One of things I love about my new apartment in Melbourne is the terrace off my living area. It’s a very large tiled space which overlooks the east side of the city. I have plans for it, but a few days after I moved in, I hurt my back and two weeks later it hasn’t really improved. So right now, my outdoor furniture is scattered about haphazardly and there are a lot of wet cardboard boxes out there, leftovers from the beginnings of my unpacking.
For the last week or so, it’s been raining off and on here in Melbourne. I am still taking Gidget for her walks at least twice each day, however I haven’t yet mastered the art of taking photos while also holding a leash. If anyone has any tips for that, please let me know! So, I have ventured out onto my terrace, camera in hand, to photograph the raindrops on my outdoor furniture.
I joined Cardinal Guzman’s “The Changing Seasons” event in 2015 and will continue in 2016 as well. Last year, I photographed the same part of Brisbane each month (give or take a couple of months) to capture the changes throughout the year. It was something I truly enjoyed and I’m very glad to have those photos to look back on, now that I’ve moved to a new city.
This year, Cardinal has modified the event to give us a second option for the event, where we can present something which represents our interpretation of that month. For me – it’s an assortment of outdoor furniture, accompanied by drizzly rain.
I’m also using this post for this week’s The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic which says: This week show us something you’re optimistic about, or perhaps a talisman that helps you stay positive and hopeful, regardless of what life (and the weather!) throws your way.
Something that always helps me stay positive is photography, particularly macro photography, something I’ve not done in quite some time. Also, the photo of the snail is kind of an obvious symbol of moving house 😉