Monday, 21 January 2013

Winstanley Snow

Today I wrapped up warm and took my Panasonic Lumix G1 out for a snowy walk.
Here are the results of my adventure up and down Pemberton Road, Winstanley.

Lone Snowy Tree

Snowy Signpost

Keep Pushing Mummy!

Snowed-in Springpool

Snowy Stocks
Snowy M6

Sun, Snow, Fence

Turner Sky Over Turners Farm

Winter Sun

Winter Sun Breaking Through

Weak Winter Sun
White Lines

Thursday, 10 January 2013

St Thomas The Martyr Church, Upholland

While Josie was busy at her Book Group meeting this morning, I took the opportunity to visit this historic Church for some Winter photos.
I used my Panasonic Lumix G1 with both the 14-45mm and 45-175mm lenses as appropriate.
The history of this lovely Church is here;

                                              History Of St.Thomas The Martyr Church

West View and Entrance

Ancient Entrance Doorway

East Window

West Tower
Priory Wall Remains
North Side Abutment
North Tower Window
Graveyard View

Old Grave

This is the Grave of Nanny Lyon, daughter of George Lyon, who is also buried here. Who was he?

                                                         George Lyon; Highwayman?

Winter Graves
A very old building overlooking the graveyard. The plaque has the date 1633.

These two were watching me intently from another building overlooking the graveyard!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Douglas Valley Walk

On New Year's Day Josie and I went for a stroll through the River Douglas Valley from the town centre up to the Plantations entrance off Wigan Lane. The Environment Agency have recently built a new Flood Defence System to protect property downstream in the town from regular flood damage.

Crossing the Valley

River Douglas and Flood Damage

Flood Defence Low Level

Flood Defence Markers. When the flow is shut, the markers disappear under the water that is held back.

Catch Grid With Debris, including large trees that could cause serious damage further downstream.

Wooded Footpath

Fungus Group

Large Fungus

Josie and Footpath Marker

Late Sunlight

Uphill Footpath

Valley Crossing Steps

Josie Watching the Brook