It has been a minimally photographic month, mostly because it has been HOT HOT HOT. And dry, dry, dry 🔥Then we got a little bit of rain — just enough to make the ragweed bloom. Anyone who wasn’t hip to climate change before has gotten the message now.
The birds are out-eating themselves and are breeding like crazy. The squirrels are out-breeding rabbits. And they all come to our buffet because (trumpets!) — we are the only game in this pocket of the valley.
I tried to commit suicide by eating enough seafood to last a normal year, but it was my first time by the shore in a while and it was so very good. I was so sick, too. It wasn’t bad food. It was an insane amount of over-indulgence and the worst part? I’d do it again. I’m almost recovered. I guess we all have limits and I met mine.
And that more or less sums up the month. I can’t show pictures of “lack of rain.” I’ve always felt that the inability to show the lack of something was a flaw in the photographic process.
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. It’s also a really good way to show the effects of changing climate in your part of the world. When this project began — maybe 8 or 9 years ago? — no one was talking about climate change. Strange how this project has morphed into something it wasn’t intended to be, but feels right.
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.
But in the end, it is your changing season, and you should approach it however works for you. There are no fixed rules around post length or photo number — just a request to respect your readers’ time and engagement.
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