Happy New Year!
This year, I’m going to repurpose this blog to take part in the 365 Project (#the365project) this year. I like the concept of taking a photo every day and blogging about it. Provided I have my phone on my, I’ll try my hardest to keep on track. However, today on Day 1, I’m going to use a slight retrospective.
My parents moved out of my childhood home last October. I lived there from 1980 until 1993 and on and off after that. I stayed with at this house every time I visited St. Thomas. On my last visit before the move, in September, I took 367 photos with my iPhone and vowed I’d make several collages to commemorate this part of our family.
A few interesting tidbits about the house:
- My bedroom had been every bedroom in the house (except my mom’s), including the attic, which most recently was referred to as the “loft”.
- The Xmas tree was in the family room (pictured below) until I moved out, when it started being in the living room.
- The deck (pictured as patio) was built on by my step-Dad in the 90s. The house used to end at the sliding windor doors.
- The backyard was a vast lawn for most of my childhood before it became the park-like setting it is today.
- I used to sunbathe on the garage ledge. I also used to walk on the roof.
- I remember my mom describing the ‘cubby holes’ in the attic before we moved in and I dreamt of what strange passageways they must be.
- 4 dogs, 3 cats, 2 newts, 1 bird and 1 rabbit lived in that house at various times. I think that’s all.
So with this challenge, I’ve put together the first set of collages using about 100 of the 367 photos taken. When I look at them, I can feel the breeze and sun hitting my skin. I think I can pick up the remote and change the channel. I feel the grass between my toes.
Pic 1 – The Patio
Pic 2 – The Backyard
Pic 3 – The Family Room
Pic 4 – The Kitchen
Pic 5 – The Patio 2
Pic 6- Living Room 1
Pic 6- Living Room 2
Pic 7- Porch
Pic 8 – Front Hall
See you tomorrow.