Shear Hard Work

A sheep shearer shows off his skills at a village display in nearby Saint-Martial-sur-Isop.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: People at work

A Sack For Spuds

I have no recollection of how or where we acquired this old potato sack, but it meets the terms of this week’s midweek challenge – must have a ‘K’ at the end of the word.

CMMC 28 July 2021

Wait! Cucumbers Have Flowers?

Not that I’ve ever given the matter much thought, but I was genuinely surprised to see that the cucumber plants in our serre were flowering.

Although since they’re planted next to the courgettes, which even I know have flowers, I really ought to have realised.

To be honest, I was just attracted by the water drops.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Yellow

Needing No Introduction…

Is there anyone who didn’t recognise the Sydney Opera House?

Viewed here in the frame created by part of the rigging of a tourist boat

PPAC 23 July 2021

Tranquil reflections

A scene from the bustling metropolis that we call home and refer to as Tranquility Base. Our house lies behind these two, which are reflected in the village pond (étang).

The ripple – probably caused by one of the myriad frogs that colonise the pond – adds interest and helps to balance the image.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Reflections

Harvest Time

Time to harvest these merlot grapes to make the new vintage of Bordeaux.

CMMC 21 July 2021

A Pink Poker

This week’s Fun Foto (sic) Challenge has the theme of ‘Pink’. I really did try very hard to avoid the cliché of posting a straightforward picture of a flower of said hue.

Unfortunately I lack both the imagination or the depth of archive to avoid the floral world entirely. However, with some judicious cropping, framing and other editing I managed to produce this quasi-abstract image of the flower usually called ‘Red Hot Poker’ – although this one actually was pink.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pink

Wherever the road leads

Who knows where this farm track leads?

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Outdoor paths

Fancy A Coffee?

This weathered sign, in the open air museum of Montrol-Sénard, is outside a century-old equivalent of a modern-day coffee shop.

CMMC: Brown

Ethereal White

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: White