October CMMC colour orange or light green

Cee Neuner’s topic for this week’s CMMC (Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge) is for the colour orange or light green. Do visit Cee’s blog to see more photos and links to other participants’ entries for this challenge.

There was a scarecrow trail in our village last weekend to raise funds for the local primary school. Some of the entries were very colourful. Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men have orange bodies and light green watering cans. Positioned on a busy corner it was difficult to snap them safely.

Bill and Ben with ‘Little Weed’

In case the children’s television programme from British TV has passed you by, in the 1950s Bill and Ben were made of flowerpots. Their friend ‘Little Weed’ was a flower growing between them. They lived in a garden. More modern series of the programme have also been made.

October CMMC Close-up

For Cee Neuner’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) this week a close-up or macro is required. Do visit Cee’s blog for more photos and links to the other participants.

I took a photo of Michaelmas daisies in September and cropped it. Several insects are visible in the cropped version. Michaelmas is the time around St Michael and All Angels (29th September). These flowers started blooming in July, but are still flowering in October.

Mauve Michaelmas daisies with bees
Michaelmas daisies

September CMMC letter O in the middle of the word

For Cee Neuner’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) this week a photo of something with O in the middle of the word is required. Flowers are allowed. I have chosen a photo of purple loosestrife, which was taller than my 5 foot nothing! It is still flowering, but this photo was taken a week ago.

Tall flowering plant woth background of blue sky at top, trees in middle background, stems and leaves of purple loosestrife in lower part of picture
Purple loosestrife

Don’t forget to visit Cee’s blog for more photos and links to other participants’ posts.