Best of the Month

Catching the sun right on the first Saturday of April, known as April’s Fools Day, down at the allotment. A location where we have spent considerable time this last month.

The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.
Mark Twain

Best of the Month – of April 2023

Music – Daybreak

Welcome to Best of the Month

I take hundreds of photographs each and every month – either out and about walking around the town of Sandwich or around Kent county where l live, whilst in the garden or the allotment or even when volunteering.

I take photographs of all sorts of things as well, from the typical and the normal to the more unusual or the quirky to the ‘ooh that’s different’.

This series is literally about moments l have captured during my travels whilst out with my cameras that l thought other people may appreciate also.

I hope you’ll enjoy the series.

Check out – Best of the Month Directory

April 2023

Wild Cherry Blossom

April flew through the month, yet whilst it appeared speedy at times, it wasn’t. It was slow at other times. The reality is that of the thirty days in April, Suze and l were busy for twenty-three of them in one area or another, and a rainy and stormy seven stopped progressions over the remaining days.

We did manage to achieve nine full days at the allotment with an average of ten hours per day which is not bad though, so catching up slowly on all the lost days during March, but. I was looking back on my journal and discovered that not once, not one time, not one day throughout the month did Suze and l manage to take a country or nature walk. Not once. Yet there was no slacking time either. April was a busy, physically active month.

I took well over three hundred photos, yet 90% are from the plot mapping progression, client areas, or a few from Gazen Salts. The main bulk of all the abstract images of April are from the allotment. So another month to follow with slim, if not slightly smaller, pickings from the world of the eye to camera.

In the last two weeks of April, the weather started to improve. Our hours increased as did the days we spent forking, digging, planting and sowing and yet, despite all of this, the polytunnel remained in its box waiting for the unpacking time.

Better luck, hopefully, for May.

Tranquil times to …

… a cartload of blossom.

Discarded but not wasted …

Touches of the Aegean …

Absrtact and yet arty too …
…or three

A touch of wild vividness from Rosemary!

A whole new perspective on the globe!

Consider the wheelbarrow. It may lack the grace of an airplane, the speed of an automobile, the initial capacity of a freight car, but its humble wheel marked out the path of what civilization we still have.
Hal Borland
Capturing the moment of the early days of spring and April combined down on the allotment one sunny day

Selected Best of April Photograph

Wheelbarrows aplenty were a sign of the times for April. All shapes, sizes, colours, and conditions were pushed between the lanes and up and down, carting and collecting loads as they went.
Aye, this represents April the most for me.

Designs – Earthly Comforts – Inspired by Nature – see collection here

Published by The Autistic Composter

Earthly Comforts is a wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, inspiration, poetry and photography.

23 thoughts on “Best of the Month

      1. This week and next week – we have little taste of long winter …

        But after that it will be heating up 😮 we be up in the 80’s in 2 weeks … from 60’s and rain to 80’s climbing and sun ☀️

        I looked at your forecast right now – yeah you are staying in winter 😮

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      2. We had a nice sunny spell, but that seems to be changing from today. We had managed to crawl back some lost time from March and April. We still have so much work to do before planting later this month, so as long as the rain isn’t rain squalls, we could do with some to soften the grounds. 🙂

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      3. Yeah I don’t mind too much on the rain and cold… cause I know those temps gonna go high shortly 😮

        As long as no more damage to things – I am ok with it

        And I did soak up some sun briefly to carry me through the storms lol 😄✌️😘

        I hope you get all your planting and things on course 🙏 – has been very weird weather this year

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