|It's blackberry jelly by the way.|
I spent June posting a photo a day with the goal being to remember to capture the daily, everyday kind of stuff. The stuff that makes our family who we are but is easily forgotten. It was my hope that I would then be able to scroll through and look at the photos as a whole and get a "picture" of what our life is like right here, right now.
So. I've got mixed feelings on whether it worked for me/us as I had hoped.
Remembering to take a photo a day certainly forced me to notice the extraordinary beauty in the fleeting moments of life. For instance the abundant squash from the garden overtaking our kitchen.
It's beautiful sitting there. Even though I'm tired of washing/seeing/cooking/eating it.
On the other hand, however, posting only a photo a day limited me.
June was packed full of adventure. We traveled to Joplin, Missouri to spend time with family and my daughters were like two year olds hopped up on cotton candy to spend an entire week with their cousins. Water parks. Swimming pools. Softball. Baby deer. Late night giggles. Free flowing Bliss chocolate. Justice shopping at a mall. Plus this trip was our first to see Joplin with our own eyes after the devastating tornado from last year.
June also meant lazily floating down a river on inner tubes with friends.
And a week of art camp that my girls wait for . . . All. Year. Long.
So the one photo a day captured the small, everyday things that I would normally whiz past. And interestingly enough failed to capture the the flashy moments that usually involved water and my careful protection of my DSL.
Pictures are worth a thousand words.
But interestingly, they don't tell the whole story.