If you enjoy my photography, well good news I've just created a Facebook Page which will be dedicated to my photos. I also have a Flickr site which shows more of my photography. This by the way is just a hobby of mine that I have enjoyed for many years now. The photographs are mainly taken in and around Skelmersdale where I live and stretch to Ormskirk, Parbold, Burscough, Chorley, Southport, Lathom, Liverpool ( where I was born ) and even Manchester. All of these places are situated in the North West region of England. I hope you find something of interest to you and enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed taking the photo's. Have fun. Phil
Just click onto the link and press like.
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
If you enjoy my poem of the month page, well good news I've just created a Facebook Page which will be dedicated to my poems and my poetry books. Instead of just putting on one a month I'll be putting several on a week on my new page. But for those of you who don't have Facebook don't worry I'll still be putting one a month on my blog. So click onto to the link and press like, and i hope you enjoy more of my poetry. And if not, enjoy the rest of my blog, have fun, Phil.
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
What began in 1936 as a flower parade has become the oldest and most celebrated ode to blooms in Europe ...
Ever since its inception, Zundert in the Netherlands has hosted an annual flower show Bloemencorso, with an average 50,000 visitors descending on the town to look at the brilliant displays.
Creators use dahlias for their breathtaking displays and build gravity defying sculptures.
Something fishy about this: Bloemencorso saw this elaborate fish display, which saw a shoal of fish whirl around each other - even using light-coloured dahlias to shade in the light bouncing off the eyeballsEach of the competing districts of Zundert - which was the home of Vincent Van Gogh - construct their own entry and compete in the parade, which occurs every first Sunday in September.
According to those behind Bloemencorso, the parade is all the work of dedicated volunteers, who do not profit from the colourful display.
A staggering six to eight million dahlia flowers are used to produce the floats.
Monday, 14 January 2013
This video is a thirty second clip of a 70's British children's television show. If the program was aired today it would only last about thirty seconds before it would be taken off air the whole production crew thrown in prison. How times have changed.