Wild Purple

These unusual purple flowers were in a seed mix we sowed in a raised bed a couple of years ago.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue or Purple flowers

White Orchids

There is something serene about these white orchids, especially when set against a black background.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Whites or Creams

Red, Red Rose

This dark red rose also has a wonderful scent.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Dark Reds

The Purple Peacock

Purple and violet are the key colours in this wall-hanging of a peacock, quilted by Madame and now taking pride of place in our daughter’s new home.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Purples & Violets

The Hungry Grasshopper

This little grasshopper helps the natural order of things by feeding from an orange poppy.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 90% One Colour

Orange Poppy

Cee is lookung for a combination of orange and green for her Fun Foto Challenge this week. With the stem invisible, this wild orange poppy appears to be floating freely against a green background.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Orange and Green

Eglantine

I believe that this variety of rose is known as Eglantine and it’s a very old one. It’s also pink, with a yellow heart, so suitable for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pink & Yellow

Cat House

No, not that kind of cat house.

There’s a ginger cat that roams freely round our little hamlet. He belongs to one of our neighbours, but a couple of other residents also keep it well looked after,

So well, indeed, that this improvised cat kennel has recently appeared outside the front door of one of them.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Tiny houses

A quiet bar

The bar at the Sir Bani Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Life is hard sometimes…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Doors & Windows

Illuminated

The iconic – and eye-wateringly expensive – Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai is lit up at night.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Colourful buildings