Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing seasons


The Weekly Photo Challenge, ‘Changing Seasons‘, had me remembering some places I’ve been, where the seasons have seemed to be rather topsy-turvy. Sometimes weather can be quite surprising, depending on where in the world you happen to be.

Winter in Rio de Janeiro. Most photos of Rio that I’d seen, made it look as though it was all sunshine, and bikinis on the beach.  Just my bad luck to be visiting  Corcovado Mountain in the rain and fog.

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Summer in San Francisco. It was so cold on 4th July, that I had to buy a sheepskin jacket from one of the stores at Pier 39. They did seem to stock more winter than summer clothes, so maybe the cold wasn’t entirely unexpected.

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Spring in Wyoming. We certainly weren’t expecting snow and ice in May.

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Nothing disappointing about the gardens at the Summer Palace in Beijing. They were so beautiful, and just bursting with spring blossoms.

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Autumn in Cape Town South Africa, was decidedly chilly and grey,

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but it was worth the visit, if only for the beautiful view from the top of Table Mountain.

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Travelling on the Blue Ridge Parkway through the Appalachian Highlands, did have some typical autumn scenes, and we couldn’t resist trying a packet of those deliciously crunchy Pork Rinds.

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Autumn in New Jersey certainly wasn’t a lot of fun this year,

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and some of the streets will never look the same again.

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Winter in my home town of Umhlanga South Africa, always feels like summer to most visitors from cooler climes.

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My sister’s dog Dingo, can always find a nice sunny spot by the pool.

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Even though it’s warm and mild in Florida for December, you only have to visit the shopping mall to see that it’s winter, and that Christmas is almost here.

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76 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing seasons

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  2. What a fantastic trip in pictures across the world! I remember one summer in Canberra (when there was supposed to be a heatwave) it snowed – that was very topsy-turvy weather!

    • Glad you enjoyed, Dianne. Snow in a Canberra summer sounds weird. I read that they had their chilliest October this year for over 40 years. Something is definitely going on with the weather. :(

  3. Thanks for the wonderful trip. Love the contradictions like the spring snow, and cold summer – fitting for SF as I recall a very cold August walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. Well done!

  4. Very nice pictures and a post very worthy of the challenge Sylvia. The weather doens’t really seem to be going along with the seasons these days. :-)

  5. Interesting photos showing weather in the world. Jesus in fog and cold? I never thought I would see that….Good idea and great entry! And your home looks so sunny and warm. We could need a bit of that up here now. Today we have 12 below zero, but sunny.

    • 12 below zero is quite beyond my comprehension as I sit here in shorts, T-shirt and flip flops. :) Hope you have lots of fuel for the fire, Ann Christine. :)

  6. Hello AD,
    Hope you have been keeping well and surviving all the renovations! Lovely post as usual and all the differences in weather around the world – it certainly is very strange at the moment!

    Take care and regards
    GAIL

    • Thanks so much, Gail, and great to hear from you. The granite people came yesterday, and it looks fantastic. The worst is over, but lots of finishing touches still to do. Have a great day. xx

  7. I would be gutted if I went to Rio and didn’t have a clear view from the hill. My one Christmas in the tropics felt really strange, but for half the world its normal, what a fascinating world we live in!

    • It was a bit disappointing, Gilly, but I think we just went on the wrong day. I do prefer a proper cold winter, but I’d better be careful what I wish for this year. :)

  8. After so many years away from the UK, you’d think I would be used to a hot Christmas, but no,I still hanker for the winter glow and twinkling lights :)

  9. Love it, AD! From Corcovado Mountain, to Beijin, SF, WY, … and from spring to winter. Well done for the changing seasons.

  10. I LOVE boiled peanuts. Don’t even get me started! What a great array of changing seasons.

    I went to look up the Mark Twain quote about San Francisco: “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” In my search, I found it’s not proven that he actually ever said these words, although it’s commonly thought he did. I learn something new every day! I spent one Christmas in Florida, and two in Oman. Never again! I need cold weather to even remotely get into the holiday spirit. :-)

    • Now you and Pam have got me craving boiled peanuts. I’ll have to try them if I see them on our drive up to New Jersey this month. That mark Twain quote is very funny, even if he didn’t say it. :D I agree with you that Christmas in a warm climate just doesn’t feel right.

  11. You are so good at this.. as for Umhlanga in the winter.. best time to be there… warm sea, lovely sunshine and cool evenings, what more could one ask for…

  12. I haven’t actually tried either of them. What a great collection of pictures. So out of the ordinary, and fitting for every season. Nice Job, my friend.

  13. I remember summer being the coldest (foggiest) part of the year when I lived in San Francisco. I was used to it, but my mum complained about freezing when she came to visit. It seems to have something to do with the fog layer, much like what disappoints the summer tourists here.

  14. Interesting seasons. I was getting confused ;-).
    Gorgeous pix, ad. Fog and all.
    Jersey. Ugh. I’m still waiting for the insurance people to settle things. Whatever… :-)

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