The bull-necked giraffe

It’s not really bull-necked, of course: an optical illusion caused by use of a telephoto lens.

However, the natural pattern of the giraffe’s hide is very characteristic.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Patterns In Nature

Urban Erosion: St-Junien

An all-too common sight in the old centres of so many towns in rural France that don’t benefit from any significant levels of tourism.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 13 January 2021

Bridge at Gargilesse

Cee’s theme for her Fun Foto Challenge this week is ‘bridges’. This image certainly includes a bridge, crossing the river in the village of Gargilesse, in central France.

To be honest, though, I think far more interesting is the ‘tie-dye’ lens flare in the top right corner.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

The Treasury At Petra

There are few sights more awe-inspiring than the first glimpse of the soaring Nabatean Treasury in the ancient city of Petra.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Columns & Vertical Lines

Free Holly

Round here, if you want some holly for a seasonal decoration, you just have to go and collect some from the hedgerows.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trees and Leaves

The weir at Chabanais

A clear contrast between calm and turbulent waters at the weir on the River Vienne in Chabanais.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

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