Wine, from start to finish

In vino veritas

A recent day’s wine-tasting around Bordeaux provided an opportunity to see the whole process of wine-making, from beginning to end.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

With ‘Vivid’ settings or Photoshop, of course it’s possible to saturate any picture. But isn’t it better when Nature does the job for you?

Natural saturation

Natural saturation

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines To Patterns

Dhow Palace

It’s often hard to say where lines become patterns. One answer could be ‘hotels’. The images in this post all feature hotels in either Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

WP Challenge Inside

There are cogent arguments both for and against zoos. But this picture, taken a few years ago, doesn’t do the pro lobby any favours.

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

This week’s Photo Challenge looks for an unusual point of view.

Our grandsons were blowing bubbles in our garden and one of them captured this image of the back of our house. It reminds me vaguely of some seventies prog-rock album cover.

Living In A Bubble

Living In A Bubble

Surreal sandstone

I memorably spent my 60th birthday (last year) in Petra, thereby realising a lifelong ambition. I have all the standard touristy shots to prove it, and the overall experience more than lived up to my hopes and expectations.

However, while wandering around the ruins over the two days we spent there, I was especially struck by some of the rock formations. So, rather than bore you with the usual postcard pics, here are some of the almost surreal images I saw in the sandstone.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

Taken yesterday in Le Jardin De Liliane, in Haute Vienne

From Le Jardin de Liliane

From Le Jardin de Liliane