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

It’s a seashell

In case you were wondering…Found on a beach in Abu Dhabi.

CMMC 30 June 2021

Is it a cat?

Well, if it was it would be a very odd-looking one, but no: it is in fact a bottle-carrier. It lives in our kitchen and usually has a few empties in it.

Bushboy’s Getting Close At Home

The Snail

I spotted this little snail lurking on a rosebush.

CMMC 2 June 2021

The Key

Our house, and its attached barns, are well over two hundred years old and appear to have been continuously occupied – or, at the very least, actively utilised – for that entire period. It’s hardly surprising, therefore, that every so often a n ancient and forgotten artefact turns up somewhere.

This old key is one of the latest to appear. If it hasn’t aged well it’s certainly rusted in a visually interesting manner.

CMMC 5 May 2021

Rainbow Wool

It’s macro/close-up week for Cee’s Midweek Challenge.

Madame has been knitting recently, using some multi-coloured wool.

CMMC 7 April 2021

Wisteria

For Cee’s midweek challenge this week, here’s a close look at some wisteria.

(Taken with my iPhone).

CMMC 3 March 2021

The Hungry Tortoise

Say what you like about the humble tortoise, but they’re never going to run away from you when you’re trying to get in for a close-up shot to reveal the intricate textures of shell and body.

CMMC 3 February 2021

Tale Of A Tile

A couple of years ago, when such things were still permitted, there was an ‘expo’ of hobbies and (in the French sense) ‘passions’ in the village.

One exhibitor displayed part of his collection of decorative tiles, of which this was one of the most striking.

CMMC 6 January 2021

Red, Red Rose

This dark red rose also has a wonderful scent.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Dark Reds