Amateur photography, Ariel, Nature,

France

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’


Summer Lovin’ Sunflowers up close, here in the garden in the Dordogne.

Amazing detail when you're up close!

Amazing detail when you’re up close!

 

Tournesol

Tournesol

 


ETC.,


 

This post is in answer to a recent post by Rommel, one of my favourite bloggers over at The Sophomore Slump . He’s just put up a post he calls ETC, which actually stands for a lot of photo rejects that he deemed unworthy of posting. They have only just seen the light of day, and I’m glad they did! In one of his replies to a comment he said ‘someone here needs to do an etc post!’ A challenge like that has to be taken up. Rommel plucked his photos from all sorts of times and places. I’ve done mine slightly differently and taken all the pics from one period in May this year. So here we are, a bunch of pics taken when our Irish biker visitors came to stay for a few days and we had some great ride-outs to some of our local beauty spots here in the Dordogne.

A telephoto shot across a valley at La Roque Saint Christophe, home to prehistoric cave dwellers 55,000 years ago.

A telephoto shot across a valley at La Roque Saint Christophe, home to prehistoric cave dwellers 55,000 years ago.

 

Our bikes at Limeuil (especially note the gorgeous silver one 2nd from left). A beautiful village where the Dordogne & Vezere rivers meet.

Our bikes at Limeuil (especially note the gorgeous silver one extreme right). A beautiful village where the Dordogne & Vezere rivers meet.

 

At Cadouin Abbey, founded in 1115 where pilgrims came.

At Cadouin Abbey, founded in 1115 where pilgrims came.

 

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Ah, the scent of roses!

 

Sleepy Moggy

Sleepy Moggy

 

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Key anyone?

Bikes in front of the abbey.

Bikes in front of the abbey.

 

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A Pretty Door

Narrow Streets and Ancient Buildings

Narrow Streets and Ancient Buildings

 

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Not Open for Business!

Macro shot of tiny flowers on a wall

Macro shot of tiny flowers on a wall

 

Looking Down on Cadouin

Looking Down on Cadouin

 

Those BMW's Again!

Those BMW’s Again!

 

Return Journey for the Boys and the Rain Starts

Return Journey for the Boys and the Rain Starts

 

Au revoir!

Au revoir!

 


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Wall with Flora


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Old Mill (2)


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The Old Mill in Terrasson


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Signs of Spring: The Shy Violet


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Kitchen Window Snow!


Goodbye fog and drizzle and hello snow!!

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Oh For Snow!


 

 

Wish we had this this year! Getting fed up with fog, mist, rain and greyness!

SNOW trees no words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Dream


The sky’s the limit. When you’re above the clouds all dreams seem possible.


Invading the Personal Space of a French Pastry



Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun


Old dog dozing in a patch of sun, and taking up the entire pavement. He’s there every summer.


Weekly Photo Challenge:Two Subjects


The Past and the Present. The present represented by the pretty green grasses and flowers, and the past depicted in the old photograph of the D-Day landings at Juno beach in northern France: the first Canadians to greet the French. There were many more photos along that wall close to the beach.


Flying over Rocamadour


A few days ago we made a forty-five minute trip over to the neighbouring department of the Lot to take some aerial shots of the village of Rocamadour. It’s an amazing sight from the air, built into the side of a deep gorge above the River Alzou, a tributary of the Dordogne. The buildings rise in stages up the side of the four hundred foot cliff, topped with a château built in the middle-ages. The village is steeped in history with stories of pilgrims, and apparently has a subterranean church built in 1166. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. 


Flying over Rocamadour


A few days ago we made a forty-five minute trip over to the neighbouring department of the Lot to take some aerial shots of the village of Rocamador. It’s an amazing sight from the air, built into the side of a deep gorge above the River Alzou, a tributary of the Dordogne. The buildings rise in stages up the side of the four hundred foot cliff, topped with a château built in the middle-ages. The village is steeped in history with stories of pilgrims, and apparently has a subterranean church built in 1166. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. 


Flying over Rocamadour


A few days ago we made a forty-five minute trip over to the neighbouring department of the Lot to take some aerial shots of the village of Rocamadour. It’s an amazing sight from the air, built into the side of a deep gorge above the River Alzou, a tributary of the Dordogne. The buildings rise in stages up the side of the four hundred foot cliff, topped with a château built in the middle-ages. The village is steeped in history with stories of pilgrims, and apparently has a subterranean church built in 1166. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. 


Flying over Rocamadour


A few days ago we made a forty-five minute trip over to the neighbouring department of the Lot to take some aerial shots of the village of Rocamadour. It’s an amazing sight from the air, built into the side of a deep gorge above the River Alzou, a tributary of the Dordogne. The buildings rise in stages up the side of the four hundred foot cliff, topped with a château built in the middle-ages. The village is steeped in history with stories of pilgrims, and apparently has a subterranean church built in 1166. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. 


Flying over Rocamadour


A few days ago we made a forty-five minute trip over to the neighbouring department of the Lot to take some aerial shots of the village of Rocamadour. It’s an amazing sight from the air, built into the side of a deep gorge above the River Alzou, a tributary of the Dordogne. The buildings rise in stages up the side of the four hundred foot cliff, topped with a château built in the middle-ages. The village is steeped in history with stories of pilgrims, and apparently has a subterranean church built in 1166. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.


The Village of Collonge la Rouge


A beautiful little village which we visited on my birthday.


The Knife Maker in Collonge la Rouge


We recently visited the wonderful old and very picturesque village of Collonge la Rouge – so named because the buildings are all made from the same red stone. It was easy to see what this local artisan crafted.

For a BIG steak!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Simple


A Simple Strawberry (picked fresh in the Dordogne last summer).



Heading Down the Alley into 2012


A Street in Arles, Southern France


Oh For Snow!


I love snow – but sadly we have none this year so far. We don’t usually get a lot, but in 2006 it was a different story!

 


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Under A Green Umbrella



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