Portrait of a sheep about to be shorn

This sheep was patiently waiting its turn to be sheared when I spotted it at last year’s ‘Wool Fair’ in nearby Saint-Martial-sur-Isop.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Facial Features

Thursday Doors: Return To Cahors (3)

A third instalment of doors from last month’s trip to Cahors. To start with, three doors featuring progressively more elaborate carving.

The first two are also examples of old doors juxtaposed with more modern ones:

These next two could be described as a ‘before and after’:

And finally a door that isn’t brown:

(There are plenty more doors to come from Cahors, but for the next couple of weeks, just for the sake of variety, I’ll be posting some samples from another more leisurely re-visit to a place that’s featured here before.)

Thursday Doors 22 March 2018

Weekly Photo Challenge: Favourite Place

Echoing the theme of ‘Place’ set by Frank at Dutch Goes The Photo! on Tuesday, WordPress’ theme for their latest Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘Favourite Place’.

For the sake of consistency – and because where I am now really is my favourite place – what can I do but post another image of home?

For Frank’s challenge, I showed an image of some trees that form part of the boundary between my two fields. Here, though, is one of those fields, as it was when we first saw it back in 2004.

The wooden fencing has been replaced by the wall seen in the other image, and the sheep – which belonged to our neighbour – have gone. Overall, it looks a little better groomed now than it did back then, although that’s probably only because the growing season hasn’t kicked in properly yet.

Restful (or, as they say round here, ‘tranquille’) isn’t it?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Favourite Place

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Place

As Frank himself notes, after last week’s theme of ‘Time’ the only logical choice for this week is ‘Place’. Accordingly, he invites us to share an image of a favourite place (or places).

Well, they do say there’s no place like home, and I doubt that I’ll be the only one putting up a picture of their own place in response to this challenge.

No apologies though, because I don’t think that this is the worst view out of a back door you could ever find. We have two fields on the other side of that wall and these frost-laden trees form part of the boundary between them.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Place

Weekly Photo Challenge: I’d Rather Be…

The latest WordPress weekly Photo Challenge is a particularly interesting – and difficult – one. We are asked to post an image illustrating what we would rather be doing.

It seems to me that one’s starting point is crucial here. It all rather depends on what I’m doing at the time the question is posed. I can think of lots of things I might (have to) be doing where watching paint dry would be a more acceptable alternative. Equally, there are a few things I would rather be doing than just about anything else.

Neither of these categories, however, really lend themselves to being pictured – and certainly not in the public domain.

The truth is, I would probably rather be taking photographs than anything else: this is, after all, my principal interest. And if I was being more specific, it would be taking photographs of interesting doors.

So this:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rather

The Return of Terry’s Triumph

Cee’s theme for her Black & White Photo Challenge this week of ‘bikes’ gives me an opportunity to post another image of our friend Terry’s much cherished Triumph motorcycle:

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bikes of any kind

Thursday Doors: Return to Cahors (2)

This week, another selection of images from my recent doorscursion to the town of Cahors. Last week I mentioned that a notable feature was the elaborate carving to be seen on many doors, including this notable example.

Cahors has an impressive cathedral, with the comparatively unusual feature of two domes. It’s arguably more impressive inside than out, but it does have some well maintained doors:

Another feature of the doors of Cahors is that it is quite common to find an ancient door in the middle of a row of more modern frontages, as in the first image and also, more clearly,here:

Finally, another example of the juxtaposition of old and new(er):

Thursday Doors 15 March 2018