Barely off the ground

‘What is it?’ you may well ask when confronted by this stone artefact in the nearby village of Bonnefont.

It is – and there aren’t many of them about – part of a granite funerary ‘coffre’. The hole in the middle was designed to hold an urn of ashes and it would originally have stood on a pedestal. That has long gone, which is why the whole thing looks so short. It dates from the 4th century.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Short

Heady

Who can resist the heady scent of roses?

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of smell

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Return

The well-trained bird of prey – such as this owl – will always return to its handler: especially when there’s food to be had.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Return

Monday Window: Sir Bani Yas

This is part of the Royal Villa at the eponymous hotel on Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Best upgrade we ever had….

Monday Window 18 May 2020

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 20 Negative Space

I sort of knew what ‘negative space’ was before it came up as the theme for Week 20 of the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge. However, I had to look it up to be sure.

And I’m not entirely convinced that this image – taking advantage of that special light you get when the low sun breaks through the clouds after heavy rain – is fully on point, but it is quite dramatic.

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge 20 Negative Space

A long head on a long neck

Cee’s theme for her Black & White Challenge this week is something long.

Well, a giraffe came to mind – such as this one in the Game Reserve on Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Something long

Mmmm….birthday cake

Grandma’s birthday cakes always go down well…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: A sense of tasting