Lets start with something simple – Glass…

…then there’s Geranium…

Those were both taken at a garden centre we visited yesterday. I have Herb Robert growing in my back garden – which is a wild form of Geranium. But currently the wilder part of my garden is a sea of pale blue Field Forget-me-Nots…

…Away from gardens and into the City of London…

…This is looking south along Bishopsgate and the curvy office building just left of centre is 30 St.Mary Axe, commonly called The Gherkin.

Catch up with Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge Here.

A Northern Line train approaches Finchley Central from Mill Hill East on April 20th 2021…

The Mill Hill East branch of the Northern Line is the remnant of the Edgware, Highgate & London Railway’s line to Edgware, which became part of the Great Northern Railway. It was part of the network of lines that connected Finsbury Park to Highgate, Finchley and also High Barnet, often referred to as the ‘Northern Heights Railway’. In 1938, the Northern Line connected to the GNR line at East Finchley and the route was electrified through to High Barnet by 1940 allowing tube trains to provide services to central London. It was originally intended to electrify the Edgware branch from Finchley Central too, but this was temporarily closed at the start WWII. The section to Mill Hill East was reopened in 1941 and electrified to serve Inglis Barracks. After the war, the line beyond Mill Hill East was reopened to freight traffic serving The Hale and Edgware with building materials as London expanded in the post war period. The planned electrification was abandoned though and the line was closed again and the tracks lifted beyond Mill Hill East in 1964.

This view looks across the Dollis Valley from Church End, Finchley. In the photo, the nearest bridge carries the line over Crescent Road in Finchley. Beyond that, the train has just crossed the viaduct over Dollis Brook – this is the highest point above ground level anywhere on the London Underground network, 60ft above the road below and a little more above the bed of the brook. The width of the bridges is indicative that the railway was originally double track. In the distance the line curves past an industrial estate into Mill Hill East Station. Houses on Bittacy Rise nestle in the trees on the horizon.

Catch up with Clare’s Share Your Desktop challenge Here.

Lots of things going on so I thought I’d better get my entry for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge sorted out today!

Banana – ok that’s 3 letter A’s but there was a bunch of them 😉 …

In the UK a small group of shops along a road is often called a Parade and sometimes the road itself contains that name too. This is one such example, Station Parade in Willesden Green…

Place names often come to the rescue when doing these letter challenges and I know Cee likes transport shots, so here’s a bus that has just terminated its journey at Archway…

I decided not to post an Arachnid 😉