Numbers

This is what passes for a licence plate around here, stencilled onto the back of the seat of an ancient and well-used tractor that belongs to the local commune.

NumbersB&W

In response to the latest of Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenges.

Wheels within wheels

Montrol-Sénard is a village in the Limousin countryside, not far from here, that is preserved as a living museum of rural life at around the turn of the last century. This image shows part of a piece of  machinery in the village smithy. Don’t ask me what it’s for.

WheelB&W

Posted in response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge.

Freezing fog

In response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge – Weather, an image taken last winter here at Tranquility Base.

Freezing fog

The link to the challenge is here.

 

 

Photography 101: Bliss

When we bought Brokedown Palace almost ten years ago, we were also fortunate enough to acquire a few acres of attached agricultural land. This picture is of the field directly behind the house.

Just to be able to look out on a sunny day at this tranquil, unspoiled scene, with no sound but the birds, certainly counts as `bliss’ as far as I’m concerned.

Bliss

Bliss

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

From last winter, trees reflected in Tranquility Base’s very own étang.

Dreamy

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

The blue paint on this old door in the nearby village of Bonnefont, here in Haute-Vienne, has obviously endured whatever the local climate has thrown at it over many years.

Endurance

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

Recently, I went to a display of old cars and farming machinery in the village of Lesterps, not far from here. I now have many, many pictures of ancient tractors and some quite cool vintage cars, but this image of a child’s tricycle from yesteryear is perhaps a bit more than just a record shot.

Lesterps

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

One of my little ‘projects’ for this year is to record the passing seasons here at Tranquility Base by taking a photograph on the first day of each month of the same view – of our large field – from the same perspective. Here, I’ve run the last three together to illustrate how Spring has come to rural France this year.

Shame about the weather…

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Rural Reflections

Two photographs taken close to Tranquility Base. Yvette’s barn is actually in the hamlet, while Chez Fiaud is a couple of kilometers away, on one of our local walks.

Winter Walk

It’s been pleasantly, if unseasonably, warm and sunny lately here at Tranquility Base: perfect weather for a walk along the quiet local roads.

The road to St Barbant

The hedgerows are full of both life and death:

Some more images: