The Changing Seasons, April 2022

Another not-very-photographic month. Lots of rain and damp, chilly weather. The few really bright days we had were also surprisingly cold.

Yellow Tulip

Today, though, I touched the window in the bedroom and it was warm! I opened it up and warm air flowed it. It was warmer outside than inside.

There weren’t a lot of flowers blooming outside until just this past week when the yellow flowers — forsythia, dandelions, one lonely yellow tulip — bloomed with a few wild strawberries. The indoor garden has been doing very well.

We have about twice as many birds as we had last spring. The passing of the other feeder near us caused his flock to fly a few hundred yards. We will miss him very much.

This has to be the only year I’ve drawn more birds than taken in photographs. The problem hasn’t been a lack of birds, but more that I’ve got so many plants growing in front of the French doors, it’s getting difficult to take pictures. After the kitchen window is replaced next week, I think I’ll have a better view or at least a view that doesn’t make me shoot between window frames.

A whole flock of baby Goldfinch in one flat feeder

As for drawings, it has been a good month. Here are some favorites:

All told, I used just 235 photos this month. Part of it was weather and a lingering tiredness I can’t quite shake. But I am also trying to shoot less and take a more restrained view of how I use photography. Of course all of that tends to slide away when I find myself somewhere where there’s something especially interesting and fun to photograph.

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About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly project where bloggers around the world share their thoughts and feelings about the month just gone. We all approach this slightly differently — though generally with an emphasis on the photos we’ve taken during the month.

For many of us, looking back over these photos provides the structure and narrative of our post, so each month is different. Some focus on documenting the changes in a particular project — such as a garden, an art or craft project, or a photographic diary of a familiar landscape. In the end, it’s your changing season. You should approach it however works best for you.

There are no fixed rules around post length or photo number — just a request that you respect your readers’ time and engagement.

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9 replies

  1. You are surrounded by so much loveliness, Marilyn … the blooms, the birds …. thank you for sharing them with us (and this is a “not-very-photographic month” … I can’t imagine what a very photographic month would be like!!!

    I love what you can see (or not really see on account of the plants in the way) from inside your home – it’s like your private bird watching hide-out.


  2. Ah, spring! Captured beautifully, Marilyn. ❤ xo


  3. These are so beautiful. My Stargazer Lilly is two feet high and I’m so excited.



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