A photo a day
I love Instagram. And I don’t care how hipster-poseur that makes me. I love the way it shows you a tiny glimpse into people’s ordinary days. I love how it makes everything around me appear as a potential picture, I love that it makes it so easy to capture moments that I would otherwise miss with my big bulky camera. (Which I still love! XO big camera! Tru Luv 4-evah!) I just love it, the end.
For the month of April, I participated in the Photo of the Day meme dealio, where there was a prompt given for each day which you could interpret any way you pleased. Once you found something you wanted to photo-gram that fit that theme, you shot it, filtered it, and then hashtagged it with #photoadayapril, where it was then added to a giant pool of people’s shots of their interpretations of that day’s word or phrase. Really fun, really easy and at the end, you have a month’s worth of snapshots of your daily life. Pretty rad, I think. Here is my April, Instagram-photo-a-day-style:
Day 1: Reflection
Obvious. But remarkable, given the particular time in my life.
Day 2: Color
Rosie and one of her “maps.”
Day 3: Mail
I pass the postal mecca every day on the way to work.
Day 4: Something that makes you happy
Day 5: Tiny
Day 6: Lunch
Most of the pool of pictures this day consisted of gorgeous spreads of artfully arranged meals. I kept it real.
Day 7: Shadow
Noah, dreaming big on a Saturday.
(I skipped Day 8. Partially because it was “Inside your wallet” and no one wanted to see pictures of 327 Target receipts and moths and partially because I forgot.)
Day 9: Younger you
Here I am as a fetus, getting married.
Day 10: Cold
Lows in the 50s? Where’s my scarf, y’all?
Day 11: Where you ate breakfast
Lie. I ate in my car, like I do every day.
Day 12: Stairs
Day 13: Something you found
Day 14. How you feel today
I was feeling maternal. Also, pregnant.
Day 15: Sunset
Totally forgot to do this one, too. This was more like sunsat.
Day 16: Flower
Our neighbor’s rose bush, caught in the sunlight while walking Noah to school. He came out while I was taking the picture and said I could have as many as I wanted.
Day 17: Something I don’t like
Day 18: Hair
Took a million shots of the top of my head before I realized this shot was approximately one bazillion times better.
Day 19: Orange
You knew burritos would show up at some point, right?
Day 20: Something you drew
Slash, something my offspring drew.
Day 21: Bottle
This was the wall of a restaurant L and I went to on a bona fide actual date. It was rad. (The date. And the restaurant.)
Day 22: The last thing you bought
Yes to eensy baby clothes.
Day 24: Something you’re grateful for
Day 25: Looking down
When I saw this prompt early in the month, I thought, well, duh: my belly. But I have taken 193838473284328 pictures of my belly from that perspective, and so luckily Rosie peed in her pants while we were in public, kindly providing me with inspiration for that day’s picture.
Day 26: Black + white
No explanation necessary.
Day 27: Somewhere you went
Ms. Needham’s first grade class, Clairemont Elementary School
Day 28: 1 pm
Once again, we were having burritos.
Day 29: Circle
Magna Doodle: the original Draw Something
Day 30: Something that makes you sad
There you have it. Thirty pictures in 30 days. I dig. Jury’s still out on whether or not I’ll do May’s PAD challenge. I’m still looking for the one where every day’s prompt says “YOUR BABY.” I’ll keep you posted.