I had several ideas for a post when reading the One Word Sunday prompt Restoration.
In the end I went with two very different restored pieces of machinery.
This is Olivia, a De Havilland Canada Beaver floatplane. Built in 1956 and restored in 2007. Photographed at the Air and Auto Extravaganza, Wiarton Airport, Ontario in 2018.
Giving the brass on the smoke stack of a restored traction engine a final polish. Taken at a Steam Rally in Crewe, Cheshire, the traction engine has a front mounted winch.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Coffee Conversations although it’s not really about the prompt as there’s no conversations involved.
You may wonder what a window with Outlaw Brew Co. on it has to do with coffee. The window is in Southampton, Ontario and in the summer it’s normally open with coffee being sold to tourists through it. Quite what that has to do with a micro brewery named Outlaw I’m not sure. Just to confuse things even more, when I lived in Southampton the building was a bar known as ‘the bucket’ or ‘the bucket of blood’ by locals. I no longer remember the real name of the bar.
Just so there’s some actual coffee in this post, a low key study of my third cup of the morning. I used a gold reflector to bounce some warm light onto the glass.
A winter sunrise near Punnichy, Saskatchewan.
My contribution to Six Word Saturday.
ThIs is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Roads.
I decided to go with a post of contrasts, an impassable road in summer and a passable with care road in a winter snow storm.
Impassable in the summer, a prairie road in Saskatchewan.
Passable with care during a snow storm, a road through the bush in Ontario.
This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old.
When I read the prompt I thought of my home town, Nantwich in southern Cheshire.
St Mary’s Church in the centre of the town dates back to the 14th century. Interestingly, the church consists of two different architectural styles after construction was interrupted for 20 years, possibly because of the Black Death.
The western facade.
A monochrome photo of part of the interior showing some of the woodwork and stonework.
Throwback Thursday travels back to southern Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.
Getting up to find it had snowed overnight I did a tour of southern Cheshire trying to make the most of the snow. This shot was taken on a back road north of the village of Audlem. The 13th century St James’ Church in Audlem is on the horizon.