Green, Green Glass

It’s colour week for Cee’s Midweek Challenge this week and the chosen colour is light or neon green.

Handily, another of the panes of stained glass in the suncatcher that I featured a couple of weeks ago here fits the bill, and is a pleasingly abstract image (which reminds me a little of a slide under a microscope).

CMMC 15 April 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

The Suncatcher

Back last summer, when such things were possible, Madame and lovely daughter went to a stained glass workshop together. While they were there they each made a suncatcher, which sits very well in a sunny garden.

CMMC 30 March 2021: Bright Rectangles

Chicken Run

Cee’s CMMC Challenge this week is looking for a subject that contains either ‘Ch’ or ‘ck’ in the title.

The obvious answer, ticking both boxes, is ‘chicken’, so here’s a photograph taken at the annual Christmas Fair in the nearby village of Blond. The USP of this particular event is – or was, at any rate before Covid-19 (and a prior outbreak of Avian ‘Flu) the racing chickens.

Actually, the whole event is called the ‘Foire Aux Chapons’ – the Capon Fair. Capons are sterilised male chickens; they tend to be larger (and probably grumpier) than ordinary ones and a group of them is raced, if that’s the word (‘ushered’ is probably more like it), down the main street, amid scenes of overwhelming excitement. It’s like nothing so much as curling, but with poultry.

This is the aftermath of the race, as the runners and riders, so to speak, are ushered into their coop.

CMMC 24 March 2021: Must contain Ch or ck

‘Floating’ Poppy

A bit of bokeh and a judicious angle makes this orange poppy appear to be floating in mid-air.

CMMC: Orange

Wisteria

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

(Taken with my iPhone).

CMMC 3 March 2021

Three ‘A’s in Alpaca

Cee wants something with at least two ‘A’s  for her CMMC this week.

This just-sheared alpaca qualifies, with room to spare.

CMMC 24 February 2021

Low Tech

Even with all the latest technology and machinery available to them, farmers’ work is hard. It’s difficult to imagine how tough it must have been when everything had to be done by hand with simple toools like these.

CMMC 17 February 2021

Blue and Green Boats

Some blue and green boats tethered to the bank of the Charente River.

CMMC 10 February 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