Seasonal Around the World: Lens-Artists Challenge No 24

It suddenly struck me as I thought about what to photos would display seasonal that our seasons are so different depending on where in the world we live and that my summer will not be the summer of eg someone from Greenland. I therefore am going to try and display for the seasonal prompt by Tina some of these differences with one from my part of the world, sub-tropical Queensland, and one from somewhere I’ve travelled.

As we are currently in summer this is where I’ll start.


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We get most of our rainfall in the summer – often by afternoon storms that suddenly come from nowhere bringing a cooling down of a hot day.

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Greenland in the height of summer never sees the hot days we do and still they look forward to winter because it is easier to get around via dog sledge.



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No autumn colours here but perhaps some good mushrooms will be found.


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In Switzerland the leaves turn colour and fall.



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There is always someone out on the water and these two spent much of winter swimming, sailing, fishing  and learning to surf.

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Not something one would do in winter in Germany.


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I might not swim in the water in Spring but European guests have no trouble.


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Spring in Europe sees the camping grounds deserted and nobody sitting around the pool let alone entering it.

This post is in response to Tina’s prompt for the Len-Artists Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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11 Responses to Seasonal Around the World: Lens-Artists Challenge No 24

  1. What an interesting set of photos, contrasting seasonal images from around the world. I especially love the one of the dramatic clouds flying over the beach.

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    • It always intrigues me that the north are suffering extreme cold when we are hot and vice versa but having just been to Egypt in their autumn and experiencing temperatures that are our summer temperatures how different our seasons are also depending on where you live. And I believe that temperature has a lot to do with how we live in the world.
      I love that cloud photo also. I was with someone on a walker that day and we left because we couldn’t run should the rain come down. Not a drop fell.

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  2. Cubby says:

    A creative approach to the challenge. Very nice. 🙂

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  3. Tina Schell says:

    Very clever Irene! Nicely done

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Smart idea to show the difference of seasons, Irene!

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  5. pattimoed says:

    Great idea, Irene to contrast the seasons. I love your shots here, but the ones at the beach are my favorites.

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