Posted on June 18, 2021
Visit any medieval chateau that’s open to the public and you’re almost certain to find a whole array of mementos in the form of stuffed heads – like this example, from near Sarlat in the Dordogne.
I suspect that this is the head of a much-prized bull rather than a hunting trophy.
Posted on June 16, 2021
This fierce-looking swan on the lake in Linlithgow is waiting for its daily bread (even though you’re not supposed to feed them). The little duck is presumably waiting to grab any loose crumbs.
Posted on June 12, 2021
The colour theme for Cee’s midweek challenge this month is yellow.
In the East Lothian town of Haddington there is a statue of a pair of goats fighting. It’s imaginatively called ‘The Haddington Goats’.
And there’s a yellow wall behind it.
Posted on June 9, 2021
The weather forecast suggests that we’re in for a prolonged dry spell now, but May was very wet, so the foliage was very green and quite often embellished with raindrops.
Posted on June 4, 2021
This is not something you see every day. Unless you happened to be at the Festival of Roses in Douai La Fontaine a couple of years ago.
Posted on June 3, 2021
I spotted this little snail lurking on a rosebush.
Posted on June 2, 2021
A couple of years ago, we (which is to say Madame) sowed a pack of wild flower seeds at the back of the house. Included in the mix were some orange poppies and they just won’t quit.
Posted on May 28, 2021
The keyword for Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week is ‘five’.
The peerless Madame is the President of a local charity shop which sells – among many other things – clothes and shoes. So here are five shelves of shoes (and that’s a lot easier to read than to say).
Posted on May 27, 2021
Cee’s Midweek Challenge seeks a subject that contains the letter G.
This box of fresh eggs comes from the local village ‘superette’. It’s run by two sisters, one of whom is married to a farmer, so it’s a great place for local farm produce, and the eggs are always ultra-fresh.
Posted on May 26, 2021
This cruet set (salt and pepper shakers) is rather charming.