52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 20 Negative Space

I sort of knew what ‘negative space’ was before it came up as the theme for Week 20 of the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge. However, I had to look it up to be sure.

And I’m not entirely convinced that this image – taking advantage of that special light you get when the low sun breaks through the clouds after heavy rain – is fully on point, but it is quite dramatic.

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A long head on a long neck

Cee’s theme for her Black & White Challenge this week is something long.

Well, a giraffe came to mind – such as this one in the Game Reserve on Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Something long

Mmmm….birthday cake

Grandma’s birthday cakes always go down well…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: A sense of tasting

Monday Window: Blond

Any village around here worth its salt has a medieval church, but the one at Blond – which, unusually, is fortified – is one of the more impressive. Note the thickness of the walls.

#MondayWindow 11 May 2020

 

 

 

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 19 Ageing

“It’s the same story the crow told me, it’s the only one he knows

Like the morning sun you come, and like the wind you go”

 – Grateful Dead: ‘Uncle John’s Band’

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About three years ago, we scattered some seeds of an orange poppy and they keep coming back every year, providing splashes of vibrant colour all over the garden. Like life itself, they come, they age and then they go.

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The Tip Of The Iceberg…

When we bought our French house (aka ‘Brokedown Palace’), this is the state that the barn was in. Those bales of rotting hay were all that were holding up not only the roof (such as it was), but pretty much the entire edifice. Since part of the bâtiment belongs to our neighbour, getting it fixed was something of a priority. It cost about as much as we originally paid for the house and land in the first place.

And that was just the tip of the iceberg…

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Decay

Ten Years Ago…

Ten years on, and this boy now plays the piano beautifully….

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: A Sense Of Hearing

Monday Window: Saint-Junien

A derelict building in the town of Saint-Junien:

#MondayWindow 4 May 2020

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 18 Weight

“Heavy as a stone. Light as a feather” says the prompt for week 18. Well, how about as light as a dandelion?

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En garde

This fiercely proud lion stands guard in the Musée d’Orsay, on the left bank of the Seine in Paris. Notice the even fiercer lion standing guard behind him.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Heads