Recently, reading through the old Sunflower River livejournal, I came across a three-year retrospective photo post that I’d put together. I like the idea so much, that I’m going to do it again. We are at the five year mark now, and still overwhelmed with projects and work that we could be doing, at any given moment, and a great many that we are actively working on. It feels good to look back on the past few yeras and see how much we’ve already done, and give ourselves permission to take a break and enjoy the fruits of these many labors.
This time, i’ve located photographs from our first year, Sept 07-July 08, and then gone outside and taken new photographs, right now today, December 2012, from those same locations & angles. It’s kind of a cloudy day, and it’s December, so some of these aren’t as pretty as they would be in the same season, but I wanted to create, and show, a sense of how much *infrastructure* we’ve built, as well as the green growing things that you see here all the time.
so without further ado, here’s the garden-field, and the barn, Sept 07
my favorite shot of the barn from Sept 07.
barn, barnyard, and driveway, Sept 07
goat pen, sept 07
chicken pen, Sept 07
garden, January 08
Garden and Kat’s Yurt, April 08
inside the Cottage livingroom, Sept 07
Cottage backyard & yurt area, Sept 07
an almost completely impossible shot to retake today. the original was taken more or less from the west edge of my yurt. i could possibly climb up on top of my yurt to recreate a version of the original, but i’m not that ambitious this afternoon. trying this picture from inside the yurt facing out the door, also didn’t turn out so well. so here’s an approximation, one from each side.
patio, spring 08
herb garden, August 08
couldn’t resist. Thistle, August 08.
north end of the ditch, Summer 08
Ritual ground, sept 07. seriously.
front fenceline, spring 08.