Posted on March 31, 2021
Sic transit gloria mundi.
Madame’s very lovely Mothers’ Day bouquet, two weeks on.
(An experiment with the HDR function of my new phone camera app).
Posted on March 26, 2021
This mosaic floor is just a small part of the rich decorations of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
Posted on March 25, 2021
Cee’s CMMC Challenge this week is looking for a subject that contains either ‘Ch’ or ‘ck’ in the title.
The obvious answer, ticking both boxes, is ‘chicken’, so here’s a photograph taken at the annual Christmas Fair in the nearby village of Blond. The USP of this particular event is – or was, at any rate before Covid-19 (and a prior outbreak of Avian ‘Flu) the racing chickens.
Actually, the whole event is called the ‘Foire Aux Chapons’ – the Capon Fair. Capons are sterilised male chickens; they tend to be larger (and probably grumpier) than ordinary ones and a group of them is raced, if that’s the word (‘ushered’ is probably more like it), down the main street, amid scenes of overwhelming excitement. It’s like nothing so much as curling, but with poultry.
This is the aftermath of the race, as the runners and riders, so to speak, are ushered into their coop.
Posted on March 24, 2021
An owl perches on a gauntlet at a birds of prey display in St-Germain de Confolens.
Posted on March 18, 2021
The railway station at Beverley, in East Yorkshire, on a tranquil Sunday morning.
Posted on March 17, 2021
Our grandson really needs to cut down on his drinking…..
Posted on March 12, 2021
We’re ready for you….
Posted on March 11, 2021
A bit of bokeh and a judicious angle makes this orange poppy appear to be floating in mid-air.
Posted on March 10, 2021
Is a window without a pane really anything more than just a hole in the wall?
A bird resting in the fort of the Hili Oasis, near Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.