Join me as I take one photo a week for the next year, each one capturing a specific aspect of our family life and my kid’s childhood that I want remembered. You can read the introduction post here, an FAQ post here and all related posts here.
Wow, I can’t believe I’m starting month 12 and so close to finishing Our Year in Photos. I don’t think I can put into words what this project has meant to me for the past year and it’s strange to think the year is almost up. On to this week… and since it’s the first week of the month I’m photographing a room in our home.
Assignment 49: Photograph your backyard (or wherever you spend time outside).
Are you sick of hearing how much we love our house yet? When we were first looking at houses we were debating between buying new vs buying an older home and renovating. In the end we decided to renovate mainly because the older homes we looked at tended to have bigger yards and were surrounded by beautiful mature trees.
I quickly snapped this photograph last night when we were hanging out in the yard after supper. I love how you can see all the little cottons floating through the air.
Envisioning a yard full of soccer players, we put up a small retaining wall at the edge of our property to level out the yard and then made some steps down to a lower level with pavers (which you can’t really see in that photo but it’s between the hockey net Angelo has out and the fence) that you could also get to from some stairs off the deck. I thought the grass would be the kids area and the lower level would be the adult level with some beautiful outdoor furniture for lounging. But the kids claimed both as their own.
The grass is generally strewn with lacrosse gear, soccer balls, baseball bats and whatever else they’ve pulled out of the garage. The lower level is usually taken up with a hockey game, scooters and for Gracie to ride her tricycle.
And as far as backyard photographs go, these two from a couple weeks ago remind me exactly why we love this outdoor space so much. It’s the perfect place to hang out on a warm morning after breakfast.
If you’re playing along I’d love to see what your outdoor space looks like. Send me an email or comment below.