Reading Brian’s “Lets go for a drive” post yesterday prompted some memories of visits to my Mother-in-Law’s farm in Zimbabwe. It was the similarities with the crossing of the Mupfure River that caught my eye. Here’s that river crossing…

Mupfure River Crossing

…And the view downstream from the bridge where the children swam or fished while watching the washing dry…

Mupfure River

…I believe they were playing on the remains of a dam built by a local farmer to hold back water for his crops. There were many such temporary structures that sometimes failed during the rainy season and caused flood issues further down stream. Looking at google maps, I see that there are now some more permanent structures in place and modern circular cultivations can be seen in some of the fields around the Mupfure River. Time and farming methods have moved on.

The road across the river used to be the main route into the local town of Selous until a new road and bridge were built to carry ore from Ngeysi mine to the railhead. I don’t think the old bridge would have handled these…

Ngeysi Mine Road Train

Scans from colour prints taken over 20 years ago.

I think I’ll use some textures for this Midweek Madness Challenge. I think I’ll start with some stone, here are some hewn blocks forming the wall of a church…

…and here are some rocks that have been eroded by the sea…

Turning to Metal, here’s a rusty aircraft hangar…

…and finally, here is a detail of Richmond Bridge…

…conveniently a very light green 🙂

Catch up with Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge here.

Sorry I missed last week’s CMMC and, indeed, doing other posts – had a mix of weather, heating and car related issues that tied up my time (and there may have been an occasional trucking event requirement thrown in too!) Anyway, here we are with some shots for this week’s CMMC.

Clarkes Coaches specialise in providing UK tours for Asian visitors so, before the pandemic, it was quite normal to find their vehicles outside Buckingham Palace and The Royal Mews…

Wingate & Finchley FC didn’t get to play many games this season before the pandemic called a halt on proceedings but here’s a shot of The Blues playing Horsham FC in their green strip…

Then, there’s a footbridge close to home from which I often photograph trucks and buses…

Hope that meets the Blue-Green’s criteria? 🙂