I found I had quite a few photos of bridges, a dramatic one of the Pont d’Arc, a wonderful natural bridge down in the Ardèche department, way south of us. But the one I liked best was a quieter shot taken in December, just down the road at La Roque St Christophe. One of the bridges over the Vezere river.
These shots were taken at a nearby pond some years ago with my old Fuji-Finepix S5800. The dragonflies are so fast and on the go so much it’s hard to get a decent shot – and from a distance!
I did rather love this shot. I think the dragon fly may be laying her eggs on a reed under the water!
Caught in flight!
And these are the larvae cases that the newborn dragonflies have shrugged off and left
For someone special today
I am the albatross that awaits you
at the end of the world.
I am the forgotten soul of the dead mariners
who passed Cape Horn
from the seas of the world.
But they did not die
in the furious waves.
Today they soar on my wings
in the last crack of the Antarctic winds.
Sarah Vial – Chilean poet
Strawberry farms here in the Dordogne in Southern France. Perfect orderly rows! All that plastic heated by the sun sometimes causes a bit of turbulence when we fly over it in the microlight.
This photo was taken in 1973 – the year after we met in Calgary. My most wonderful friend, fellow farmhand, lifelong buddy, Joyce, what would I do without her. And that’s her friend too, the little black dog she loved so dearly – the infamous ‘Chubby Chicken’ who stole the butter, and the cake. Chubby is long gone I’m afraid. But Joyce is still going strong. For many years we’ve lived thousands of miles apart, but our friendship is just as strong as the day we met. (The header today is Kaslo B.C where we shared so many memories).
I love the transformations you can create these days with photo editing. Recently I discovered pastel sketch in GIMP. These are a few pics of flowers.
I hung these up when my sister became ill back in 2012. They didn’t save her life, but I think of her every time I look at them. This is the second set, the first ones faded and all became white, so I replaced them last year – she would like that.