Shortage

Well it's very hot for the UK and we've not had rain for a few weeks so I expect that soon we'll be issued with warning about water shortage.

I await the hosepipe ban any day now.

What are the odds for a ban being announced next week ?

On the plus side my gas consumption is way down. Profits for E-on will be down as well this summer.


River Irk, Middleton

Fast flowing in parts - the River Irk attracts Dipper and Grey Wagtail and numerous plastic bottles which tend to accumulate at the bottom of the weirs.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Alkrington Woods - Middleton

The weather has certainly improved - now too hot to walk the dog in the mid afternoon though Alkrington Woods even though it does have quite a bit of shade.

You'll find the woods and lodges at Rhodes in Middleton - a favourite fishing and dog walking spot besides the River Irk.

Plenty of bird life - Swans, Canada Geese, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Grey Wagtail, Heron and Dipper.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

An English Rose

The weather may be normal for the time of year - cold but this has not stopped the roses blooming. 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Girls.. United States Navy

Girls - it looks like you had the chance to join the US Navy way back in the 1940's

Not exactly PC in this day and age.

The Britishers may have returned to fight for King and Country but I wonder if they would have had they known that in the future their grandchildren may be refused entry into the UK without the correct visa.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Ready to go.

All lined up along Hill Street in Heywood - ready to go, ready for action.

Could this be another fire engine above?

Monday, 1 July 2013

Tanks ...

A tank is a tank is a tank ...... even in Heywood.

Penguins - move your cursor and take them for a walk !!

Say it as it is ......

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars.

Look around !!!

What is this life, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare?

W. H. Davies  1870-1940