There is a street nearby that I absolutely love. Really, it could be any street, there’s nothing really outstanding about it, except for the fact that it is lined with trees. Now this a common sight around here except these are all deciduous trees. And every autumn they blaze into color around the same time. And every spring, they suddenly burst forth with leaves around the same time.
We have lived in this neighborhood since September 2010, so for four years now Samwise and I have driven down that street several times a week and I have watched the trees change through the year. So yesterday, when I was commenting on how much I like that street, Samwise suggested an idea and it seemed like a cool project. We’ll see if I can manage it — or rather manage to remember to do it — but I want to give it a try.
Every week, every Sunday, we will drive over there and I will take a picture from the same place. And I will post that picture on my blog. For a year, I will chronicle the change of seasons through these pictures. Maybe I’ll get bored partway through and stop, or maybe in a year I’ll have 52 pictures of the street from the same position. I guess we’ll find out!
Week 20: Back on track and here’s the third January photograph. We’ve had heavy rain and wind throughout the night, and waited for a break in the weather to get this because I didn’t fancy standing outside being pelted with hail. Which was happening ninety minutes ago. And even now, 20 minutes after taking this picture, it’s gearing up to open up the floodgates again on the clouds. As I said, welcome to Seattle in January. I DO notice, also, that I’m already starting to dream about what flowers to plant and what I want to do to the gardens and I’m going to have to tell my assistant Andria NOT to let me go buy flowers just yet. Yep…spring fever starting to hit the day after my birthday (yes, yesterday was my birthday and I had fun). 🙂