30 days of everyday life (part 1)

One of the things I'd like to be better at in photography, is taking pictures of everyday life. In fact, one of my very first blog-reboots was inspired by a series at Soulemama's. Funny, I still think her pictures are way more beautiful then mine, but looking back eight years (!) is actually making me feel better about my pictures too. They do bring back memories of everyday life and that was what I was aiming for. They make me feel nostalgic too. Those teenagers... And that cat... I do miss that cat (he died of old age two years ago).

This month I've tried to take a picture of everyday life each day again and I'm slowly getting back into the groove. I may even try to keep it up next month, because I really want to be more mindful about my everyday life.
Anyway, here are the first 15 days.

1. ironing is not my favorite chore, but I try to keep up and do it once a week

2. first bbq this year!

3. dusting.

4. hanging laundry outside. sign of spring!

5. coffee. much needed around here (though i'm down to two cups a day and dh is trying to cut down too)

6. finished the last of the yearly taxes. good times.

7. tea, yes please. can one drink too much tea? (actually, one can. trying to cut down)

8. working in the garden. feels good to be outside again

9. we have a ceiling! and lamps! (in our bathroom that has been  under construction for over two years now)

10. vacuuming away a weekend of construction dust

11. sorted through my summer cloths. had to ditch a lot (that's a good thing, it was all way too wide)

12. grocery shopping is always more fun with the addition of unexpected, good conversations with strangers
"i do forget a lot, but I choose to forget the negative. that feels much better."

13. i actually like doing windows. i don't like that they get filthy again so quickly.

14. cooking dinner for six (us, the girls + one boyfriend). good times.

15. growing a tiny bit of veggies is all I can do. but it is enough to  make me feel connected to the seasons and the earth's cycles

4 comments:

  1. That's a great idea, pictures of everyday life! :)

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    1. You should try, it's fun. In the beginning it feels awkward, but I really like this daily excercise to actually see what's going on in my life (even if it's only ironing or vacuuming)

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  2. I think your photography is lovely :) have fun daily photoing!!

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