(The breeze blew out their birthday candles. )
This is my day off for the week. I didn’t feel had to take a good photo or any at all. Last week on Sunday I happily left my camera on the shelf.
But, it was the twin cousin* birthday party and this happened. It was too much fun not to use today.
*Twin Cousin is our family name for these giggling girls born to me and my sister on the same day in the same birth center.
I am a few weeks into this year of photos and it’s getting harder.
I notice that going through the photos from the day I wonder if the photo I like today is too much like one from last week. Or, today, if this photo is too much like my friend’s photo from the Fourth of July.
But, here’s what I said I’d do: post a photo from each day of the year. I didn’t promise myself that each photo would be wildly different or completely original. I said I would show up every day.
Here I am.
The great thing about something new is that it’s new – shiny, unbroken and novel.
What ‘s not so great: everyone loves something new.
A new spray park opened in our corner of the city. We were anxious to try it out.
On our first attempt, we arrived on a hot morning at 11 am. We saw that we were not the only ones anxious to try out the new attraction. There was nowhere to park and it looked like it would be a challenge to get near the sprinklers. We went home.
A week later on a hot afternoon I thought of the spray park. I got my little flock water ready and headed out. We had not problem parking this time. But from the car we could see that there were lots kids splishing and splashing around. We got out and hesitantly walked toward the crowd of wet revelers.
My littlest was not interested. I quickly saw that there were so many kids running around that I couldn’t keep track of my smallest ducklings. We got back in the car, drove home and got out our sprinkler.
Today, we left the house at 9am and arrived at the spray park when it was being turned on. Avery got to push the button that started the sprinklers.
The first time I started a year long photo project I joined my brother and another friend who were doing it. This time I have two people who are close to my heart joining me. (My cheeks are tired from all the smiling when I think of it.)
My sister, Maureen, is posting photos on Flickr. You can see them here.
My lifelong friend, Victoria, is posting a paragraph a day on Tumblr. Right here.
Yes. Writing and/or photos. Anything goes. A little good – every day.
It’s never to late to start. Do you want to come?