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Photo Challenges

Variations on Pink

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: January Colour – Pink prompt.

Throwback Thursday: Georgian Bay at dusk
Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at dusk.
Flora and Fauna Friday: Foxgloves
Foxgloves growing on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.
Macro Monday: Jelly Beans
A pink jelly bean amongst other colours.
Travel Tuesday: Berford Lake at dawn
A hint of pink in the clouds moving across Berford Lake on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at dawn.
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Throwback Thursday

Autumn Colour in Early Snow

Throwback Thursday travels back to southern Cheshire in the early 1990s.

An early snowfall while lots of the trees still had their leaves. With the weather conditions I headed to Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire for some photos.

I must have been standing on the edge of the sandstone ridge to get this photo looking down into the shallow valley below.

Throwback Thursday: Autumn Colour in Early Snow
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One Word Sunday

History

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt History.

You may wonder how a frozen puddle on a sandstone outcrop dropping down to a shallow valley is historical.

The sandstone outcrop is on the edge of a steep hill that forms part of the Sandstone Trail on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

This steep hillside formed the northern and western edge of an Iron Age hill fort known as Maiden Castle. I am standing where someone would have been living centuries before the Roman invasion.

One Word Sunday: History
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Flora and Fauna Friday

Horse Chestnut

This week my Flora and Fauna Friday post is the Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), a large deciduous tree.

Alternative common English names include conker, buckeye and horse-chestnut.

The species is native to the Balkans in South East Europe. However it is widely cultivated throughout the temperate world.

This photo was taken at Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England and shows the seeds, seed capsules and leaves in the autumn.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Horse Chestnut
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Flora and Fauna Friday

Fly Agaric

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is the Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) fungi. An alternative common English name is Fly Amanita.

The reason for fly in the common English name is because the fungi is traditionally used for catching flies.

The Fly Agaric is the classic red toadstool popular with illustrators of children’s books. This specimen was photographed on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England in the autumn.

Weekend Challenge: What Is It
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Throwback Thursday

Early snow on southern Cheshire

Throwback Thursday travels back to southern Cheshire and an autumn in the early 1990s.

An early snowfall had partially covered the landscape with the autumn leaves of the Silver Birch trees standing out against the snow.

Throwback Thursday: Early snow on southern Cheshire
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Monthly Squares

Four Of A Kind #2

A group of four Fly Agaric fungi on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

This is my day 17 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Four Of A Kind