A few weeks ago I signed up for a Flickr exercise that asked its members to take a picture every week of the same subject for five weeks. The idea was both to see how something changes and also to learn how to look at a subject with a fresh eye over time. I chose to take pictures of our dogwood tree which is beautiful beyond belief at this time of year. It starts to bud when the weather is freezing and explodes with blossoms at Easter.
I think awhile back I mentioned that our fence blew down during a storm. The upside is that our backyard now seems twice as big. The downside is that our neighbors backyard is really nice and manicured. It’s kind of like how you think you are all hot stuff until you end up standing next to a supermodel and then you kind of go “hmmm… I think I have some work to do.”