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What a difference a year makes…

by Clare Mansell
What a difference a year makes…

2nd December 2010…

Still waiting for rain

2nd December 2011…

The morning walk

I have been doing the photo a day project for the last 15 months. Its not always easy to find something to photograph and sometimes the pictures I take can seem boring and mundane at the time, but become interesting with distance. Now my first year has elapsed I’m finding looking back at events a year ago fascinating. Photos often trigger memories of a day which are far broader than what is captured in the frame.

This time last year we were living in Cyprus. Whilst the UK had snow, we were having a drought. I remember walking round our estate on the dry ground and praying for rain so the grass would grow and the dogs would stop getting the spiky seed pods stuck in their paws and now just look at the difference in the view of the countryside this year – All that greenery!

 Last year we were living in houses like the ones you see on the left of the top photo, and despite what Jim’s wearing it was actually very cold inside them as they had no central heating and temperatures dropped to single figures at night. This year we’re living in a modern house with central heating – so its warmer inside, but definitely colder out.. as you can see from my gloves!

And of course there is another really big change. This time last year I was pregnant just, but still a week away from a positive pregnancy test, so I think the view on the dog walk yesterday would have surprised us both last year!

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3 comments

Isisjem December 3, 2011 - 8:12 pm

I’ve been doing a photo a day too. It is hard finding new things some days and also remembering by the end of the day you still need to go and do it! I wonder if we could see next years photos a day with no explanation what we’d make of them now!

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Would Like To Be a Yummy Mummy December 4, 2011 - 2:46 pm

Aaaahh a year really been a huge change. Looks quite tricky juggling the dogs and a pram, I don’t envy you that! Wishing you another happy year though xx

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Magnolia Verandah December 18, 2011 - 2:36 am

A photo a day is a lovely idea, especially to look back of a see how things have changed and grown as your photos show. You have inspired me to do just that.

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