I missed April’s Changing Seasons with Max, but I’m ready for May! 🙂 My focus for this challenge this year, is the Crepe Myrtle tree in my front yard, that has unintentionally become my story for each month of this year.
This month I really had to think about how I might photograph and present the tree, as it’s looking very un-lovely – well maybe that’s a bit harsh – I believe there is beauty to be found everywhere if you just ‘see’. Anyway it’s looking very rough around the edges.. and more 🙂
Yesterday, (the 18th) I did see!
I’ve been noticing the colours, shapes and patterns of the fallen leaves as I walk past and of the few that are still on the tree.. and the wonderful little seed pods that make me think of Narnia Lamp posts and Bluebells, with their gorgeous shapes… and then at times, with the same pods, I see aliens, claws and jaws 😀
So here are my offerings for May. I decided to do a photographic study and it was very enlightening… and fun! A different way of viewing the tree. I even had a little spider visitor, but he didn’t want his photo taken!
After gathering up my little collection, I was really amazed at the variety on this one tree. I placed my finds on a clean piece of paper to take a closer look. The textures are quite beautiful, varied and very interesting. The variety of colour, is fantastic! Autumn colours are my favourites.
The pods dropped a few seeds onto the paper.. awesome! .. and the little bits of dirt and spots on the paper are a part of this collection too, as they fell from what you see above. The breeze was blowing gently too – enough to move stuff around, so I just went with it.
Here’s what I found this month.
Pods and seeds.. ..and Ood! (Doctor Who reference).
More pods and leaves..
There are even little eggs on some of the leaves – starting a cycle again..
..and that’s it. My finds for May 🙂
Be sure to check out Max’s blog too at Cardinal Guzman and to see the many other entries to this challenge as well.