Chateau in Shadow
25.5cm x 20.5cm. 10in x 8in.
A hazy burst of brief sunshine back-lights this Chateau which sits, slightly dilapidated, on the edge of our village. Large majestic beach or oak trees often frame these beautiful old houses. Once, when they were new, I suppose they stood out stark and solid, fenced by skinny saplings. Now after many years they seem to belong in the landscape, settling into the arms of the trees, shadow and dappled sunlight playing on crumbling walls, comfortable in their skin, faded beauty still stunning.