Posted on May 18, 2022
This is a detail from the centrepiece of a quilt that was shown at an Expo in Nantes a few years ago. It is to all intents and purposes entirely made up of squares and triangles.
Posted on May 14, 2022
After a rainy night, this clematis bud was well soaked.
Posted on May 4, 2022
This is a close-up view of the intricate flower of a Mediterranean Spurge, a plant I had never seen – or even heard of – before, but which is growing strongly in my son’s garden.
To give an idea of scale, the green ovoid disc of which the flower is at the heart is no more than a centimetre (about a third of an inch) in diameter.
CMMC 4 May 2022
Posted on May 1, 2022
In our son’s garden in Oxfordshire, I was struck by the almost luminous bark on this tree.
Posted on April 30, 2022
Cee is looking for something farming-related this week for her Black & White Photo Challenge. This is a close-up of the business end of a very old wooden plough. Just give a thought to how labour-intensive that job must have been.
Posted on April 26, 2022
Plenty of edges on view here, in the wall in my daughter’s back garden.
Posted on April 22, 2022
Two or three times a year the local mairie sends out one of its fleet of tractors to cut the grass and trim the hedges that bound most of the minor roads in the commune – including the one that passes through our little hamlet. This is known as the ‘fauchage’ – not to be confused with ‘chauffage’, whch means heating.
These guys don’t take any prisoners and there’s no room to pass them, so you just have to get out of the way as best you can.
Posted on April 20, 2022
The River Vienne encounters a weir as it flows through the village of Chabanais.
Posted on April 13, 2022
This log from my stash for the wood-burning stove had an intriguing pattern of rings if you looked at it closely enough.
Posted on April 8, 2022
Outside our son and daughter-in-law’s back door.