A mollusc

As everyone knows, snails are a species of mOllUsc:

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: must contain ‘O’ and ‘U’

Front Elevation

Our humble abode (aka ‘Brokedown Palace’).

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Outside Home

The Salon

For her Black & White Challenge this week, Cee is asking for an interior view of our homes.

Well, this is our ‘salon’ – sitting-room, lounge, parlour, call it what you will. It’s a quiet, restful room and we like it very much.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Home Interiors

Frisky

Some Limousin cattle doing what comes naturally.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Farm Animals

The Dry Fountain

This cast metal sculpture sits atop a fountain just opposite the Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) in the centre of the town of Bellac. We’re suffering from severe drought conditions around here at the moment, so the water has been turned off.

The small sign on the plinth says that the water is recycled and is not suitable for drinking.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fountains

Horny

A veritable forest of horns in this group of Arabian oryx in the nature reserve of Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Horns

Taking a rest

A weary worker takes the opportunity to take the weight of his feet on a bench in Dubai.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Feet or shoes

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 34 Colour without colour

This week’s Smartphone Challenge is to tell a colourful story, but in monochrome.

This clematis is actually a delightful shade of purple, but in black and white it contrasts very well with the green leaves behind. The monochrome treatment also helps to highlight the intricacy at the centre of the flower.

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 34 Colourful in B&W

In need of repair

This was the interior of our barn when we bought Brokedown Palace. Yes, that is a big hole in the roof in the middle of the image.

What were we thinking?

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Made from wood

Shadows and reflections

Cee’s theme for her Black & White Challenge this week is shadows and reflections. You’re more likely to get just one or the other in a single image, but this picture of a well-preserved stone sarcophagus in the cloister of the local museum at Perigueux manages to combine the two thanks to the strong shadow cast by the bright sunlight and the reflection of yours truly (sadly, rather less well=preserved).

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Shadows and reflections