Monochrome of the Day: Raindrops

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Monochrome of the Day

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Friday’s Florals: Proteas

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Protea /ˈprtə/[1] is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of South African flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes (Afrikaans: suikerbos).

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Etymology

The genus Protea was named in 1735 by Carl Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus, who could change his form at will, because they have such a wide variety of forms. Linnaeus’s genus was formed by merging a number of genera previously published by Herman Boerhaave, although precisely which of Boerhaave’s genera were included in Linnaeus’s Protea varied with each of Linnaeus’s publications.

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Friday's Florals

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Art Deco Engines

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Good morning from a cool cloudy Hastings day.

When I saw what the prompt is this week from Cee over at Cee’s Photography I knew exactly where to look in my archives.  Of course my Art Deco photos.

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Every year this steam train and the small tram in the top photo are dusted off and put to use again.

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I have included this as it is one of the earliest motor cars.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things with Engines or Motors

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