Storm surge, Tapeka Point, Northland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie 2021
I like visual metaphors, and the shot above does rather sum up my month.
Several whanau members are experiencing health and other crises; the most serious being my seemingly indestructable mother hospitalised twice in the last couple of weeks. It’s made me very aware how much on-going worry and helplessness destroy motivation and productivity; despite my best efforts to manage anxiety by keeping busy.
Eco-printing on silk with eucalyptus and pohutukawa leaves. Image: Su Leslie 2021
Work in progress; felt slippers for the colder weather ahead. Image: Su Leslie 2021
It’s only taken a year to get around to it … Refurbished telephone table. Image: Su Leslie 2021
The “before” shot, telephone table. Image: Su Leslie 2021
There have been some high points in the month, including a rainy, but relaxing weekend in the Bay of Islands with the Big T.
Russell, Bay of Islands, NZ. Once described as “the hell hole of the Pacific.” Image: Su Leslie 2021
Sunset, Russell wharf. Image: Su Leslie 2021
On the car ferry, Opua, Northland. Image: Su Leslie 2021
Late afternoon, Langs Beach, Northland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie 2021
Langs Beach, Northland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie 2021
Mangawhai Heads, Northland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie 2021
And an afternoon wandering around the Auckland waterfront, enjoying the last of the sunshine.
Viaduct basin, Auckland NZ. Image: Su Leslie 2021
I’d thought that taking a break from blogging would re-awaken my enthusiasm, but — perhaps because there’s so much else going on — I’m not really feeling more inspired or engaged than before. And while I don’t plan to abandon ZimmerBitch altogether, I suspect that posts will continue to be fairly infrequent.
I am happy to carry on hosting The Changing Seasons for a bit longer, but if there is anyone else who’d like to take it on, that would be wonderful.
About The Changing Seasons
The Changing Seasons is a monthly project where bloggers around the world share their thoughts and feelings about the month just gone. We all approach this slightly differently — though generally with an emphasis on the photos we’ve taken during the month.
For many of us, looking back over these photos provides the structure and narrative of our post, so each month is different.
Others focus on documenting the changes in a particular project — such as a garden, an art or craft project, or a photographic diary of a familiar landscape.
But in the end, it is your changing season, and you should approach it however works for you.
There are no fixed rules around post length or photo number — just a request that you respect your readers’ time and engagement.
Tags and ping-backs
Tag your photos with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them
Create a ping-back to this post, so that I can update it with links to all of yours.
Natalie from Little Pieces of Me
Tish at Writer on the Edge
Tracy at Reflections of an Untidy Mind
Ju-Lyn from Touring my Backyard
Brian from Bushboy’s World
Sarah at https://secretartexpedition.wordpress.com/2021/06/06/the-changing-seasons-spring-edition/Art Expedition
Suzanne from Life at No. 22
LightWriteLife joins us this month