Posted on April 17, 2015
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.
Posted on February 27, 2015
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.
Posted in response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge.
Posted on January 9, 2015
In response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge – Weather, an image taken last winter here at Tranquility Base.
The link to the challenge is here.
Posted on November 6, 2014
‘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.
Posted on October 11, 2014
Posted on September 23, 2014
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.
Posted on July 14, 2014
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.
Posted on May 4, 2014
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…
Posted on February 8, 2014
Posted on December 29, 2013
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 hedgerows are full of both life and death:
Some more images: