This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Re-imagine Orange.
I thought about some of the various species of flora and fauna with Orange in their common English names. That’s when I discovered that orange wasn’t very common in species English names and that one of the photos in my archives with orange in the name was incorrect. What I had captioned Orange Marigold is more correctly known as Pot Marigold.
Center of a Pot Marigold after rain. Photographed in Hatherton, Cheshire, England and captioned Orange Marigold by me.
A male Orange Tip Butterfly feeding on Bluebells in a garden in Faddiley, Cheshire, England.
Orange Day-lilies photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. I wouldn’t be surprised if these aren’t classified as an invasive species in the future. Originally an Asian species I have seen them growing in various wild locations in Ontario.
What? will be answered in my One Word Sunday post tomorrow.
My contribution to Six Word Saturday.
This is my contribution to day four of Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.
A group of Mallard patiently waiting for the ice to melt on a frozen reservoir in south Cheshire.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Wheels.
Having started digitising my slide archives I am planning on digitising my black and white negatives once the slides are finished. I copied a dozen or so black and white negatives as a test and of those about half were motorsports. Which worked out rather well for Cee’s challenge.
Moto cross or scrambling as it was known as in the 1970s when the photo was taken. In those days there was a rope protecting the spectators.
Team Bike entering the start/finish straight at night. Eight hours down, sixteen to go. Taken 38 years ago today at the 1982 Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in France.
Team Bike approaching the start/finish straight at around noon during the 1982 Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in France. Twenty one hours down, three to go.
This is my day three contribution to Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.
Toadstool is simply a nickname for fungi that is often poisonous or at least inedible.
A Fly Agaric fungi cap photographed from above at Bickerton Hill, Cheshire.
I had this written yesterday so a quick update. Our internet connection is back and seems to be working okay. It will be interesting to see if it continues working. I seem to recall a quick fix a couple of years ago that didn’t stay fixed and it was down for days the second time.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire in the late 1980s with a Eurasian Tree Sparrow feeding in an orchard at Faddiley, Cheshire, England.
This is my day two contribution to Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.
Note. We lost our internet connection yesterday afternoon. I’m posting this using the phone as a WiFi hotspot. This maybe my last blog post for a while.
The ridge in the title refers to the Mid Cheshire Ridge, a line of low sandstone hills sticking out of the Cheshire plain. This section of the ridge is Bickerton Hill, or southern Bickerton Hill according to Wikipedia. The northern Bickerton Hill referenced by Wikipedia was always known as Raw Head by everyone I knew who walked the hills.
I had gone to Bickerton Hill to photograph the autumn colour and was walking along the edge of the ridge when I noticed the frozen puddle on the sandstone ledge. I framed the photo with the puddle at the bottom with the top of the frame looking down into a valley below.