My July began and ended with travel, leaving the in-between bit less than memorable.
Work took the Big T to Melbourne, and I joined him for a long, sunny weekend. Melbourne is a city I know well, so seldom do touristy things there. Instead I’m happy to walk the different neighbourhoods, visit galleries, drink far too much coffee, and enjoy the vibe.
Last week I drove to Whanganui to see my father, tacking on a side trip to Palmerston North and an overnight stay in Turangi on the way home.
Whanganui’s an attractive city with a thriving arts scene (definitely a bonus), but what makes the trip even better is that it takes me through some of the North Island’s most rugged and beautiful scenery.
Looking at the photos I’ve taken this month, street art and stunning sunsets seem to predominate. I was about to sigh wistfully and say it would be wonderful if every month offered up such treasures — but I suspect I really just need to look harder.
About The Changing Seasons
The Changing Seasons is a monthly challenge where bloggers around the world share what’s been happening in their month.
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):
- Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
- 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 — July 2019 for these awesome bloggers:
Ruth at Ruth’s Arc
Joanne at My Life Lived Full
Sarah at Art Expedition
Pauline at Living in Paradise
Tish at Writer on the Edge
Jude at Life at the Edge
Mick at Mick’s Cogs
Tracy at Reflections of an Untidy Mind
Lani at Life, the Universe and Lani
Ju Lyn at All things bright and beautiful
Gill at Talking Thailand
Last chance to catch tonight’s supper; fishermen in the Tongariro River, Turangi. Image: Su Leslie 2019
Manawatu sunset. Hopwood Clock Tower, The Square, Palmerston North, NZ. Image: Su Leslie 2019
The boy-child is studying digital media at university and recently made this video for an assignment. He’s really proud of it, and I think it’s quite professional, especially as video is a medium I haven’t really come to terms with yet.
He’s taken what was an exercise in using green-screen, and given it a very dream-like feel. The soundtrack song is Call Me, by Korean singer and DJ, Park Hye Jin. I have no idea about the surreal title.
Posted to the Lens-Artists’ Photo Challenge | dreamy