The Heart Of The Sun(flower)

This year, Jean-Claude – who farms 40 hectares of land around here – has sunflowers as his principal crop. If you’re savvy to the back roads you can get pretty close to them.

CMMC 4 August 2021

A Sack For Spuds

I have no recollection of how or where we acquired this old potato sack, but it meets the terms of this week’s midweek challenge – must have a ‘K’ at the end of the word.

CMMC 28 July 2021

Harvest Time

Time to harvest these merlot grapes to make the new vintage of Bordeaux.

CMMC 21 July 2021

Fancy A Coffee?

This weathered sign, in the open air museum of Montrol-Sénard, is outside a century-old equivalent of a modern-day coffee shop.

CMMC: Brown

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

Eye-Popping Escalier

Cee’s Midweek Challenge this week requires us to show something with an ‘I’ in its name or, indeed, an eye.

This is an unusual perspective on the multi-storey stairwell of a small hotel in Paris. Fortunately there’s also a lift (or elevator, if you must).

CMMC 23 June 2021

Fighting goats

The colour theme for Cee’s midweek challenge this month is yellow.

In the East Lothian town of Haddington there is a statue of a pair of goats fighting. It’s imaginatively called ‘The Haddington Goats’.

And there’s a yellow wall behind it.

CMMC 9 June 2021

Sure As Eggs…

Cee’s Midweek Challenge seeks a subject that contains the letter G.

This box of fresh eggs comes from the local village ‘superette’. It’s run by two sisters, one of whom is married to a farmer, so it’s a great place for local farm produce, and the eggs are always ultra-fresh.

CMMC: Must contain the letter ‘G’.

The Bus Came By

‘Purple’ is the theme for Cee’s latest Midweek Challenge. Since I dished up some purple wisteria not so long ago, I looked beyond flora for inspiration.

I found it in this quilt, which was on display at an exhibition in Nantes a few years ago. The subject is naturally appealing for one such as me, and there is definitely purple in it.

CMMC 12 May 2021