The Multi-Coloured Kite

Nobody said that kites have to be kite-shaped…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Four Colours Or More

The Circus Is In Town

There are still a few very small family circuses doing the rounds in rural France. This one appeared for a couple of days in the local village earlier this year.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Two Colours

Succulent

I don’t know what this bit of flora is called. It looks like a succulent of some kind and I saw it in the town of Cahors. It is definitely all one colour though.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All One Colour

Both Sides Now

A clever way of getting an all-round view of this elaborately decorative pendant, on display in the Victoria & Albert Museum (‘The V&A’) in London.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Reflections or Shadows

‘This Is The Place’

The Fun Foto theme for this week is a particularly interesting one: ‘future nostalgic’. For this, we are invited to select an image from our archives that we knew when we captured it we would enjoy looking at again in the future.

So here is the very first time we laid eyes on the house where we have now lived for over nine years. This was back in October 2004. We followed the agent (pictured on the right) in our own car and turned the little corner off the ‘main’ road through the hamlet that we call Tranquility Base.

Madame ‘got it’ straight away. I just saw a tumbledown money pit. It turned out we were both right, but now neither of us would want to live anywhere else.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Future Nostalgic

Welcome To Chiswick

By all means enjoy a walk along the dirt path that runs next to the Thames in Chiswick, west London. But don’t even think about firing up your barbecue.

Am I the only one who finds that egregious apostrophe really irritating? The BBQ’s what?

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sand and Dirt

The Lizard

I discovered this tiny and very squiggly lizard when I was covering up our garden furniture for the winter. There are lizards everywhere around here but they are typically no more than three inches long and find homes in the stonework of walls and so on. They pose no threat – indeed, they feed on insects that would otherwise attack our plants, so they’re actually quite a boon.

This particular specimen, no more than an inch and a half long, was especially colourful.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Twisted or squiggly

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