Blowing in the Wind; Poppies in former waste field near Covern Heath Sewage Works

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pedrocut on January 13, 2009

Google Earth shows that the footpath and fields, towards the canal from the sewage works at Covern Heath, as being orderly and planted, but when this photo was taken in August 2005 the fields were waste with many large pipes laid out; it seemed to have been left untouched for a few years and some big project for the Sewage Works had been left in abeyance.

The area had started to be colonized by wild flowers including these lovely poppies.

pedrocut on January 19, 2009

Thanks Steve,

As I said above, this photo was taken on a hot August day, but the waft of breeze has given the poppies a little movement. I loved this shot after I had downloaded it, but it is not long before you associate the poppy with Armistice Day.

I looked at your page of photos and immediately this photo stood out.

So perhaps we should link them to In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915

Regards, Peter.

bugsugur on February 22, 2009

Very nice photo.


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pedrocut on February 22, 2009

Thank you bugsugur,

Your picture of the Fairy Castles is amazing and very interesting as I had not seen them before!

Best wishes from England, Peter

Amelia Royan on February 23, 2009

I have read 3 words in your tags Peter:

  1. Shropshire

  2. Canals

  3. Flowers

This gallery is going to keep me amused for some time to come, and the first one I open is your beautiful field poppy. :)

Greetings, Amelia

pedrocut on February 24, 2009

Thank you Amelia,

The picture of the poppies is one of my favourites. You have some lovely photos, but mine are more by luck than judgement as I am really a walker with a camera. I love the wild flowers and wish I had taken more shots.

Back in late 1999 we started the Shropshire Way, a 137 mile circular adventure round Shropshire, but alas without a digital camera!

I will see if I have anymore from Shropshire and the Shropshire Union Canal.

Regards Peter

Amelia Royan on February 24, 2009

But the wild flowers are really the best Peter. I have only had this good camera since Christmas - my time will come :)

Meanwhile I will walk more again when I go back to Norway next week. This is purely a family visit for 4 weeks, so I have contented myself in the garden between visiting Staffordshire and Shropshire. You might like to look at some of my canal-scapes though, when you have the time or inclination.

Greetings, Amelia

pedrocut on September 5, 2011

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 13, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2005/08/11 12:20:24
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 15.44mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash