I guess is says a lot about my April that I’ve got to the 30th and am casting around for images to post for the Changing Seasons.
It’s not that I haven’t taken lots of photos; more that they don’t seem to speak coherently of a month that has breezed over me, leaving little trace of itself.
As I write this, the sky outside is unbroken blue, and apart from a neighbour’s Japanese Maple, the trees I can see are green and still carrying a full complement of leaves. It’s autumn Jim, but not as we know it. (1)
The shot above was taken on the bush trail on Mt Manaia, on the Whangarei Heads. The Big T and I explored some of the track last weekend — stopping before the steep summit climb in deference to my arthritic knee.
It’s a beautiful place (both Mt Manaia and the Heads generally), and was surprisingly quiet for a glorious day at the end of the school holidays.
It took me a while to realise that the delicate intertwined spirals are fern fronds. As the leaves on each frond die, they curl in upon themselves. Where several leaves are in close proximity, they become entwined. If I were going to try and wrest Deep Meaning from it, I’d suggest it is a metaphor for how, as we age, we seek out and need the support of others — creating strength and beauty through unity.
Feel free just to enjoy how cool it looks.
In the absence of anything much to say about April; here’s a pot pourri of my month:
About The Changing Seasons
If you would like to join in, here are the guidelines:
The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):
- Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
- Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
- Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them
The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):
- Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
- Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.
If you do a ping-back to this post, I can update it with links to all of yours.
Please check out the Changing Seasons — April for these awesome bloggers:
Tracy at Reflections of an Untidy Mind
Ju Lyn at All Things Bright and Beautiful
Marilyn at Serendipity — Seeking intelligent life on Earth
Tish at Writer on the Edge
Yvette at priorhouse blog
Joanne at My Life Lived Full
Sarah at Art Expedition
Jude at Life at the Edge
New to the Changing Seasons this month A Wonderful Sheep
Pauline at Living in Paradise
Gill at Talking Thailand
Deb at The Widow Badass
- The line of course is “it’s life Jim, but not as we know it” from the 1987 song “Star Trekkin” (The Firm). Those who have closely studied the texts say that such a line was never uttered verbatim in Star Trek.