Tuesday Photo Challenge: Spread

Frank’s theme for this week is ‘Spread’.

Before we retired to France, we came over for a few weeks each summer to see how the renovations of Brokedown Palace were coming along. We generally stayed at a Chambre d’Hôte in nearby Le Dorat.

One weekend while we were there, however, the place was being used for a wedding reception, and since our room overlooked the garden in which it was being held, they were good enough to invite us. It was quite a spread…

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Spread

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Promise

It’s hard to think of any promises more important than wedding vows.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Promise

Tuesdays of Texture: Quilt

Last year, as a wedding present for our son and (now) daughter-in-law, Madame made a king-sized bed quilt, with most of the stitching done by her own fair hands. It took close to a full year to complete, and the last Swarovski crystal being stitched on just two days before the wedding. This is a work-in-progress image.

quilt

Tuesdays of Texture

Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected

What could be more appropriate for this week’s theme of ‘Connected’ than a wedding?

I’m very happy to say that I took this photograph last Saturday at my son’s wedding. Stealing the show between the bride and groom is their much-loved dog.

Connected

Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

Here’s one I’d completely forgotten about. This was taken with a compact camera at my daughter’s wedding reception almost ten years ago. Technically, of course, it’s a shocker (the metadata tells me that the exposure was half a second).

In mitigation, though, it was getting quite late by then and a fair amount of champagne had been consumed. Plus the composition – quite accidentally, of course – is quite pleasing.

And it’s nothing if not vivid.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten

A discarded flower, perhaps given added poignancy by the fact that it had been a buttonhole worn at a wedding I attended last summer.

Gone