Frosted

Fallen oak leaves lie in the frosty grass.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge 12 August 2020

Monday Window: Bernard’s Barn

This window is in the back wall of our neighbour Bernard’s barn. Reflected in it are the camellias that festoon the garden fence of my mother’s little house.

Monday Window 10 August 2020

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 32 Frame within a frame

This week in the Smartphone Challenge we’re asked for a shot that’s framed naturally.

Can do. At the side of our garage a line of trees separates our property from a neighbour’s field, in which he grazes some of his horses.

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 32

Roman carving

Archaeologists excavating the Gallo-Roman site of Argentomagus, in central France, have uncovered many impressive statues and stone carvings.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Statuary

Beached

At this time of year In Abu Dhabi, it’s way too hot to spend much time on the beach or in the water, so these colourful pedalos find themselves beached for the duration.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Anything Bicycles or Tricycles

Monday Window: Chapel of Chateau de la Riviere

The Chateau de la Riviere which featured last week is not all dereliction by any means. It is currently used as an equine stud farm. It also boasts its own chapel, which features some outstanding stained glass windows.

#MondayWindow 3 August 2020

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 31 Friends and Family

Last weekend was my mother’s 90th birthday. To mark the occasion, we had a little tea party on our terrace for family and a couple of friends.

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 31 Friends and Family

Streetlight

By law, all houses in France are required to have a light over outside doors (the light doesn’t have to be switched on, but that’s another story).

Typically, the lights around here are of traditional design – an old carriage lamp is very popular, for example). However, in Saint-Junien there is at least one street light of more contemporary design.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lighting

Signal failure

The trains no longer stop at Chabanais – indeed, the spur line is not used at all – so this array of signalling equipment is redundant.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: anything to do with trains

Monday Window: Chateau de la Riviere

A largely forgotten window in a derelict tower at Chateau de la Riviere, near the town of Pompadour.

Monday Window 27 July 2020