Boy Blue

On a hot day in Dubai (in November!) the only thing to do is to jump in the swimming pool and cool off.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue

Wait! Cucumbers Have Flowers?

Not that I’ve ever given the matter much thought, but I was genuinely surprised to see that the cucumber plants in our serre were flowering.

Although since they’re planted next to the courgettes, which even I know have flowers, I really ought to have realised.

To be honest, I was just attracted by the water drops.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Yellow

A Pink Poker

This week’s Fun Foto (sic) Challenge has the theme of ‘Pink’. I really did try very hard to avoid the cliché of posting a straightforward picture of a flower of said hue.

Unfortunately I lack both the imagination or the depth of archive to avoid the floral world entirely. However, with some judicious cropping, framing and other editing I managed to produce this quasi-abstract image of the flower usually called ‘Red Hot Poker’ – although this one actually was pink.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pink

Ethereal White

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: White

Down By The Creek

Shrouded in an orange tarpaulin, this cargo waits to be loaded onto a dhow in Dubai Creek.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Orange

Frozen

During a cold snap back in February, the ice on this frozen puddle had an intriguing abstract appearance. It reminded me a little of a lady’s fancy bonnet.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Puddles

Channeling King Canute

My grandson doing his King Canute impression here by trying to turn back the tide on the beach at St Andrews.

Result: predictable. But full marks for trying.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sand

Feed Me Now

This fierce-looking swan on the lake in Linlithgow is waiting for its daily bread (even though you’re not supposed to feed them). The little duck is presumably waiting to grab any loose crumbs.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wildlife

Raindrops

The weather forecast suggests that we’re in for a prolonged dry spell now, but May was very wet, so the foliage was very green and quite often embellished with raindrops.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Green Foliage

The Poppies Are Back

A couple of years ago, we (which is to say Madame) sowed a pack of wild flower seeds at the back of the house. Included in the mix were some orange poppies and they just won’t quit.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Flowers