Outdoors

Realms of Blue

That one time I took pictures in Heaton Park on Boxing Day and they came out blue.

Yes, it’s the same day as the photo in this post.

It was something new for me, as I don’t go to Heaton Park in winter and I definitely don’t go anywhere during Christmas time. I was glorious!

Do you ever get pleasure from experiencing something so tiny or so trivial for the first time?

Animals

More Ducks!

Because you can’t ever have too many duck pictures on your blog.

These images show a mother duck with her four ducklings, following her into the water. This is the same Heaton Park pond that featured in my previous duck post.

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I can’t believe how lucky I was, having had an opportunity to take these photos. And it just proves that no matter how many times I go to Heaton Park, there is always something new to discover!

Outdoors

Abney Park, Cheadle

As promised in my previous post, here are some pictures of Abney Park.

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Water lilies, but no ducks or geese here.

So, WordPress peeps, have you ever visited a place that was connected to your favourite author? Whether it was a setting of their book or somewhere the author lived or frequented. Tell me in the comments!

Outdoors

Favourite Place

What’s my favourite place?

The one that has unapologetically featured on this blog from the very beginning–Heaton Park in Manchester.

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You feel like you’re in the middle of the woods without having left the city.

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I go there in spring, summer and autumn and I always take a lot of pictures. I have more photographs from Heaton Park on my hard drive than any other place.

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It’s been good doing the Weekly Photo Challenge again!

Favorite Place

Outdoors

The Ha-Ha

What am I laughing at?

Well, nothing. It’s a different ha-ha I’m talking about today.

A ha-ha is a type of a wall (keeping the theme here) that keeps livestock out but doesn’t ruin the view.

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Sign in Heaton Park

Heaton Park in Manchester has them and here I give you some pictures:

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Naturally, the first question one asks is, how the hell did they get that name? From Wikipedia:

The unusual name “ha-ha” is thought to have stemmed from the exclamations of surprise by those coming across them as the walls were designed to be invisible.

It’s a good job those coming across weren’t swearing. Otherwise we’d have to call them fuck-where-did-this-come-from.