It is winter in the tropics and I am feeling blue … but all I can see is green upon green.
Needless to say this wet monsoon season is relentless.
On the upside – it is warm, the gardens are more than lush … and that I am thankful for. Not the mud, nor the mould, nor the lack of sunshine and inability to be out and about more.

What bliss …
I just stumbled across a very old slideshow I created years ago and you will find it on YouTube.
Kerrie Biddell singing   “It’s Not Easy Being Green
This was from an album that we used to play a lot when I met my husband in the early 1970s.
Sweet memories. Ok I am now smiling.

“It’s not that easy bein’ green
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold
Or something much more colorful like that

It’s not easy bein’ green
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
And people tend to pass you over ’cause you’re
Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
Or stars in the sky

But green’s the color of Spring
And green can be cool and friendly-like
And green can be big like an ocean
Or important like a mountain
Or tall like a tree

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why
But why wonder, why wonder?
I am green and it’ll do fine
It’s beautiful!
And I think it’s what I want to be.

Witten by Joe Raposo 

Ah this one had me thinking. Many creative ideas and thoughts, sadly due to lack of time, this is all I could muster up.

The tropical rain has been relentless these past few days. >150mm in fact.

We are now in our Autumnal Equinox in our Southern Hemisphere
From: 20-03-2015, 23:45
Until: 20-03-2015, 23:45
(though in Australia they tend to say our Autumn commenced on 1st March)

Thankfully that will mean no more 34C days, we will be enjoying our lush green gardens, listen to our rainforest breathing a sigh of relief and as our nights will be cooling as well, it will be time to snuggle up. Then before we know it the doonas will come out. Which of course is quite ludicrous as it might be only as low as 19C. But it is all relative to what we have climatised to.

What are the best months to be in the tropics? I favour any time between April and October.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to be part of and witness a fabulous wet monsoon season. If you have never experience it, that is another story.
To bare witness to see the heavens open up, with the heaviest of heaviest of warm rain is just as wonderful. It is just the humidity, the Midgies, the Mozzies, the March Flies that I would happily do without.
But I wouldn’t be dead for quids!

Enjoy the music “I love a rainy night” by Eddie Rabbit.

Love the wet season. Who wouldn’t? The cloud cover, the rain, cools the earth enough to make it all so bearable.
It might sound strange, but there are days when you hide from the sunshine. Too many blue skies, too much sunshine, too much heat. Every little nook and cranny in the garden that graces us with shade is utilised by us mere mortals or our faithful dogs as well.

Let all the Rivers Run – I Love the Wet Tropics from Ingrid Douglas on Vimeo.

As they say, blues ain’t blues.  Could be emotional blues, the colour blue, anything blue.  The scope is huge and that is the problem.  What, where do you look to find your certain blue.  What subject would you like to photograph to make it interesting.  What creative processes can you utilize to make it image just that something ‘a little different?’


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