The Natural World
#153898 (In Topic #8611)
Green stuffNature presents a vast range of textures and appearance, mostly in shades of green and brown, hence the topic sub-title. These photographs come from East Lancashire around Blackburn and Great Harwood and were all taken in mid-summer:
The viaduct in the last photo once carried the Midland Railway's Colne - Skipton line and has an arc (in plan view) of approximately 35 degrees. As they say, there's a prototype for everything, although I do recall one leading figure back in the 1960's pontificating in the model press, bemoaning the errors being perpetuated by modellers who built such curved viaducts and bridges on their layouts because, "such things do not exist on the real thing!".
The viaduct is quite a beautiful shot, but I do like the second shot of the old gnarly Willow on the lean, fantastic !
Typical ground cover for this type of environment; fallen leaves which can form deep drifts if left undisturbed:
Another view of the old fallen willow seen in Post #1:
River Blakewater, Pleasington near Blackburn:
Packhorse bridge, Pleasington. Just upstream of the previous photo and known locally as Devil's Bridge because of a hand-shaped depression in one of the parapet stones, reputedly left there by Old Nick himself. Lancashire has abundant legends of Old Nick (a.k.a. Old Blacky) and his many visitations. We must have been a terrible lot in olden times!:
Ivy growing on the walls of the old stables, Witton Park, Blackburn:
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