January 12, 2015, saw a ceremony to dedicate a tree to the memory of PC Ian Rodgers. The ceremony took place in the Force’s Memorial Garden at the Sedgley Park Centre. PC Rodgers died as result of injuries sustained while searching for children on a railway line in Brinnington, Stockport on 3 April, 1975. He was the first member of Greater Manchester Police to be killed in the line of duty. His widow, Pauline Rodgers, and sons Dan and Andy attended the ceremony. www.gmp.police.co.uk
This HDR image was one of the first produced by Barnard Photography, The tree is located in Lyme Park, Disley, near Stockport, England It was created using five photographs of different exposure. Currently being sold as a limited addition print (run of 75)and is Also being used as an Album cover for a talented Rock band called "XactaboX" who are based in Murrieta/Temecula, California. The picture is entitled "I Stand Alone"
Grey Squirrel Pest Control The grey squirrel is a common sight in local parks and gardens in Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire areas, because of its prolific breeding has to some extent led to the demise of the native red squirrel. This species is a serious pest in Britain. It is a threat to forestry land where its habit of removing tree bark is extremely damaging. In towns and cities, it can be a considerable pest by casing damage to structures and electrics in roof spaces.
The Cage Lyme Park is a large estate located south of Disley, Cheshire. The estate is managed by the National Trust and consists of a mansion house surrounded by formal gardens, in a deer park in the Peak District National Park. The house is the largest in Cheshire, and has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.
West Texas Grass Sage is an amazing plant originally collected from the mountains of West TX. Blooming in early fall with hundreds of cobalt blue flowers, this xeric species is very cold hardy and a hummingbird favorite.