Friday’s Florals: Proteas


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).



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.


Friday's Florals

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Art Deco Engines


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.


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


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


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

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