Travel never goes out of season. When Nancie over at Budget Traveler’s Sandbox challenged me to a contest to pick photos that indicate the seasons, I was happy to wander through my archives. This is my entry in Booked.net‘s “Capture the Season”–more about the contest at the bottom of this article.
FOUR SEASONS OF TRAVEL
I realize it is fall when I see pumpkins and chrysanthemums. And at the Albuquerque Biological Park one autumn, they had a spectacular display.
I only realize it is winter when I see snow, even though I live in a place where we rarely get snow. I grew up in a state where winter was serious business–stay-inside-by-the-fire business. But now I live in desert country, so have to travel to snow. I call this Virginia photo, “Pull up a chair and snow a while.”
I realize it is spring when I see irises–wild irises are the best. Every since I marveled at the beauties poking up between stern gray Medieval stonework in a Frankish castle in Crete, wild irises set my hear racing. These are from the Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
I realize it is summer when I feel hot sand under my toes and salty water swishing around my legs. Summer means the sea. A hammock doesn’t hurt. And the Caribbean would be nice. How about St. Lucia?
Nancie over at Budget Traveler’s Sandbox, tapped me for this Booked.Net contest for pictures depicting the seasons. I’m doubling down by publishing this as my contribution to Travel Photo Thursday. And you can see lots more photos from around the world, on many different themes by clicking over to Budget Traveler’s Sandbox Travel Photo Thursday.
Part of my obligation in this contest, is to pass the baton to some fellow bloggers. Okay, here’s my challenge to:
And, readers, do you have a favorite season? How do you know for sure when it has arrived?
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