Sunday, January 5, 2014

Photography Project 365

Every year, I write a little newsletter that explains the status of the family and the big events that happened during the year.  It is just the highlights, since everything has to fit on one side of a sheet of paper.  I don't mail it with the Christmas cards, and I even do it when I don't mail any Christmas cards, but it helps me document the current events for the family for genealogy posterity.

Sometimes, at the end of the year, I wonder what I even accomplished that year.  In 2013 for example, I didn't finish many quilts, didn't write many blog posts, didn't write many hubs on HubPages.  Yes, I know I spent time working on the other house, but I know there were large chunks of time that are not represented.  Did I spend all that time playing Bejeweled and Killer Sudoku.  I certainly hope not!

Ever since I found out about Project 365, I have been wanting to join. It is where you commit to taking a photograph every day for the whole year.   I actually did join one year and did it for a few months.

I have decided that for 2014, I will try again to take a photo every day, or as often as possible and post it here.  I would prefer to keep it here instead of starting yet another forum. I hope you don't mind.  I'm sure many of the posts will be quilt related!

So here are my rules, intended to keep things as flexible as possible.  I will try to take a photograph every day and post it every day.  If I took a photo and didn't get a chance to post it, I will back date it to the date it was taken. (Yes, this means there is likely going to be some backdated posts already!)  If I missed a day, a week, a month, I will just post the next photo that does manage to get taken.  The goal is to show the regular, every day things.  I'm not required to post a description or explanation for the photo, but I probably will!

Today's post shows the snow on the grass, the icy street that never gets plowed or salted, and the path I shoveled on the driveway. It is raining today, and hopefully we will not get much snow tonight since we it will be really cold starting tomorrow.  Hardly anyone ever uses this driveway, especially when the street is icy, so I don't bother shoveling the whole thing when it snows. The neighbor across the street is much more diligent and shoveled his twice on the same day.

1 comment:

Michele Bilyeu said...

I actually like your plan. As I was reading back to this point, I was pretty sure photography was a focus and I was having fun seeing the photos and reading your fun posts! I think I'm caught up with your blog now. Are you playing sudoku or bejeweled or reading my comments? ;-)