By now, you'd think I'd be tuned in to "deadlines." Even though the Ogemaw County Voice only publishes twice a month, our Monday deadlines come oh-so-quickly.
Last May I came upon "Assignment: Four Seasons 2011" on the blog "Views Infinitive" by Scott Thomas Photography. Scott challenged bloggers "to show four distinct seasons from the SAME location."
I was sure that the beautiful views from the windows of our new northern Michigan home would pose no problem in accruing the appropriate shots.
I was wrong.
Not for lack of picture taking from our windows. (Andy says, "I'm glad I don't have to buy film.")
I just plain forgot the assignment.
EXCUSES: adjusting to our new life, starting a new "career" with the Voice, turning in and picking up yet another Future Leader Dog puppy.
Scott's deadline is TODAY.
What I really wanted to show is the view from our foyer window, especially after catching this scene. It reminds me of my sister Cathy's art. (Check it out--Catherine Peet.)
|A winter view.|
If only I had followed up in spring and summer. Alas, I took this shot in October and suddenly remembered.
|A fall view.|
In a scrabble to come up with a submission, I searched my photo archives (oh, why didn't I develop a better filing system?) but could never find the same location in all four seasons.
Summer is the culprit. I found a theme among my photos--the colder the better. (I sometimes joke with Andy, We didn't move far enough north!)
I almost had it with shots of the woodpile, but again, no summer view.
|February 9, 2011.|
|February 17, 2011. What a difference in just over a week!|
|May 23, 2011. We have a covered woodshed that we take from first, just to the left of the tree. Didn't need to dip into this pile much until fall.|
|October 5, 2011. (See, summer missed!)|
|November 12, 2011. All the wood gone in just over a month! (That's my step-daughter's husband, Jeff, coming in from a morning hunt.)|
Instead, what follows is what I unearthed from my archives. Shots of Gus, the Leader Dog puppy I raised from September 2010 to his return this past September, taken in the backyard of our new place in the woods.
|A young FLD Gus "comes" with enthusiasm! Photo taken January 22, 2011.|
|Gypsy and FLD Gus take in the pretty view from our back porch on May 23, 2011.|
|FLD Gus smells the flowers on July 7, 2011.|
|"Forest Gus" returns to us in early November, "career-changed" from Leader Dogs for the Blind. (See my post from November 4.) He's back to his old tricks here, on November 20, 2011.|
Thanks Scott, for the fun assignment!