Autumn Leaves

Bare branches and a carpet of fallen leaves indicate the arrival of autumn in Beecraigs Country Park near Linlithgow in central Scotland.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Autumn Scenes

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trees

Frank’s chosen theme this week is ‘Trees’. We live in one of the most wooded areas of France, as it happens, so I’m certainly not short of pictures of trees to choose from. However, this image is from a little further afield : it’s the esplanade of the Chateau d’Amboise, in the Loire Valley. It’s perhaps best known for being the burial place of Leonardo da Vinci.

We chose a rather overcast day (in fact, it rained heavily for much of the time) to visit, but when the sun did peek through, the light was nigh-on perfect.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trees

Trees in the water

There’s an abstract, almost painterly feel to this image of trees reflected in a nearby pond:

Posted in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trees

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trail

This trail, running through the woods at Beecraigs Country Park in central Scotland, looks especially striking with its carpet of autumn leaves:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trail

Stillness

Another image – this time in monochrome as a response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge on the subject of ‘trees’ – from a preternaturally still and sunny day in the town of Chabanais.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trees

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Place

As Frank himself notes, after last week’s theme of ‘Time’ the only logical choice for this week is ‘Place’. Accordingly, he invites us to share an image of a favourite place (or places).

Well, they do say there’s no place like home, and I doubt that I’ll be the only one putting up a picture of their own place in response to this challenge.

No apologies though, because I don’t think that this is the worst view out of a back door you could ever find. We have two fields on the other side of that wall and these frost-laden trees form part of the boundary between them.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Place

Weekly Photo Challenge: Elemental

It’s not the easiest thing to find an image that shows all four primal elements at once.

However, this picture, taken along a lane about a mile from here, undoubtedly conveys three of them: air, water and earth. And since the sun was shining, perhaps that could be taken for fire. In any case, it’s a tranquil rural scene.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Elemental