Stuffed And Mounted

Visit any medieval chateau that’s open to the public and you’re almost certain to find a whole array of mementos in the form of stuffed heads – like this example, from near Sarlat in the Dordogne.

I suspect that this is the head of a much-prized bull rather than a hunting trophy.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Pets or stuffed animals

Feed Me Now

This fierce-looking swan on the lake in Linlithgow is waiting for its daily bread (even though you’re not supposed to feed them). The little duck is presumably waiting to grab any loose crumbs.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wildlife

Fighting goats

The colour theme for Cee’s midweek challenge this month is yellow.

In the East Lothian town of Haddington there is a statue of a pair of goats fighting. It’s imaginatively called ‘The Haddington Goats’.

And there’s a yellow wall behind it.

CMMC 9 June 2021

Raindrops

The weather forecast suggests that we’re in for a prolonged dry spell now, but May was very wet, so the foliage was very green and quite often embellished with raindrops.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Green Foliage

A Deckchair Made Of Roses

This is not something you see every day. Unless you happened to be at the Festival of Roses in Douai La Fontaine a couple of years ago.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge 4 June 2021

The Snail

I spotted this little snail lurking on a rosebush.

CMMC 2 June 2021

The Poppies Are Back

A couple of years ago, we (which is to say Madame) sowed a pack of wild flower seeds at the back of the house. Included in the mix were some orange poppies and they just won’t quit.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Flowers

Five Shelves Of Shoes

The keyword for Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week is ‘five’.

The peerless Madame is the President of a local charity shop which sells – among many other things – clothes and shoes. So here are five shelves of shoes (and that’s a lot easier to read than to say).

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Five

Sure As Eggs…

Cee’s Midweek Challenge seeks a subject that contains the letter G.

This box of fresh eggs comes from the local village ‘superette’. It’s run by two sisters, one of whom is married to a farmer, so it’s a great place for local farm produce, and the eggs are always ultra-fresh.

CMMC: Must contain the letter ‘G’.

Use of Cruet

This cruet set (salt and pepper shakers) is rather charming.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Male v Female