Last year I finally motivated myself to work on a fun little photo project that I'd been thinking about doing for a while. I thought it would be fun to take a weekly picture of something throughout the course of a year to watch how it changes. The biggest stumbling block I had was trying to determine what it was that would be my subject. I wanted something that would go through definite changes. I finally settled on the "forever wild" area right along side my house. I thought it would be neat to watch the trees bud, grow leaves and eventually lose them. I thought it would be kind of cool to watch the state of my lawn, as well. The year before I did this, I was pretty sure I saw it go from brown to green to brown to green to brown over the course of the year, but this way I'd have proof of it.
I chose a spot in the street to stand to take the pictures. I tried to pick a spot that I would remember from week to week so that the pictures would be consistent. For the most part, they are, though what I tried to keep as a consistent center seemed to move left or right each week, but I did a pretty good job of keeping the same view. I also tried to take the picture at around the same time of day each Sunday. It was generally late morning, though a couple of times I forgot and got the picture later in the day. Although I have 52 photos, there were 53 Sundays last year. I missed only one and that's only because we took an almost two week vacation in December. Luckily not much changes that time of year in this area.
I was fascinated to see exactly how quickly the trees and bushes filled in once they started, and how equally quickly they all died off when the fall hit. The thing I found most interesting was the constantly changing color of the grass and how quickly it would go from green to brown and back to green and then back to brown. It was surprising because we have a sprinkler system in the ground and made sure the grass got plenty of water all spring and summer long.
Here are my pictures. I hope you enjoy them.