I haven’t been out much in the last year…. I’ve done hardly any photography. However, I have been making lots of music. This is animated by Mel Anderson, some of her Tiny Folk. If you’re very observant you can see them going about their business. Most of them are very shy.
As anywhere in France, this city lets art flourish. It’s as much part of the culture as the amazing food. I was planning to be there about now, but alas…. no one’s going anywhere. I can dream. I’ll be back.
Here’s some street art…. as Michelin would say, Narbonne is well worth the detour.
Following the tragically early death of our dear old pooch Hairy, the house seemed quite empty. There was no one to remind us that it was dinner time, all the tasty scraps ended up in the compost bin.
What with COVID, it was very hard to adopt a dog, everybody wanted a new furry friend. We wanted to give a home to a rescue animal, help some old dude have a comfortable retirement.
We came across ‘Greyhounds As Pets’ https://www.gapnsw.com.au/
Wow! Now we have Honey, Lavender Sky to her racing fans. She’s 10, but doesn’t know it. She’s gorgeous… see for yourself!
Some more wonders of the Iron Age, from the UK this time.
I might add more text later, but the new WordPress post editor is a poorly thought out mess at the moment.
I think I’ve done enough now to count myself a true flaneur. That is, I enjoy an aimless stroll, especially in ancient cities like Paris. I love prowling the older streets…. left over from the rebuilding of the 1870s. Then again, there’s ‘the new’…. in this case, the beautiful cast iron work….
Feast your eyes!
I’ve always been fascinated by doors…. especially old ones. France is a doorhound’s paradise. Here’s a collection, from an ornate cathedral door (Limoges) to simple hole-in-the-wall arrangements.
There’s one from Exeter Cathedral (not in France!) that has an ancient cat door. It allows the cathedral cats to get into the organ loft to deal with the mice in there.
If you’ve ever lived on an island, you’ll have noticed the small weirdnesses that isolation brings. It gets a bit tribal somedays. After the recent fires and storms, the Dangaris went back to their old ways… building ritual sites out of the fallen timber.
These were emphemeral moai… gone in a few days. It’s getting chilly here and firewood is hard to come by.
One of the best camera accessories I ever bought for my Canon EOS camera was a macro ring extender. For a very reasonable price my 28/50 lens was converted to macro.
This is brilliant for flowers… however, it’s hard to stay focused on such tiny objects if there’s a breeze!
Some alien plants… known in Australia as Kangaroo Paws.
This looks like something you’d see today, but it’s from around 2008. Seen at the railway station in Beppu, Japan. This team is on a mission, but I’m not sure what it was. Seems to involve masks, spray gear and facemasks. Could have been from the SARS era.
This dude is hoping you’ll be put off by the dog warning sign. If not he’ll have to take a paw to you himself.