September pick a topic CMMC

Cee Neuner’s Midweek Madness Challenge this week is to pick a topic from the photo posted as inspiration. Don’t forget to have a look at it!

The colours in the photo include grey and brown. On a walk along the cliffs we spotted some beach art using pebbles and seaweed. The wind was strong enough to blow me about as I attempted to take photos using the zoom facility on my camera. The one I am posting here is the best of the batch I took.

Pebbles on the beach look predominantly grey.  A spiral ending in an arrow outlined in red sandstone pebbles and brown seaweed had been constructed.
Beach art

Repeat visit of steam engine Braunton

My guess that the station would not be busy on a damp day turned out to be correct. The steam train’s timetable coincided with a service train’s arrival at the station. The train had been painted to commemorate 100 years of the Royal Air Force in 2018. It arrived a few minutes before the steam-drawn excursion passed slowly through the station without stopping.

Train on left in RAF livery with tall lamp post behind it.Front of Steam train with clouds of dark grey smoke, people taking photographs on platform, station furniture and building.
Two trains – One in RAF commemorative livery and Braunton, 34046
Photo of part of the side of the engine with name-plate reading 'BRAUNTON, WEST COUNTRY CLASS'
Braunton name plate on moving train
Steam engine, tender and part of front coach. Man in orange high visibility jacket (and his reflection on the tender), man in blue overalls and hat leaning out from footplate
Exchange of tokens

The engines at the front and back of the long train were exactly the same ones as in my earlier post. Roger Hosking was a collector of postmarks from mail handled on ships and trains.

Part of deisiel engine in two shades of green. Name plate reads 'Roger Hosking MA 1925-2013
Deisel engine, Roger Hosking MA

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
Passionflower