Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons #1

The Cardinal has decided to have a photo project going throughout 2015 – a blogging event, a monthly photo challenge. Find a location near your home, take somewhere between 5-20 photos and post them in a gallery in your blog. Continue to do this every month. The idea is to capture all the changes: the seasons, the weather, different times of the day, some night photography perhaps?


Sounds right up my street and I shall be interested to record the changes in my neighbourhood. Some of these locations have been posted before, but this is a circular route from my front door around the River Teme, taking in the castle, some interesting houses, trees on Whitcliffe Common and some of the floral offerings on Ludlow’s streets.


Date: January 19 2015
Weather: sunshine and cloud
Temperature: Cold (2°C)
Time: 2 – 3 pm

DSCF0375After taking some photos around the castle garden on Dinham with the pollarded lime trees, it’s time to walk down to Dinham Bridge and capture a few shots of the castle and the river which is in full spate after the rain in Wales.

Continue along the Breadwalk, taking great care as the path is frozen at this point and notice the Donkey Steps to the left. Swans feed at the edges and naked trees are reflected in the water.


Leaving the river behind, my final stretch is along Lower Broad Street where the lack of outside space does not prevent the owners of the ancient cottages from displaying one of the towns best ‘gardens’.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

39 thoughts on “Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons #1”

  1. This all looks so beautiful, but I’m not so sure about the 2 degree temperature…a bit chilly! What are those things in the very first photo that look like tree trunks without any branches?

  2. Good old Ludlow! No matter how many times I see your photo-tours of the town, they are always enjoyable. You still have some lush bracken there Jude, must be all that Welsh rain. And the river looks a bit high…
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. I was surprised to see the bracken so green Pete, most of it is brown and wet and horrible! Bitterly cold though… I shall be glad when it warms up a bit.

  3. the challenge sounds cool – and I like your photos – and never saw lime trees like that. oh and I have also enjoyed seeing so many of the bench posts going around for your challenge and I think I have an enter for it this week…

    1. I look forward to seeing what others choose for the challenge, though at the moment I don’t seem to have a minute to go browsing blogs as much as I’d like to! Please join in with the bench challenge – gardens runs all through January and then it is black & white.
      Thanks Yvette 🙂

      1. well that is the nice thing about doing a monthly challenge – you can take your time and visit when you have the chance – and mine is not going anywhere so take your time 🙂

  4. You live in a marvelous place! What wonderful surroundings and you have captured them beautifully! I look forward to seeing the changes as they come too 🙂

    1. I have captured this town through the seasons for three years now, but it will be good to capture the same route over a year and see exactly how it changes.

  5. A wonderful challenge for you Jude, and you’ve kicked it off in great style. What a beautiful walk from your front door, goodness, you live in such a lovely place 🙂

    1. Haha, I can’t get away from benches can I? I suspect as the year goes by these benches will be full of people eating ice-cream 🙂

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