The Changing Seasons: October, 2017

Nature's kaleidoscope. Close up shot of thyme flowers, seen from above with green foliage out of focus in the background.. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Nature’s kaleidoscope. Thyme flowers, seen from above. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

October felt like a month in which I’ve been merely a visitor.

True, I made trips to my dad’s in Whanganui  and to Melbourne with the Big T. But even at home in my garden, I’ve watched nature get on with the job of regenerating after winter, while I’ve simply observed.

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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Friday flowers

Close up shot of plum blossom. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Plum blossom. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Close up shot of plum blosssom cluster highlighted against dark background. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Plum blossom, take 2. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

The plum blossom has survived the rain and wind we’ve had all week, and this morning I noticed the neighbour’s clematis has sent a tendril over the fence with these two flowers attached.

The first clematis flowers of the season. Close up shot of pink clematis against blurred background.Image: Su Leslie, 2017

The first clematis. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

 

A peaceful co-existence

Close-up shot of garden snail moving across a grapefruit leaf. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Snail on grapefruit leaf. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Or perhaps traverses a leaf?

I picked our remaining grapefruit this morning, and found this little creature on a leaf. Not welcome near my vegetable garden, I found it a new home amongst the ferns and Pittosporum in the farthest corner of the yard.