As mentioned in my final Blogging 101 post, I’ve joined a monthly challenge called The Changing Seasons (V2). I’m hoping to post a photo on the last Wednesday of every month. I don’t have any overarching theme in mind, so we’ll see what this project eventually evolves into!
I missed posting for the month of January, but I wanted to share a photo for it anyway. I’ve always felt slightly bitter about this month, despite its promises of change and a fresh start. I adore the holidays, and the New Year always seems to mark its inevitable end. Every year, I hold onto the sentiments of the holidays for as long as socially acceptable (it’s still okay to have my Christmas tree up, right..?). I felt elated, and then immediately a bit sad, when I found this lone string of lights hanging from a tree in a local park. You’ll come back into focus in 10 months, my friend.
February. The month of reds and pinks and hearts, oh my! Although I have nothing against Valentine’s Day, I think it often overshadows the anticipation of that other thing we’re waiting for: spring. Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow on Groundhog Day, which means we shan’t be needing our coats for much longer (non-North Americans, I swear we’re not crazy). I visited a greenhouse for this photo. I really enjoyed the contrast between the dark, cool-toned forefront and the bright, warm-toned background; the frigid cold outside and the warmth of spring inside. I thought it was similar to February, foreshadowing of warmer days amidst the still-winter ones. I might be a romantic after all.