April’s Last Photo

In our son’s garden in Oxfordshire, I was struck by the almost luminous bark on this tree.

April’s last photo

Ploughing, The Old-Fashioned Way

Cee is looking for something farming-related this week for her Black & White Photo Challenge. This is a close-up of the business end of a very old wooden plough. Just give a thought to how labour-intensive that job must have been.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Farming-related

Edges Galore

Plenty of edges on view here, in the wall in my daughter’s back garden.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Edges or Ledges

Fauchage

Two or three times a year the local mairie sends out one of its fleet of tractors to cut the grass and trim the hedges that bound most of the minor roads in the commune – including the one that passes through our little hamlet. This is known as the ‘fauchage’ – not to be confused with ‘chauffage’, whch means heating.

These guys don’t take any prisoners and there’s no room to pass them, so you just have to get out of the way as best you can.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: anything with wheels

The weir at Chabanais

The River Vienne encounters a weir as it flows through the village of Chabanais.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

Tree Rings

This log from my stash for the wood-burning stove had an intriguing pattern of rings if you looked at it closely enough.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wood

A family lives here…

Outside our son and daughter-in-law’s back door.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Footwear

Sprouting garlic

Although it doesn’t usually get the chance, this time some of our garlic has ‘gone over’. We’ll plant it out and see what happens…

CMMC April 2022 Macro

The woodburner

We thought we might have been finished with our woodburning stove until the autumn, but a recent cold snap led us to resort to it again.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fire

Rhubarb, Rhubarb

What’s the problem? Never seen rhubarb before?

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: An Unusual Perspective