Posted on July 9, 2021
You can’t help but admire the uncompromising geometry of this restored desert fort outside the city of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.
Posted on July 2, 2021
The looming clouds and silhouetted trees bring a sense of menace to this image, which is further heightened by the thorns on the branch of a rose bush that cuts diagonally across the frame.
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trees
Posted on June 25, 2021
This rose climbs on a trellis in our garden. The petals are pure white, but the ‘working parts’, as it were, are vibrant yellow and orange.
Posted on June 18, 2021
Visit any medieval chateau that’s open to the public and you’re almost certain to find a whole array of mementos in the form of stuffed heads – like this example, from near Sarlat in the Dordogne.
I suspect that this is the head of a much-prized bull rather than a hunting trophy.
Posted on June 4, 2021
This is not something you see every day. Unless you happened to be at the Festival of Roses in Douai La Fontaine a couple of years ago.
Posted on May 28, 2021
The keyword for Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week is ‘five’.
The peerless Madame is the President of a local charity shop which sells – among many other things – clothes and shoes. So here are five shelves of shoes (and that’s a lot easier to read than to say).
Posted on May 21, 2021
Cee’s Black & White Challenge for this week is to show places to walk or hike. Out here in the French countryside the ‘proper’ roads are few and far between, but there are many mysterious-looking tracks, used only for farmers’ access, that are well worth exploring on a country walk.
In this case, I particularly liked the strong shadows of the trees across the path, which look almost like railway sleepers as they recede into the distance .
Posted on May 15, 2021
I was struck by the incongruity of the balcony plonked in the middle of this house in the village of Lesterps.
Posted on April 30, 2021
Posted on April 24, 2021
If you grow up in the countryside, chances are that you’ll be playing with country toys….
….and when you don’t play with them any more, you collect them..