The Changing Seasons, April 2023

April is the changeover month — winter as it begins, spring when it ends. If you are waiting for flowers and trees to bloom, May will be the month.

First up, flowers. Outside, violets, dandelions, and tulips. The rest are indoor flowers: orchids, lilies, bouquets, roses.

Much time has been taken up with the new Media War Stories podcasts of which there will 12 as of today. This is Episode 12 with guest John Corcoran.

This month was Garry’s 81st birthday. We celebrated and moved on. His birthday arrived in the middle of getting over COVID.

To be fair, birthdays aren’t the way they used to be when we were younger. In some ways, every new day is a birthday.

The brown-headed cowbirds have taken over the backyard and I’m not feeding them until they give up and move on. The last time I had to convince the cowbirds to move on, it took just about three seedless weeks. Fortunately, there is plenty of available “free” food. We are continuing to put out suet, but not seeds.

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.

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 that you respect your readers’ time and engagement.

Tags and ping-backs

Tag your photos with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them. Create a ping-back to Brian at Bushboys World or this post, so that it can be updated it with links.

Categories: #animals, #Birds, #Flowers, #gallery, #MonthlyPhotoChallenge, #Photography, #TheChangingSeasons, Anecdote, orchids

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23 replies

  1. Hope you & Garry are completely recovered from Covid. I have heard of lingering symptoms …
    It must be such a wonder to watch spring move in from the bleakness of winter. Thank you for sharing the beauty of your home, indoors & out. And your visitors.


  2. Happy birthday to Garry. I love the pictures of the bridge. Wow – stunning! You are both such talented photographers and what a beautiful place. Your bird pics are great too. Obviously they appreciate your care and pose beautifully for you! Have a great week. 🙂 The podcast is pretty funny, at least what I’ve listened to so far. So happy belated Chunenicka to you all. 🙂


  3. Happy belated birthday to Garry 🎂 I like your idea that ‘every new day is a birthday’! Beautiful flower and bird shots from you as always 🙂


  4. Marilyn, I enjoyed this post. The pictures, the podcast updates (I really am going to find time to listen~so intriguing!), and changing seasons. Happy belated 81st, Garry. May welcomed me at midnight. I haven’t gone back to sleep (it’s 4:49 a.m. CST). I worked on a May Newsletter that took WAY too many hours. It seems simplistic; yet, with all the pain medicine, it required much more brain power than before. It alludes to a changing of seasons~a reflection of my one year diagnosis anniversary. Happy May to you both! I’m so happy to be visiting your “place”‘this first day of May!


  5. happy birthday, garry. yet another trip around the sun and glad it is may at last


  6. I know what you mean about birthdays… when you grow old, they become unreachable milestones.
    Your idea is better, and every day is a birthday…


  7. Happy birthday Garry. 🎉🎂🎁

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