One of the joys of digital photography in general, and photo blogging in particular, is getting the chance -- and taking the time -- to look more closely at sights that have caught my attention.
Rushing off to a professional engagement in Rodez on Thursday, I noticed this striking green gate and made a mental note to take a shot of it on the way back from the appointment. And rushing back to catch my bus, I allowed myself no more than 15 seconds to take the photo.
I had barely even looked at the object in my objective -- I was just struck by its color, which is not that common in the area's exterior decoration.
But examining it at home on my computer screen, I saw so much more: the overflowing plant that prooves what a green spring we're having; the contrast between the old stone on the right and the rather less attractive material used to cover the building; the fact that the gate doesn't seem to be attached right -- or at all.
It reminded me of Aveyron: green, full of contrasts, and a little off-kilter.