First, you all need a photo of Charlie who was happy to sit under the Hickory Tree on a chair with his rug on it...
for the sole purpose of watching for The Squirrel!
I am not going to comment on the politics and craziness that is happening right now in our country.
I'm going to go back and do a project that has been on my mind but every time I start thinking about a project, I get sidetracked.
January will be the starting point. I am going to do a photography book. I want to go back and visually enjoy this year.
I need a distraction. I've also signed up for a 6 week course in Care-giving and Self-care offered by the Veteran's Administration. The course will start next Monday and go for 6 weeks. Since I am an Official Care-Giver to my husband, I may learn something new from the class and besides, it is Virtual and online. I've been caring for Rich since 2015 but had to leave the workforce to stay home with him in 2017.
Hmmm, there I go sidetracked again!
I'm going to feature things over the year that were meaningful to me. That helps me figure out who I am and how I cope with our interesting life here on our little farm. I don't mean to say that I have it so hard. I don't. It might be something fun to look back and enjoy this year in photos.
January 2020 started out with a bang.... or well not so much of anything. But we did have some very warm weather and then some snow and frost.
For some odd reason I feel compelled to document this year in some way. I have kept a written journal that started out with my Master's Naturalist class, but that devolved into a private journal.
Maybe I just want to go back and pick out my favorite visuals from this year.
I've had ideas like this before. I did a book called The Sleeping Forest and another called The Enchanted Forest. That was in 2009 when I eagerly searched out plants and wildflowers and photographed them as a project.
I still go back and look at that book once in a while. Perhaps it will help motivate me once more.
What might you do to recall this tumultuous year in the future?
I do know that in the past 11 years that my photography methods have changed. So that in itself may be interesting.
Back to canning tomatoes. Sure makes things steamy!