August CMMC Two Ms in the word

Cee Neuner’s challenge this week for the CMMC (Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge) is for a photo of something with the letter M twice in the word. I hadn’t thought of anything more exciting than a finger post giving directions to a swimming pool, but the post I have scheduled for Friday this week gave me another idea.

I have to apologise for my word having an extra M!

Train commemorating 100 years of the RAF

This train in commemorative livery will appear with a steam train in my next post. The livery (paintwork) is 3 years old as it commemorates an event in 1918.

Many thanks to Cee for featuring my fungus for last week’s challenge.

August CMMC pick a topic and FOTD

When I was looking through my photos to find a suitable one for this CMMC challenge, my first thought was to post a photo of the passionflower in our garden. The photos I had were interesting, but not up to the standard of this challenge. Instead I posted a fungus.

The very next day there was a new flower, so I am posting a photo of it here and linking with two of Cee’s challenges – CMMC (Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge) and FOTD (Flower of the Day). There are raindrops on the flower.

Passionflower with raindrops, supporting netting

August CMMC pick a topic

This week Cee Neuner’s midweek madness challenge is to pick a topic from a photo posted on Cee’s Photo Challenges.

This week Cee has a flower with a tape measure on sand. I have picked a photo I took earlier this week of a large sand-coloured fungus. It appears every year at about this time on a sycamore tree, being specific to trees in the maple family. Its common name is Dryad’s Saddle (Polyporus squamosus) according to The Observer’s Book of Mushrooms and Other Common Fungi (1978 edition).

Three layers of a sand-coloured fungus with brown markings on a tree with scaly bark
Dryad’s saddle fungus

Last year I posted other photos of this fungus and its host tree.