The Changing Seasons, January 2018

Home during the blizzard

It started with three years of host Cardinal Guzman — Max — who did a wonderful job. I’m so glad Su Leslie has taken over. It has been a great deal of fun to follow the seasons through the years, especially in this region where we have four seasons, but in some years, more like six or seven!

Right now, it’s deep winter. Except it has warmed up, the snow has been washed away by two days of pouring rain and today the sun was out and the temperature was up. The climate is changing. You can argue about it all you like, but it is happening anyway. I think it’s more obvious some places than others.

The old tractor

Regardless, January is not much of an outdoor month. It’s cold, frequently snowy, with warm breaks and mud between the storms.

And one birthday party
The Duke
Bonnie and Gibbs

Garry took all of the outdoor  shots in the blizzard. Mine are entirely indoors. I don’t seem to have quite the energy to get “out this and into the weather” these days.


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.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Opinionated writer with hopes for a better future for all plus a big helping of cynicism.


  1. I love seeing your part of the world. Thank you Garry for the snow photos – I love the old tractor – and that beautiful sketch of the trees. Definitely time to curl up indoors in front of a fire and read books, blog, watch bad movies 😀


  2. Duke looks like….DUKE. Like Duke Wayne, in the saddle, framed in an elegant long slow zoom in shot in the opening scene of “Chisum” Elegant!


  3. Thanks for your kind words Marilyn. These are wonderful images; the colour palette is so perfect for the winter you’re describing. I’m loving the filters and edits you’re dpi go. The birthday party shot is seriously cool. And the fur babies are gorgeous. 😀


          1. It’s either too hot, too cold, too humid or too … something 😀 Right now, it’s just too WINTER. Thanks for supporting this challenge. It’s fun … and it gets me to make sure I take at least a few pictures!

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            1. If I do it myself, I reckon I’ll have change. When I say “myself”I actually mean members of my family who will set up corporations which will actually have nothing to do with them personally, even though they are of course the absolute best, most qualified people to build a wall. Ever. Period. I may even be able to get those nice Russian people up the road to help.


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