Tuesday, 1 November 2011

ABC Wednesday: P for Playing in the Park

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We had a grey and very wet Sunday here last weekend. In spite of that I decided to go and check out what’s happening in ‘my’ little park  some 10 minutes walk or so from where I live. Feeling a certain obligation towards my readers who showed an interest in a previous post (follow the park-link).



First of all: Nice surprise to find some colour still left!
Yellow leaves, blue flowers, and red rose hips.





No new trees have been planted to replace those which recently disappeared … but the plot thickens:


Seems to me they’re planning a pavilion of some sort here!
It may be presumptuous of me, but I shall dare a guess:

In this park there is also a croquet lawn. But no club house.
Only an ugly blue container which I’ve not really connected with the croquet until this summer, when on one occasion I saw players putting away some such equipment in it.

So… I’m hoping for the croquet society* (as well as for photographers!) that perhaps there is to be some sort of improvement in that area.

*I tried looking up their website… But all I learned from that is that they seem to be only 7 members! Which is probably one reason why I rarely see much action on that lawn.

Good luck to them; and, whilst I’m on the topic: Good luck to my blogging and croquet-playing friend GB (A Hebridean in New Zealand), who is just about to fly off to another croquet season over there. May the sun shine or your lawns, and may there be plenty of pavilions to provide proper protection when you need it!

More P’s at ABC Wednesday!



  1. When I saw how drab it was in your first picture, I couldn't believe the cool things you found! I love the shot with the little rocking horse things and the lamp post. and the beautiful color still! Oh, the plot DOES thinken!!!They are going to build something in place of the trees, and we get to watch it go up, yeah!! Only seven members? It does seem strange that they would build something for croquet then, but maybe it could also be for random storage. Like the lawn mowers and things, you think? a pavilion would also be very nice!!

  2. we had a trace of SNOW this weekend! your place looks much PRETTIER!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. There is still lots of colour in your park. It makes Lewis look and feel very drab indeed.

    Thank you for your best wishes. I'm typing this with one more sleep (imminent) before I leave my Lewis home.

  4. I didn't hold out much hope when I saw that bleak path but you found some lovely colourful treasures. Will be interesting to see what develops on the building site. Seems strange that so few players could raise the money for a building, or does the city provide the facilites? If they do, I imagine they would have seven very appreciative citizens.

  5. it is surprising how much beauty you found on a dreary rainy day. i liked the same shot Ginny mentioned, with the yellow rocky horse. keep us posted on what is going on in The Case Of The Missing Trees.

  6. The blue flowers are lovely, particularly against the yellow leaves. I love croquet! Hope they do build the players a small pavilion.

  7. Those rainy cloudy days have gripped you. But the nature is giving color back!

  8. If it is a croquet pavillion I wouldn't be surprised if GB popped over one day!

  9. Pauline, I'm not sure how it works. The park belongs to the city though. Come to think of it I have no idea how it works with other sports club houses either. How much is paid for by tax money vs member fees. In another park nearby there are tennis courts with a club house. They're just there and since I don't play I've never thought about the details. With the croquet lawn though I've been wondering about the fact that there is no building (and no toilet!) because that must be inconvenient unless you live in one of the houses close by.

  10. Perfect PICK for P! Late visiting from ABC Wednesday!

    Hand and Foot Prints is my P, please come and see.

  11. Hello.
    There's something romantic about tree-lined streets. Love the burst of color among the flowers.

    Awesome post!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Probing Into Your Thoughts


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