auvergne landscapes: misty morning, domeyrat

We've been having an unusually misty spell of weather for the past few days, with very little sign of the sun. It's been keeping the temperatures down, and to be honest it can be a little dismal. On the plus side, it does make for some unusual and dramatic photographic opportunities. This is the castle … Continue reading auvergne landscapes: misty morning, domeyrat

monday verse: the lady of shalott On either side the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye, That clothe the wold and meet the sky; And thro' the field the road runs by To many-tower'd Camelot; And up and down the people go, Gazing where the lilies blow Round an island there below, The island of Shalott. Willows … Continue reading monday verse: the lady of shalott

a glimpse of Haute-Loire

I've just realised how long it's been since I posted anything here. Must do better! In my defence, we had our friends David and Mark to stay last week, which always involves a lot of preparation, as the the little house doubles as guest accommodation as well as being my workspace. So, I packed away … Continue reading a glimpse of Haute-Loire

weekly photo challenge: window

This is the window of a little hut that stands beside a stretch of the Brioude to Puy en Velay railway line. We pass it regularly on one of our walks from Domeyrat, and I don't usually give it a second glance. It's a bit tumbledown, with graffiti on the end wall. Here it is … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: window

low light, long shadows

The sunny autumn weather is continuing, although it has turned much colder over the last couple of days. We decided to make the most of it this afternoon with a walk around the nearby village of Domeyrat, which has a ruined castle and a very pretty old bridge over the River Senouire. The low light … Continue reading low light, long shadows