Posted on May 17, 2020
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.
52WeekSmartphoneChallenge 20 Negative Space
Posted on May 15, 2020
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.
Posted on May 13, 2020
Grandma’s birthday cakes always go down well…
Posted on May 11, 2020
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
Posted on May 10, 2020
“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.
Posted on May 8, 2020
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…
Posted on May 6, 2020
Ten years on, and this boy now plays the piano beautifully….
Posted on May 4, 2020
A derelict building in the town of Saint-Junien:
#MondayWindow 4 May 2020
Posted on May 3, 2020
“Heavy as a stone. Light as a feather” says the prompt for week 18. Well, how about as light as a dandelion?
Posted on May 1, 2020
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.