June14-2015

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 41: Today it hit me that I’ve seen this street–deliberately–almost forty times. I’ve missed three due to illness or whatever, but I have deliberately come to this same spot, raised my phone, and looked at the world of these trees through a lens almost forty times. And I started out loving these trees because of autumn and their blaze of color, but now…I just care about them and hope they live a very long time. It’s hot for here–been in the 80s, and bright, and the trees seem very happy. Yet, we are almost to Summer Solstice, and the year will once again start to wane, and the trees will begin to head toward slumber as the Wheel of the Year continues to move through the seasons.

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A Year of Trees: Week 41
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  • 06/15/2015 at 4:40 am
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    The trees are positively thriving. I’m sorry the grass seems to be doing poorly, but perhaps it will spring back into shape soon!

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