This challenge is hosted by Su from Zimmerbitch. You can find out how to participate at the end of this post!
A variable month. The upturn in my mood at the end of January has generally persisted but there have been some very bad moments also and I probably need to think about going back on meds to stabilise. A string of dark and stormy weekends and the seemingly never-ending bathroom saga have not helped!
Partly because of the above there has been very little creativity this month. This piece showing two redwood cones has been dumped in a drawer until I find the enthusiasm to finish it – probably never as I hate revisiting work:
The bathroom is finished apart from fitting blinds. I am unsure, yet, if I am allowed to use it or if I will be given a bucket of rainwater in the garage.
The lack of enthusiasm for creativity has meant that I have been reading a lot. This month’s included a book from our WP friend Sabina, and I really enjoyed it. If you don’t know her blog you should visit – her blog posts are hilarious.
There are signs of spring in the garden and here are some random images:
One of the Holy Grails of horticulture for me is Sturt’s Desert Pea from Australia. This is notoriously difficult even under glass in the UK where the humidity seems to upset it during the winter. Generally it is grafted on to the rather tougher Clianthus puniceus. After two years of careful culture from seed I have now succeeded in flowering it this month without it being grafted. Most forms in the wild have a shiny black centre to the flower but my plant lacks this (plants without it do occur in the wild also).
General photos of my day-to-day activities have been somewhat hampered by my total failure to get the lens on my phone camera repaired….
Now some videos! The new bathroom cabinet has a light activated by a PIR sensor. I will probably get bored of this eventually but for now:
I have also been
wasting spending a lot of my lunch breaks finding new music on Youtube. One recommendation that popped up as an ad on another video has completely taken over my head this week:
The above reminds me slightly of the wonderful Mazzy Star, whose founder Dave Roback sadly passed away this week at only 61. The mesmerising melody of ‘Into Dust’ is a favourite (and easy) guitar tune and I had only been playing it last weekend:
If you would like to join in, here are the challenge 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 Su’s original post, she can update hers with links to all of yours.