Friday, 30 September 2016

AN AIR OF CONTENTMENT


Why do French cattle always seem to exude an air of imperturbable contentment? Is it the agreeable climate, the lush fields of grass, their revered status as cheese-producers in a country with more than 400 different cheeses?
The answer is probably "all of the above"!

OJ 

Thursday, 29 September 2016

LOOK UP


The intricately carved ceiling of the chapel which now forms part of the Musee National du Moyen Age, formerly the Musee de Cluny, demonstrates the craftsmanship of builders from a bygone era.

OJ 

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

TRANQUILITY


The tranquility of a forest on the edge of an undisturbed lake.

Courtanvaux
Septembre 2011

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

PARIS IN SUMMER


A hot afternoon in July in the heart of Paris with tourists seeking rest and refreshment in the shade of the plane trees ... there are so many restaurants to choose from - no matter which one chooses, one will not be disappointed.

OJ

Monday, 26 September 2016

TERNS ON ICE


This photograph was taken during a mid-December visit to the Palace of Versailles. The fountains and lakes were frozen over and these terns were "walking on the water" - their expressions seemed to indicate that it was not an enjoyable experience!

OJ

Saturday, 24 September 2016

WEEKEND WISDOM (3) - CLOUDS




"Have you ever, looking up, seen a cloud like to a centaur, a leopard, a wolf, or a bull?"

- Aristophanes, 423 BC

Friday, 23 September 2016

CATA FALLS


This spectacular waterfall where the Cata River cascades over a dolerite ridge may be seen in the forests at the foot of the Amatola mountain range.

The sheer walls of rock on either side of the waterfall are about 20 metres tall.

The Cata River is a tributary of the Keiskamma River.

Keiskammahoek
Eastern Cape
September 2016