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

At the sign of The White Horse

The Auberge Cheval Blanc stands at the main crossroads in the nearby town of Bellac.

For the avoidance of doubt, the horse looking out of the window isn’t real.

Then again, neither is the window….

(P.S. I’m taking it that the restaurant is being run as a commercial enterprise)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Commercial premises

Residency in Dubai

Last week, Cee wanted images of old buildings; this time it’s modern homes. I stayed (relatively) local for the old buildings – being pretty much surrounded by them in this part of France, quite apart from actually living in one myself.

Of course there are modern homes here too, but most of them are just not very interesting to look at. Whereas in Dubai pretty much everything is modern and a lot of it is architecturally noteworthy. This is the Pearl Resdence, one of the almost literally countless residential apartment blocks in the city. That’s another one reflected in its plate glass frontage.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Modern Homes

Rooftops of Sarlat

Look out from the glass-walled lift that’s installed in the church tower of the medieval town of Sarlat, in the Dordogne, and old buildings is just about all you get.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Old buildings

Frosted

Fallen oak leaves lie in the frosty grass.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge 12 August 2020