Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rose

Frank’s chosen the topic of ‘Rose’ for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge. I have no shortage of images of roses in my library, so the only problem was selecting one previously unposted. I think this fits the bill. It’s a French rose called ‘Pierre de Ronsard’ and I saw it last year at the annual festival of roses at Doué-La-Fontaine

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rose

Prelude to Prizegiving

These rows of plastic chairs were set out for the prize-giving ceremony at the Doué La Fontaine roses festival. We didn’t stay for that, but as the proceedings were scheduled to start during France’s World Cup semi-final match, I suspect that quite a few of them stayed empty.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Chairs

A bed of roses?

Back in July I visited the village of Doue La Fontaine during its annual rose festival. As well as displaying a huge number of different varieties of rose, there was also an exhibition of sculptures made up of roses, such as this deckchair:

Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge: Things People Grow

Thursday Doors: Doué La Fontaine

Back in mid-July, I went on a coach trip to the village of Doué La Fontaine, in the Loire Valley. The voyage was organised by our local horticultural society (Les amis des fleurs), so I came back with many, many photographs of roses.

And also these few interesting doors:

Thursday Doors 6 September 2018