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

Tuesdays of Texture: Not sure what it is, but it doesn’t look great…

Down by the river in Confolens there’s a dead tree stump, with this growing on it. I’m guessing it’s a fungus of some sort.

Tuesdays of Texture is hosted by Narami at De Monte Y Mar

Tuesdays of Texture: Gnarled

It’s too early in the year to be able to say for sure what exactly this moss-covered tree (bush?) is, but it’s espaliered against part of the old ramparts of the town of Confolens – and obviously has been for some time:


Tuesdays of Texture

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 23 – Trees

On a clear and frosty morning, the sun shines through the line of oak trees that borders one of our fields.

Sun and Frost

Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 23 – Trees

Tuesdays of Texture: Moss

I found this moss growing on a tree in the Beecraigs Country Park near Linlithgow in central Scotland. The texture (and colour) of the tree bark is also interesting.


Tuesdays of Texture

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 22 – Nature

The 52 Week Photo Challenge is back after its brief year-end hiatus and the topic for Week 22 is ‘Nature’. That’s certainly something that leaves plenty of scope, but I decided to go with something that’s typical for the time of year.

This is a detail from one of the oak trees in my fields. We are in the depths of winter, so obviously last year’s leaves are dead, but at the same time you can see the buds that will produce new leaves when spring arrives.


52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 22 – Nature