The Hungry Elephant

A hungry (when are they not?) young elephant at Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Ate or Eight

Much bigger than a breadbin

Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week is ‘bigger than a bread box’ – or, indeed, ‘breadbin’.

You could hardly claim that that’s a particular limiting factor in making a choice of what to post.

So here’s a very big church located adjacent to the Argentomagus archaeological site.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge 25 February 2021

Three ‘A’s in Alpaca

Cee wants something with at least two ‘A’s  for her CMMC this week.

This just-sheared alpaca qualifies, with room to spare.

CMMC 24 February 2021

Renewal

The good news is that the daffodils are back.

The bad news is that so are the weeds.

fpj-photo-challenge: Renewal

Between The Branches

The moss on this tree looks like an aerial view of a rain forest until the bark of the tree on which it’s growing puts it into the correct context.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bark

Steps

Purple (take my word for it) wisteria borders this set of steps in the very floral village of Chedigny.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Steps

Low Tech

Even with all the latest technology and machinery available to them, farmers’ work is hard. It’s difficult to imagine how tough it must have been when everything had to be done by hand with simple toools like these.

CMMC 17 February 2021

Stacked

Out here, wood-fired heating is still the norm, so there’s a lot of bois de chauffage to be seen in the nearby fields. This particular stack of logs, just down the road from us, would be enough to keep a home fire burning for years.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Stack

Left Behind

They do things differently here in La France profonde.

If you were trying to sell your house, the chances are that you’d have it spotless, impeccably tidy and quite possibly pervaded with the smell of freshly-baked bread and perked coffee.

Here it’s quite common for everything to be just left behind, like a particularly scruffy Mary Celeste.

We didn’t buy this one…

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Left Behind

Blue and Green Boats

Some blue and green boats tethered to the bank of the Charente River.

CMMC 10 February 2021