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


These exceptionally – almost surreally – long reeds can be found on the bed of the River Indre as it flows through the town of Loches in central France.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Reed, read, red


The licence plate of a classic Renault car.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Numbers

The Hungry Tortoise

Say what you like about the humble tortoise, but they’re never going to run away from you when you’re trying to get in for a close-up shot to reveal the intricate textures of shell and body.

CMMC 3 February 2021


No, not me.

For her Fun Foto Challenge this week, Cee wants images of non-alive animals.

Even if this used to be a real animal it would have been dead for millions of year. It’s a head-on view of a model Tyrannosaurus Rex which can be found at the Paleopolis theme park in the Auvergne region.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Animals

Muddy Tracks

The tractor needs to exercise a complicated turn in the corner of this field, providing an elaborate pattern of its tyre tracks in the mud.

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

Weeping Willow

This weeping willow stands at the corner of the pond in the centre of our hamlet, illuminated by one of our four (count ’em) street lights.

CMMC 27 January 2021

The Inner Harbour, St Andrews

A tranquil view of the inner harbour at St Andrews in the Kingdom of Fife.

CMMC 20 January 2021

The bull-necked giraffe

It’s not really bull-necked, of course: an optical illusion caused by use of a telephoto lens.

However, the natural pattern of the giraffe’s hide is very characteristic.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Patterns In Nature