Even The Clouds Are Straight

A particularly dramatic sky early one recent morning. You expect the chemtrails from overflying aeroplanes to be straight, of course, but on this occasion the clouds seemed to be as well.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Straight Lines

Arches Of Chartres Cathedral

The three great main doors of Chartres Cathedral are each framed in a whole series of carved gothic arches.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Arches

Shooting A drive-By

Even in the depths of the countryside (i.e just up the road in Asnieres-sur-Blour), where few tourists ever venture, the locals sometimes can’t resist dressing up in ‘archetypal’ clothes – beret and red neckerchief – and parading up and down the street in their lovingly cared-for old tractors.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Wheels

Polygonal

There are more polygons than you could count in this image of the roof of one of the galleries of Dubai Mall.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Polygons

The Unbreakable Bond

As Madame says, the umbilical cord is never really cut.

Our daughter and one of her twin boys (my, how they’ve grown).

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Greatest Love Of All

(waist)coat of many colours

….although you might call it a vest.

This is part of the front of a waistcoat that I picked up in Spitalfields market in London more years ago than I care to think of.

I wear it when I’m feeling particularly rebellious. So hardly ever.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Coat Of Many Colours

Turning Stones To Bread

The theme for the Fun Foto Challenge this week is ‘We Are The World’, which – at least in this blogger’s personal opinion – is a cloying, cliché-ridden dirge produced (or should that be ‘perpetrated’?) by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, who really could – and should – have done better. Or just not bothered.

But I digress. I have no image to go with this title. However, in part the lyrics read “turning stones to bread”.

Stones have an integral role to play in the making of bread, from the millstones that grind the wheat to the bricks that make up the ovens that bake the loaves.

That gave me the inspiration to post this image of the interior of a very large communal bread oven, in the open-air museum of Montrol-Sènard. The ceiling is quite a triumph of the bricklayers’ art.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: We Are The World

Shepherds’ Delight

Last week for the Fun Foto Challenge we had the theme of ‘Here Comes The Sun’. This prompted me to post an image of dawn breaking in our little part of the world.

This week, the topic is ‘Tomorrow’, which gave me the idea of posting an image of a sunset holding out the promise of a pleasant day to come. As the old saw has it: ‘red sky at night, shepherds’ delight’.

This photo was also taken outside the back of our house, although obviously this time facing west rather than east.

(And before you say it, I am fully aware of the fundamental futility of having a gate that you can just walk around. But it does add interest to the image.)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Tomorrow

Daybreak On The Land

A dramatic sunrise on a misty November morning in the French countryside.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Here Comes The Sun

Affordable Motoring

Believe it or not, we do actually know somebody who has a large collection of real vintage Ferraris, but this local collector – like most of us – had to settle for the ‘small world’ versions.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Small world