As February is ending, it is time for another “Changing Seasons” post. I haven’t gotten the alert, but I’ve been doing this for two years, so I don’t have a problem doing it again.

It has been a truly dull month for photography. A little bit of snow, a lot of rain. Some very warm, shirtsleeve weather, then a little more snow. February and March are the two most erratic months for weather in this region.

February is often the worst month for blizzards and really heavy snow and just because the month is almost over, it’s much too early to stow your winter gear.

This is one of those weird months where it feels like any number of seasons. Today was springtime. I was outside taking pictures in my dress. Not even a sweatshirt. Garry went out in a hoodie and felt he was overdressed.

But tomorrow, we’re expecting a few inches (more? less?) of snow.

A chilly gray day

I have not taken many pictures this month. Everything has been boringly grey or mud brown, with a little snow occasionally to brighten it up. Not very exciting for a photographer.

But — some months are not terribly interesting. I’m just grateful we didn’t get three feet of snow!

Rules — not etched in stone:

Do you want to participate in «The Changing Seasons»?
These are the rules for Version 1 (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.

These are the rules for Version 2 (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!

Hosted this year by: Zimmerbitch – Age is just a number

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

28 thoughts on “THE CHANGING SEASONS – FEBRUARY 2018”

  1. I love the frog in his white winter blanket, and the ‘snow shadow’ of the table on the patio (Aussie for deck) 😉

    Glad to see your Christmas cactus doing so well 🙂 … and that you’ve got some sunshine in between the cold grey bits.


    1. If it didn’t come with the expense of plowing it AND the mess of trying to walk through it, I wouldn’t mind. But my walking isn’t great these days and tons of snow doesn’t help it. Nor does the $50 a hit plowing!

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    1. I just meant I usually wait until YOU post before I post so I can reference yours. I don’t want to reference the earlier month … that would be a bit backwards, so I wait for you to post and then I “follow” you.

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          1. I know what you mean; I seem to be losing posts from a few of people. One or two don’t post all the frequently, so I don’t think to go looking for them. And I seem to be going through another phase where WP decides to put comments from people I interact with a lot into the spam folder. Grrr.


  2. I discovered today that the sun did not actually explode a week ago, and that it is possible to go outside and not get wet. If this weeklong monsoon had been snow, we’d have been digging out until May…


    1. Same deal here. At least is wasn’t the 9 feet of snow that rain COULD have been. I’m told that the sun — the great Burning Orb in the Sky — will someday return. I can only dream.


  3. Season will start to change here soon. It will be the first Spring that I can not attend to things early on as I usually do. Things will have to grow right where they are and it is unlikely I am planting anything this year. We are still eager for Spring anyway.


        1. I am hoping I perk up a bit by the time it is spring. Sometimes, I do. My back and I are having a rough go of it right now, but the weather isn’t helping. I should remind you that a year of missed gardening is not fatal. You’ll be surprised how good it will still look, even with the weeds.

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    1. Thank you. It actually IS translucent, but getting that in the picture is a bit tricky because I need to shoot into the light, but not directly … sort of “off angle.” I had a great blossoming of that Christmas Cactus this year, so I had a lot of chances to play with lighting. Towards the end, I think I finally got what I was trying to get. It’s also tricky to get the translucency without losing the color 😀


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