THE PARADE OF MONTHS – TRANSFORMATION

We live in a river valley. You can see here transformation from winter to spring to summer to fall. In some cases, you can see huge differences in the same months from one year to the next. There’s not much to show for mid-winter along the river and canal. They become hard to access when several feet of snow cover the ground. Not to mention that its cold out there. Frozen fingers are not steady on the shutter, I fear. November, however, is sometimes quite mild, so we frequently shoot in November. If the weather allows, in December too … but rarely along the river. It’s always colder there.

The Pond: March 2016 - Garry Armstrong

The Pond: March 2016 – Garry Armstrong

Here are the months in the Valley by the river and canal. Not all the same year. Some months, we shot elsewhere or, as in January of this year, were in far away, warm, sunny, beautiful Arizona. I wish we could be there every January. It’s a vast improvement over local weather!

River - March 2015

River – March 2015

The Canal - April 2016 - Garry Armstrong

The Canal – April 2016 – Garry Armstrong

The Pond - April 2016

The Pond – April 2016

The Canal - April 2016

The Canal – April 2016

The Canal - April 2016 - By: Garry Armstrong

The Canal – April 2016 – By: Garry Armstrong

The Canal - June 2015

The Canal – June 2015

The Canal - August 2016

The Canal – August 2016

The Canal - Sept 2016

The Canal – September 2016


October Gallery by Garry Armstrong


December 2015

The Woods – December 2015

TRANSFORMATION | THE DAILY POST

24 thoughts on “THE PARADE OF MONTHS – TRANSFORMATION

    • Walking is difficult in the winter. There’s a lot of ice and you can’t always see it. So my fear of falling is pretty challenging once the snow comes. But the world is a beautiful place, even in the winter and I should give it a try anyway. That day, the birds were in hyper-drive. Some woman was on the other shore with lots of goodies to feed them and they were really enthusiastic. Nothing brings them out of hiding like a bag of stale bread 🙂

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  1. It was fun shooting in Antarctica — I found some wonderful gloves on which the fingers could fold back so you could shoot with uncovered fingers — I wore a pair of those with heavy winter gloves over them!

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    • I’ve been considering getting pair of them.

      Wait, you SHOT IN ANTARCTICA? Pictures please? Story to go with pictures? We don’t all get to go down to the absolute bottom of the world! Now THAT is exotic. But very very cold.

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          • In addition to the national election, we have local people to select, plus 17 propositions to vote on — the props are such that you need to know history, and to be able to unscramble conflicting proposals, etc. Once I had made my selections, it took me 2 hours to actually mark my ballot! In the meantime I received an e-mail from a friend with different views of life — I told her I’d voted, my ballot was in the mail, and I’m not talking about it any more. It’s been a grueling election, and it won’t stop in 2 weeks!

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