Weathered

About a mile from our placee is a slowly rotting old house, irretrievably derelict. The roof has now collapsed, but most of the window frames are still just about intact.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Weathered Wood

Stone Staircases

These stone staircases can be found in the crypt of the subterranean church at Aubeterre-sur-Dronne.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Ways to move up and down

Tangerine

You wanted a tangerine? So here’s a tangerine…

CMMC 9 November 2022

The wedding car

Back in the summer, I did the ‘official’ photography of the wedding of the daughter of a friend. The bride was driven to the ceremony by her father in this sporty little number.

It most definitely had an engine (although no bonus point for actually showing it), but also this attractively laid-out – and now rather retro – interior arrangement of wheels and dials.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things with motors

Bristly

This is a close look at the buds of a borage plant. It’s a herb with bright blue flowers that – apparently – taste like honey and are occasionally used as garnishes for salads and drinks. The stems and buds have a distinctly bristly appearance, are also edible and – also apparently – have a distinctive cucumber-like flavour. I’ll take their word for it.

CMMC 2 November 2022

October’s Last Photo

Autumn is now well advanced, but this borage has appeared only recently. We have seen a few in the past couple of years, all emanating from a bag of mixed wildflower seeds that were sewn in, and until now confined to, raised flower beds, but this one obviously jumped over the side and managed to make its escape.

October’s last photo 2022

Halfway there

Heading west from our house, it’s about a mile to the nearest ‘main’ (everything is relative) road. This stretch of the glorified track is at about the halfway mark.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Roads

The Liver Bird Reigns Supreme

This cloud formation over our house was too interesting to ignore…

…especially as it reminded me of the iconic Liver Bird, the symbol of Liverpool, the finest city on earth:

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Clouds

Autumn in the Japanese Garden

The city of Toulouse, in southern France, has a number of impressive formal green spaces, of which the Jardin Japonais is one of the finest, especially when the arrival of autumn makes the trees produce some dazzlingly vibrant colours.

CMMC: Autumn Colours

The Roman Column

There’s plenty of texture in this artfully lit section of a column dating from Roman times, on display in the Archaeological Museum in Toulouse.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Texture