This Midweek Madness Challenge from Cee got me thinking, what is Dark Green and what counts as Forest? Hopefully I’ve found some suitable answers in the photos I’m sharing.

Here’s an old shot from my archives of a pair of London Transport AEC Regal IV buses…

RF315 (MLL952) and RF280 (MLL817) at Leas Road Garage

…They make an interesting comparison with their slightly different shades. I believe that the lighter Green was introduced in 1960, but there were a number of variations within the fleet over the years in service. RF315 was actually a ‘Red’ central area bus for its working life while RF280 was always a country vehicle.

Here’s a different example of a green livery – Zubr beer cans…

Zubr

…A Polish Lager brewed originally in Bialystok.

When I’m playing Farming Simulator, I can always dress the part with my John Deere polo shirt…

John Deere

…I bought this from the dealer in Cromer, Hertfordshire, when we were helping my Mother-in-law check out tractors for her farm. That was 18 years ago – its worn well! πŸ˜€

Having spent Thursday and Friday chasing the Southern class 455’s in their last week of service, there is an inevitability about my choice of a final shot for this week’s challenge πŸ˜‰ Here is 455837 (with 455812) approaching Kenley…

455837 at Kenley

…and passing through a veritable ‘Forest’ of green πŸ˜€

Cee has given us a photo with some Horses and Trees to work with for this Midweek Madness Challenge, so taking those as our cue, here we goπŸ‘

Here are a couple of horses and a fence on Bury Farm along Edgwarebury Lane…

Here are a pair of horses with a carriage accompanied by an outrider on Buckingham Gate…

Here’s some trees and a path beside Folly Brook…

To finish, here’s a view from early summer – Rape ready to harvest, wheat growing and the trees in full leaf…

Cee’s photo for this week’s Midweek Madness Challenge gives a number of colour options and the possibility of candid, floral and landscape photos too. So here is my selection.

Picking purple and green to start – a Transport for London class 345 unit has the green light to depart from West Ealing…

…While at Clapham Junction the dispatcher is seen from the back, talking to the driver of a Southern service going to Victoria – plenty of green paint…

Back to last summer and we have some Michaelmas Daisies for the purple…

…and two ladies chatting beside a lake for ‘back, candid, green and landscape…

Finally for candid, back, green and purple, we return to West Ealing last Monday and a view of a young lady admiring a freight train…

…Last Monday being Valentines Day, I wonder if it was Love at First Sight? πŸ˜€