We stayed last weekend with Jane's mother who lives in Golborne, near Warrington, fairly close to Manchester. Jane's family have lived in this area for a long time. The place-name Golborne is derived from the Old English word 'golde' meaning "marigold", as in the famous orange/yellow flower, and "burna", the original spelling for a brook, burn or stream. Hence the meaning is probably "The stream where the marigold grows". Aaaahh!
The weather conditions there have not been extreme, but have given me some great photo opportunities:-
|Deciduous trees at the far end of the "Back Field"|
|The empty greenhouse illuminated by the rising sun|
|Frost patterns on the greenhouse window panes|