Lazy Sunday Afternoon

dsc06059Off  along Menlove Avenue on a sunny Sunday afternoon in mid-September.

A leafy boulevard.

A leafy boulevard.

I haven’t walked along here much this year, having spent most of my time in North and Central Liverpool.

I've come to Calderstones Park for this.

I’ve come to Calderstones Park for this.

Often to be found in Sefton Park or Croxteth Hall (where they’ll be next weekend) , this is the Artisan Network’s first go at putting on what they do in Calderstones.

So here we are.

So here we are.

In a public park and therefore free to enter. As it should be.

Good fun for all too.

Good fun for all too.

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Splintered Ukes on great form.

Splintered Ukes on great form.

They play 'Rhiannon' and build it with the full intensity of Fleetwood Mac - on ukuleles!

They play ‘Rhiannon’ and build it with the full intensity of Fleetwood Mac – on ukuleles!

Good to see

Good to see Square Pegs horse box here.

Last seen in Stanley Park a few Sundays ago.

Last seen in Stanley Park a few Sundays ago.

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Good crowd here.

Good crowd here.

An upcycled spider beast?

An upcycled spider beast?

Fierce concentrations!

Fierce concentrations!

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Well done you two.

Well done you two.

So remember, next weekend at Croxteth Hall Park, then Sefton Park Palm house and Crocky again for Christmas. Quality people, quality events.

Past the Allerton Oak, over 1,000 years old

Past the Allerton Oak, over 1,000 years old

The glories of the Calderstones English Border.

The glories of the Calderstones English Border.

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Containing the seeds of next Spring.

Containing the seeds of next Spring.

Gently glorious.

Gently glorious.

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Along Rose Lane now.

Along Rose Lane now.

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About to cross the railway bridge.

About to cross the railway bridge.

Just one of the 4,500 long term empty homes in Liverpool.

Just one of the 4,500 long term empty homes in Liverpool.

In a lovely street.

In a lovely street.

Crossing the main West Coast line.

Crossing the main West Coast line.

Into leafy suburbia.

Into leafy suburbia.

And through the fence?

And through the fence?

Another empty home.

Another empty home.

I’ve always noticed this house when I’ve walked along here as it reminds me of the big house in ‘Dallas.’ ‘Bungalow ranch style’ as Roxy Music would say ‘In every dream home a heartache.’ Always think of that song as I walk past. Specially today when it’s dream seems to have faded?

Across Queen's Drive.

Across Queen’s Drive.

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Past the end of Penny Lane.

Past the end of Penny Lane.

The beautiful brick wall of Greenbank Park.

The beautiful brick wall of Greenbank Park.

Which radiates warmth at the end of a late Summer's day.

Which radiates warmth at the end of a late Summer’s day.

So here we are.

So here we are.

This blog has not much been to Plot 44, Sarah’s allotment this year. So how is it doing in this time of rich, late Summer growth?

Here I am, having a look.

Here I am, having a look.

 good harvest of pears.

Good harvest of pears.

Photographic interest everywhere.

Photographic interest everywhere.

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The gardener is otherwise occupied.

The gardener is otherwise occupied.

dsc06102dsc06104A lovely, lazy, Sunday afternoon.

Don’t forget, The Artisan Network will be at Croxteth Hall next weekend. Highly recommended.

2 thoughts on “Lazy Sunday Afternoon

  1. Andy Wilcock

    Thanks for the pictures. I used to attend Dove Dale Road Baptist Church, so I spent a lot of time in that area through out the week walk to and from Church activities – Scouts etc. My mum lived on Menlove Ave. as a girl.
    I now live in Sheffield, so it was lovely to be able to retrace my childhood – so to say. Thanks

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  2. Rachel Heath

    I smiled at your comment about Green Bank wall. I too have always been struck by its beauty. Your photos reflect this gathering in Calderstones Park very well.
    I really enjoyed seeing this area I know very well through your eyes. Lovely stuff.

    Reply

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