The Changing Seasons: September 2017

Close up colour shot of water droplet hanging from white plum blossom petal. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Water droplet hanging from plum blossom. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

I really like the way that writing a monthly Changing Seasons post makes me look back over the photos I’ve taken, trying to find a theme that captures some sense of the month that’s gone. On occasion, there’s a single image that pops out at me and says “I’m the one.”

And so it is for September. A month of darling buds and constant rain; of birthdays and high politics. A month of uncertainties and an ever-shifting “normal.”

There is a sense that life, in many ways, hangs like the water droplet. Falling is inevitable — the question only is will the drop fall in a place where it does good, or harm? But unlike water droplets, we have some ability to choose where we land.

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!