Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fuzzy

The seed head of the variety of grass known as Queen Ann’s Lace is naturally fuzzy, but is rendered even more so after a heavy frost.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fuzzy

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Focus

Frank’s theme this week is ‘Focus’. We’re all supposed to try and get our images pin-sharp, apparently, but sometimes a little judicious out-of-focus or bokeh seems to make the focus stand out even more.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Focus

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fall

This miniature cataract can be found in the formal gardens of Chateau Villandry.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fall

Tuesday Photo Challenge: City

For Frank’s theme of ‘City’ this week, here is the view from the balcony of our apartment at sunset. The traffic wasn’t usually quite so bad, but it was National Day.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: City

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Key

Frank’s challenge this week has the theme of key. Rather rarer than the locks or keyholes that they marry up with, but I did find this impressive set, which must once have belonged to the chatelaine, in an old house in the Dordogne which is now a museum.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Key

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Lock

This stall in the stables at Chateau de la Riviere, near Pompadour, was empty when I took this photograph. Was it a case of closing the stable door after the horse had bolted?

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Lock

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Overhead

Frank setting the theme of ‘overhead’ for the latest Tuesday Photo Challenge is very timely, as the weekend before last I went to the annual airshow (Estevol) near the town of Blond.

As usual, the show featured a large number of impressive kites, including this rather forbidding example:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Overhead