Some yeast infection images:
Image by CameliaTWU
This Post oak was leaking sap and lots of butterflies stopped by to get a drink. It seems that the tree has a bacterial infection causing the sap flux.
‘Bacterial fermentation of the sap during warm weather produces gases (often methane), causing pressure in the affected wood. The pressure forces the sap out of the tree by the path of least resistance. This is why the fluxing is usually found near wounds and openings in the bark. The exuding sap will run down the side of the tree, soaking a large area of bark. Once exposed to the air, the sap will become contaminated with other bacteria, yeasts and fungi, resulting in a foul-smelling, slimy, foamy substance. Fluxing of the sap is sometimes referred to as slime flux.’ (utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/SP631.pdf)
87006+87022 Longsight 050607
Image by jim40135
Remember these? With the Pendolino "revolution" spreading like some sort of aggressive yeast infection, a few Class 87s found themselves changing hands including four which went to Direct Rail Services. Keen to publicize their purchase, two were repainted – perhaps too hastily – into the house colours. And very smart they looked, pictured here outside Longsight depot from a passing train; unfortunately they lasted about 5 minutes on the books before DRS realised just how expensive electric traction current is… allegedly! Following some to-ing and fro-ing and a spot of foreign language tuition, both 87006 and 87022 emigrated to Bulgaria in 2008. 7th June 2005.
phallic? oh, my yes.
a note: monday’s post might be a little late since i moved this weekend and won’t have my internet hooked up until monday afternoon. thanks for your patience!