Slow Adventures

October 13, 2009

Hello again,

In this post, I will attempt to explain my absence over the last several months and give a sort of recap of what’s been happening around here.

This blog is about adventures, photography and my relationship with nature.  Sometimes these are exciting times on fast moving rivers, and sometimes they’re stimulating hikes to the top of a mountain.  But sometimes, as is the case in the following post, adventures unfold so slowly that the excitement disguises itself as contentment, or a feeling of accomplishment…  and harvest time has brought my summer’s adventure to light.

The slow adventure of gardening

We moved in during the week of my birthday (June 29) so I didn’t get my garden in until very late.  I did get started on June 30th.

June 30th:

I selected the garden plot, and rented a tiller…

Garden Plot
Garden Plot

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Stop Motion

October 8, 2009

Hello!

Yes, it’s been a while.

When you look at something every day- let’s say, a tree, or a river, or maybe even a toaster- you may not notice anything particular about it, or anything that suggests it has changed at all since the day before and the days before that.  But, if you look at it every single day for a year, or even a month, you may begin to notice certain things change.

Slowly.

Slowly.

In April, I decided to watch the garden grow.  I took a photo (almost) every day for two months, and found it took incredible discipline to do.  I think, “well if I miss a day, it’s no big deal, because it looks the same as it did yesterday… right?”

well no, not really.

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