What’s Eating Our Clematis?

Some tiny creature obviously took a fancy to this clematis bud before it got the chance to flower.

CMMC June macro

May’s last photo

We bought some hydrangeas to fill a gap in one of our beds.

May’s last photo

The Rusty Hinge

This extremely rusty hinge can be found in the outdoor war memorial of Oradour-sur-Glane.

Cee’s Fun Foto: Connecting Points

The Paraglider

This image of a paraglider at the summer Airshow in Blond provides a pleasingly symmetrical combination of circles and curves.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles And Curves

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