January Changing Seasons

Here in the northern hemisphere, we are in the midst of the coldest season of the year. Although we have passed the shortest day, our days are still short and post the festive season, the darkness and the cold can feel pervading. However, we can still have bright and beautiful days. Nature is still at work. We also got a sprinkling of snow for a couple of days. Sharing some of my January seasonal images –

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One of my new bog challenges for 2017 is to participate in a monthly photo challenge –

The Changing Seasons by Cardinal Guzman

 

May Day – Embracing the Seasons

The May 1st or May Day has traditionally been a seasonal day of significance. Many folklore customs originated from the Dark Ages, when the ancient Celts divided their year by four major festivals. Beltane or ‘the fire of Bel’, had particular significance to the Celts. The Gaelic May Day festival marked a halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. May Day has been associated with fun, revelry and fertility. The first day of summer was celebrated with bonfires to welcome in the new season and thought to lend life to the spring and summer sun. The smoke and ashes were believed to have protective powers. People and cattle would walk around the fire or leap over the flames for good luck. May Day brought together both customs from the Floralia and Beltane festivals.

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It’s the Grand Finale

Not so long ago we had an incredible sunset. We stood in awe at our bedroom window and felt compelled to capture the beauty in photographs.

I feel this is a fitting final post for the last day of the blog challenge that I have been participating in since January.

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Today’s colour is Yellow Orange

 

I hope you have enjoyed my posts for this challenge.

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to ‘like’ and comment on the crayon colour themed posts.

Have you seen anything recently and felt compelled to reach for your camera?

 

Harness the Waves

 

Sometimes in the waves of change we find our true direction (Unknown)

Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf (Jonatan Mårtensson)

The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul (Robert Wyland)

Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness (James Gates Percival)

#coloryourworld 120 Days of Crayola

Today’s colour is white

Photos taken by me at Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, England