Monthly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons 03

This is the third instalment of the monthly photo challenge instigated by Cardinal Guzman, where we are to take a group of photos of a similar location each month to see the changing seasons as well as build up a portfolio and improve our photography. I am sticking pretty close to home for my photos each month, featuring my back paddock, views from my house and walking tracks through the forest, just out of the back gate. The range of places and photos each month is like having a mini holiday every time I read them. Here are Cardinal’s latest shots of Oslo.

I know the challenge is all about photography but I also want you to use all your senses this month, so when looking at my photo gallery:

I want you to smell the dusty road, the sheep in the paddock, the dead remains of some animal lying in the forest and the sweet smell of ripening peaches

I want you to hear the booming gas guns (designed to keep the birds off the grapes which are almost harvested next door) – they start at sunrise and go all day until sunset making it sound like we are in a war zone; the gentle clicking of the grasshoppers; the thud of the kangaroos bounding away as I run around the bush tracks

I want you to feel the feel the cobwebs finely stretched across the track as I walk into them unknowingly, the stickiness left behind for hours; the hot sun as I run around and the rocky stones under my feet

I want you to see the beautiful sunrise from my early morning walk, the sunset over the back paddock in the evening, the beautiful big, clear blue sky and the brightness of the light. The new gazebo in the garden is worth seeing with your own eyes too.

I want you to taste the deliciousness of the raspberries growing wild in the garden, the peaches threatening to bend the tree completely over and the hint of autumn in the air.

As we approach Autumn here in the land down under, the days are getting gradually shorter with daylight saving due to finish at the end of March.  The weather is staying warm but with some crisper temperatures in the early mornings.  Soon the trees will start changing colour more and more but until then we can enjoy the green grass, the warm sunshine and the lovely views from around my area.

In case you missed my first two months of photos, here are links to them:

Changing Seasons 01

Changing Seasons 02

Thanks for visiting this month – see you next month!

Deb 🙂

  One thought on “Monthly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons 03

  1. March 8, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    What a beautiful collection but I admit to feeling traumatised by the gas guns!!! That sounds horrendous are they allowed to make such a noise where residents are?,x

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    • March 8, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Yes they are allowed to use them but we live out of town so it’s not a huge deal. We are well used to it by now but our visitors always duck and weave when hearing them. I did take a video while out walking today just so that the sound of the guns could be understood but it didn’t really work well enough to post. I think you got the idea from my post by the sounds of things! Thanks for dropping by 😄

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      • March 9, 2015 at 4:27 am

        wow sounds horrendous. My mother had fields near her and they started to use different and very strong pesticides that she ende dup being allergic too, was anightmare x

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  2. March 8, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Lovely photos Debbie, mmmnnnnn raspberries, I wish I could grow those here! Your sunflower looks amazing. But gas guns?! I’ve never heard of such a thing!

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    • March 8, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      Really? They are used to scare the birds away from the grapes but I’m sure the birds get used to them. I never do!

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      • March 8, 2015 at 8:40 pm

        The probably do get used to them if there’s no other consequence 🙂

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  3. March 9, 2015 at 12:05 am

    What a beautiful post, Debbie. I found it a great call to our senses and your images got me going with you from sunrise to sunflower.
    Starting the day with such sunrise image is a blessing! The running track is inviting! These fruits are yum; and I love raspberries. I wish I could have them close to me as you do.
    You live in a fabulous place. Thanks for sharing with us (and making me jealous too!)

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    • March 10, 2015 at 7:15 am

      Thanks for visiting Lucile. It Is a lovely place to live. Sometimes I think we get too caught up and we forget to use all our senses so I was determined to get my message across of how it felt to be out there. I’m so glad it came across ok. I love seeing the monthly challenges as it’s an opportunity to travel all over the world.

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      • March 10, 2015 at 7:33 am

        My pleasure, Debbie.
        Your photos are heartwarming and your message was felt here.
        The monthly challenge is indeed giving us this great opportunity.
        I look forward to seeing everyone’s new galleries.

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  4. March 9, 2015 at 8:12 am

    So lovely to see some photos from the southern hemisphere as we are still in the ‘grey’ season though life is starting to reappear. Love the warmth coming through from your post and the great idea of using all our senses to interpret the theme.
    Jude xx

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    • March 9, 2015 at 7:02 pm

      Thanks Jude. 😄 I’m glad I was able to get my message across as I was really conscious of sharing my environment and using all our senses.


  5. March 9, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    I agree: each month is like a mini holiday. Next month we’ll even get some shots from Suyash Chopra that’ll visit the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington!

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    • March 9, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      Sounds great! It’s a great challenge – thanks again.


  6. March 10, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I especially like the sunflower!

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  7. March 13, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    I can totally smell those peaches…though it was a bit odd to think about peaches when we will not have any here for another 4 months. Great post 🙂 !

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    • March 14, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      I can imagine it seeming a bit weird until you realised I am downunder and we are the opposite of all things northern hemisphere. Glad the peaches look good enough to smell. They are yummy. Thanks for commenting.

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