The Changing Seasons, February 2023

Reflecting on the month past

After the celebrations of Christmas, New Year & Chinese New Year, the end of February marked the beginning of Lent. From an extended season of feasting & socialising comes an opportunity to quieten to reflect & anticipate the coming of Easter.

We have also enjoyed this past month cool-ish weather and much rainfall. The sun is back out in full force again, although we did get some scattered showers this afternoon.

As part of my Lenten observance, I am following the Lenten Retreat on Jesuit Post. The following song is offered for reflection as is this questions: “looking at all of creation, who does God say we are?” 

How was your February?

About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly project where bloggers around the world share their thoughts and feelings about the month just gone. We all approach this slightly differently, though generally with an emphasis on the photos we’ve taken during the month.

For many of us, looking back over these photos provides the structure and narrative of our post, so each month is different. Some focus on documenting the changes in a particular project — such as a garden, an art or craft project, or a photographic diary of a familiar landscape.

But in the end, it is your changing season, and you should approach it however works for you.

There are no fixed rules around post length or photo number — just a request that you respect your readers’ time and engagement.

Tags and ping-backs

Tag your photos with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them

Create a ping-back to Brian at Bushboys World or this post, so that we can update it with links to all of yours.



  1. Our February has been a whiplash month of extreme temperatures—both warm and cold. But we have a good amount of snow, which is something of a relief as we depend on that snow to replenish the water table as well as insulate our perennials. Perhaps even more important, Snow-Gauge Clif will have a job in March, which is right around the corner. 😉


    1. Goodness Laurie! another message unanswered! I’m not quite sure how I misplaced all these messages! So sorry. The weather affects so much more than temperatures doesn’t it? and I am glad to see Snow-Gauge Clif well-employed in your space!

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  2. The “Changing Seasons” challenge sounds wonderful…nice way to reflect, document, and share that with other bloggers here. Great song…it’s played often on our Christian radio station in California. I just knew the chorus but not the other lyrics: “you grow roses on my barren soul.” Wow, so poetic.


    1. So happy to meet you in this space Esther! And yes, we love The Changing Seasons – it really does mark the months for us, even though in Singapore, we don’t experience the seasons as markedly as in other places (which I thoroughly enjoy vicariously!)

      This is my first time hearing this song, and these artistes. I have popped over to Spotify to listen to their other songs – very moving lyrics & music.


      1. Nice to meet you too Ju-Lyn! Thanks Restless Jo for the connection.
        It’s a beautiful song and seeing the lyrics in the video made the song more poignant. I’m not very good at discerning lyrics in songs and sometimes replace random words to songs…drives my 2 kids nuts. And let me tell you, they always have to correct me mid song. bleh!
        Another good song is “Gratitude” by Brandon Lake and “This is our God” by Phil Wickham. Hope you get to check them out.


        1. I do that too, making up lyrics to songs – and it also drives my kids crazy!🤪

          Thank you for the recommendations. I will seek them out on Spotify.


          1. If you like Christian music, you may want to check out K-Love. It streams on iheart radio. They have all contemporary Christian music. It’s our go-to station for music.
            We mamas know how to drive our kids crazy! My ears just don’t pick up on the nuances of what is sung…kind of comic what I come up with. lol


            1. You are my soul sister! May we continue to drive our kids crazy with the songs with sing & the nutty things we do! Homeschool Moms Syndrome, perhaps 😆

              Thank you for recommending K Love – I can get the station on Spotify. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ it!

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              1. I’m so happy you like it!! It’s our family’s favorite radio station…constant stream of positive and encouraging songs about God.
                So happy to have found a soul sister in the blogging sphere! Have a great weekend. 🙂

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  3. Love the song, Ju-Lyn, and that beautiful silhouette of palms. Our life has carried on at quite a fast pace because many friends are currently here from the UK. March will be calmer.


  4. This month I watch buds uncurl to become flowers and baby birds just out of the nest learn to fly and drop by for dinner. This time of year as winter — such as it was — begins to shut down and spring nears is always magical. May Lent bring you peace and hope.


  5. The time of Lent, many memories surrounding that tradition which I no longer do as I have no respect for the Catholic Church and their practices. It is fun to acknowledge how other cultures celebrate life and the reasons why.


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