White wool

A close look at a ball of white wool.

CMMC 1 February 2923

The new car

One of our near neighbours is something of a car enthusiast. Given that the most common form of automotive transport in these parts is a small white panel van, this turquoise Porsche Carrera is pretty much guaranteed to stand out from the crowd.

January’s Last Photo


There’s a metal five-barred gate that allows tractors to get into the fields behind our house. It’s secured by this bolt, as seen on a very frosty morning.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fences and Gates

Arches on a frosty morning

The raised beds on either side of the path to one of our outbuildings are bound together, metaphorically at least, by a couple of arches, suitable for roses to be trained over.

CMMC 25 January 2023

Tree rings

This tree obviously had a fw years under its belt before it was cut down and turned into logs, like this one from my woodpile.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Circles and curves

Misty morning

A cold and misty morning overlooking our neighbour’s fields.

CMMC 18 January 2023

The Musical Chandelier

This quirky and unusual chandelier hangs in the foyer of a hotel in Toulouse.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: music

Amber Glass

Madame made this at a glass-making workshop. Together with its companion pieces it adorns our terrace.

CMMC 11 January 2023

Duck Feathers

I took this photograph at Al Ain Zoo, in the United Arab Emirates. A bog-standard common duck may seem out of place surrounded by all manner of exotic fauna, but its feathers are nothing to be ashamed of.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feathers

The curious lamb

This baby lamb was intrigued as we walked past their field about half a mile from our house (humans are vastly outnumbered by sheep in these parts).

The tangled undergrowth and monochrome treatment gives an almost abstract feel to the overall image.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Farm Animals