Weekly Photo Challenge: Delta

The snow will melt; the tracks will disappear, the trees will bud again. Even in the 1/6000th of a second it took to record this image, all these processes of change were under way.

[I know I’m not the only one to be a little miffed that this week’s theme of ‘Delta’ is remarkably and unimaginatively similar to last week’s ‘Transient’]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delta

Tuesdays of Texture: Moss

This moss-covered stone can be found in the grounds of the impressisive Chateau du Meillant, in central France.

Tuesdays of Texture: Moss

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Steps

Answering the theme of ‘steps’ this week is this dramatic-looking staircase to be found in the twelfth-century church in the nearby village of Saint-Martial-sur-Isop.

Although the ceiling has obviously been renovated,  this steep and winding set of stairs leading up to the roof looks, if not original then pretty old. Not surprisingly, it isn’t open to the public.

More responses to Frank’s latest challenge can be found here: Tuesday Photo Challenge: Steps

Kites

A pair of kites – which actually were black and white – flying together in a stiff breeze at the annual Esteval air show just outside the nearby village of Blond.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Couples

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

This blossom on a silk tree is lovely now, but will soon be reduced to the dried, shrivelled state of its neighbour.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

Thursday Doors: Saint Martial-sur-Isop (2) – Fade To Grey

Last week’s selection of doors to be found in the nearby village of Saint-Martial-sur-Isop had in common the fact that they were all quite colourful. This week’s doors, however, are gradually having the colour bleached out of them.

To maintain some continuity with last week, though, here’s a still quite chirpy example:

But now it’s downhill all the way, starting with this fading green door that is accessible only by a crumbling wooden staircase that nobody in their right mind would use:

And now, in progressive stages of abandoned neglect:

Until finally we get to a building where even the vegetation’s given up:

‘Oh well, a touch of grey/Kinda suits you anyway”

Next week, proof that it’s not all doom and gloom in St-Martial.

Thursday Doors 22 June 2017

Tuesdays of Texture: Sheep-shearing

At last month’s Fête de la Laine, a local farmer gave a demonstration of the art of tonte – sheep-shearing. As the temeperature was over 30°C, I don’t suppose this ewe minded too much.

Tuesdays of Texture 20 June 2017