Sand dunes at the mouth of the Hokianga Harbour. Image: Su Leslie 2019
Sunset on the Hokianga Harbour, from Opononi, NZ. Image: Su Leslie 2019
Excursion from summer past: Kariotahi Beach, New Zealand. Su Leslie 2018
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
Morning walk; Hobsonville Point, Auckland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie 2019
“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.“ — Brene Brown
Posted to the Ragtag Daily Prompt | gratitude
St Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Australia. Image: Su Leslie 2019
Docklands, Melbourne, Australia. Image: Su Leslie 2019
Enjoying the sunset, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia. Image: Su Leslie 2019
Posted to Debbie’s One Word Sunday | relax
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. — Thomas Szasz
Posted to the Lens-artist’s photo challenge | serenity