The Changing Seasons: May 2017

Still life with symbolism. Still life of squash, onion, garlic, chilli and ginger with cookbooks, clock, toy car and autumn leaves. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Still life with symbolism. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Perhaps it because the cold has set in, but May has been a slow month; a still life heavy with abundance and oddity.

Rain and wind have turned fallen leaves to a slime covering pavements and lawns, while Antarctic air settling across the country has driven me to turn on the heating and unpack the winter duvet.

It’s time for indoor pursuits, warming food and dreams of adventure — just as soon as it’s warm again.

The Changing Seasons  is a blogging challenge hosted by Cardinal Guzman with two versions: the original (V1) which is purely photographic and the new version (V2) where you can allow yourself to be more artistic and post a painting, a recipe, a digital manipulation, or simply just one photo that you think represents the month.

These are the rules, but they’re not written in stone – you can always improvise, mix & match to suit your own liking:

The Changing Seasons V1:

Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons
Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery.
Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.

The Changing Seasons V2:

Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons
Each month, post one photo (recipe, painting, drawing, whatever) that represents your interpretation of the month.
Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!

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17 thoughts on “The Changing Seasons: May 2017

  1. An awesome representation for May, Su! This is one of those challenges that I never get around to doing, despite loving the galleries presented by others. And now there is this more creative side, as well. I love the autumn colours you used and the clock, the little car is a lovely touch. The vase echoes the other colours perfectly and the lighting must have taken you ages to get right. Awesome.

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    • Thank you so much. I’m always late with the challenge because I realise I’ve already posted most of the shots I’d want to use, and have to think of something new. But I like the discipline of it in my otherwise very undisciplined life. I’ve been very lucky to find a spot in my living room that has really good light. That and a very large piece of black felt, have made doing these shots possible for me.

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