Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Housework with a difference.
Taken last year when on vacation in Germany. Great sense of humour this image has and I kept wondering if I would ever post it on the blog but as we seem to be getting the back end of winter I thought I would have a play on words and image.
Where is that sun - maybe I should look under the sink??
Posted by Wilf James at 11:29 pm
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
When I began doing this daily photo blog I would complain about the fact that the area we lived in had no Broadband (ADSL) and I was also complaining to the Mayor, Mr.Christian Hot, of our small community and kept asking what could be done. France Telecom never came through with a solution even although Broadband connection is only 1 Kilometre away.
Finally an enterprising guy who has set up a WiFi system in the village where he lived, because of the same problem, was contacted and he set up a similar system for Roquemaure - Réal so I and many other can now enjoy a much faster connection to the internet.
Not only has Christian done this but when the weather is fine as it was just over a week ago he get out his micro-light aircraft and takes to the sky. He emailed this image of the village of Cordes-sur-Ciel. Quite a talented guy is our Mayor. So this is a photograph of Cordes in the sky from higher up in the sky!!
Photograph by Christian Hot
Posted by Wilf James at 10:13 pm
Monday, March 19, 2007
At long last we have Broadband ADSL, or at least the Mayor managed to get a private company to set up a WiFi system which mean that my frustration level has dropped enormously.
Working with images has been difficult and keeping up with posting a daily photograph has been very difficult at times.
This is a photography of our grandson Luca, regulars of Réal DP will know I post a photo of him at least once a month usually taken by his Mum.
The biggest bonus is we can now see Luca on a webcam and see him walking and starting to get up to mischievous. Great technology when you can get it!
Thank you Mr. Mayor.
Image by Izabel James
Posted by Wilf James at 11:13 pm
Sunday, March 18, 2007
A week ago we walking around in glorious sunshine, Spring had arrived in abundance and nature was showing off. We stopped off for lunch in the lovely Bastide village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val just over in the Tarn et Garonne. All in all a beautiful day.
Today we are plunged back into winter which looks to last for the rest of the week. Oh were is that sunshine I crave.
Posted by Wilf James at 10:21 pm
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Is this the smallest exhibition centre in the world? If it is it is situated at the side of the church in Réal in the Tarn France.
First featured here on 1st of January this year.
It now has an exhibition of art from the local children which is for the coming of Spring.
Posted by Wilf James at 11:04 pm
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
On a bright sunny Spring day the light highlighted this lonely church. It sits beside the road near to one of the Bastide villages in the Tarn called Cordes-sur-Ciel.
I have often wanted to photograph it and this time the light was just right - for me anyway!
Posted by Wilf James at 10:18 pm
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Sounds like a native American name from an old western movie but it is running water from a stream in the Forest of Grésigne in the northern Tarn. What a beautiful place and this is the third photograph from our visit there on Sunday.
In the northern part of the Tarn the earth turns to red. An amazing change and in this image you can see it the colour of the water.
Posted by Wilf James at 10:46 pm
Monday, March 12, 2007
In the Forest of Grésigne in the northern part of the Tarn held a few surprises.
Early spring and walking through the forest with the vibrant sounds of nature The forest was coming alive and next to the soothing sound of running water I discovered moss covered trees.
It is a special time of year because I love spring and the quickness of natures awakening.
Posted by Wilf James at 9:10 pm
Sunday, March 11, 2007
This wild Orchid was photographed on this wonderful spring day in the Forest of Grésige in the northern part of the Tarn. Spring was really showing off with some trees in blossom and a carpet of wild flowers.
This photograph is dedicated to Eric at Paris DP – the guy who got us hooked on this – because it is the second anniversary of PDP. Well done Eric and thanks for the inspiration.
Posted by Wilf James at 7:05 pm
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Well the rain in Spain has been falling mainly in the south of France. This is an image that I took some time ago and it is more romantic than the rain filled days we have been having lately.
Yea I know, the gardens needs it and all that, but I need the sun and lots of it.
Hope the sun comes out soon, or I will have to find another rainbow and go in search of that gold!
Posted by Wilf James at 9:58 pm
Monday, March 05, 2007
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Has Spring already arrived? Trees are in blossom the grass is covered in all sorts of little flowers and the temperature today was not far off 20°C.
The only problem is that we are getting a lot of rain. Yes of course the garden needs it, but I like nice sunny warm weather - won't be long I'm thinking.
Posted by Wilf James at 10:16 pm
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Still not getting out to get any photographs taken.
This is our very own Billy the cat who we found at the side of the road near the Luxembourg border about five years ago. We lived in a small apartment in Paris and I would never have a cat couped up in a small apartment. But what do you do when the cat finds you? No contest!
Billy would sit out on what used to be our flower window box looking at the world of buildings that surrounded us and I would feel sad for her as she no freedom............
Billy now has a whole garden and more to enjoy her freedom. Such joy.
This photo has been slightly enhanced with Photoshop.
Posted by Wilf James at 11:06 pm
Friday, March 02, 2007
Thursday, March 01, 2007
If you can't get into a real racing car there are always other ways. Renault car showroom on the Champs Elysees, Paris.
I have been out of the loop of posting a Daily Photo, so perhaps I can get up to speed again by posting this image taken when I lived in Paris.
Posted by Wilf James at 4:33 pm