The centrepiece

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.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Squares and triangles

Clematis bud

After a rainy night, this clematis bud was well soaked.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flowers

Mediterranean Spurge

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

April’s Last Photo

In our son’s garden in Oxfordshire, I was struck by the almost luminous bark on this tree.

April’s last photo

Ploughing, The Old-Fashioned Way

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.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Farming-related

Edges Galore

Plenty of edges on view here, in the wall in my daughter’s back garden.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Edges or Ledges

Fauchage

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.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: anything with wheels

The weir at Chabanais

The River Vienne encounters a weir as it flows through the village of Chabanais.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

Tree Rings

This log from my stash for the wood-burning stove had an intriguing pattern of rings if you looked at it closely enough.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wood

A family lives here…

Outside our son and daughter-in-law’s back door.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Footwear