When I wrote yesterday that I was re-committing to my monthly collages of daily photos, I didn’t realize how deep a habit that had been. (one might think I’d have looked back at that before deciding to toss it all aside when I got nervous about Flickr?!) In any event, this afternoon I looked back through the archives and discovered my first Looking Back post. January 2014. (!!)
Along the way, I upgraded the collage app so I have more flexibility with the font and the layout – but the heart of it all – collecting a month of photos into a calendar grid is still there. and that – along with the wrap up blog post – is what ties this whole practice together for me.
So here’s March.
Lots of color … indoors and out! Sunday walks, a day with my favorite two year old, a Saturday morning game with his older brother (hanging out on the pitcher’s mound), family, friends, knitting, snacks, and life. ♥
I finished two sweaters (Natsu and Albini) last month and owe them both an official “FO” post. Maybe next week, because they are both in my suitcase for this weekend. That striped sweater is nearly done … well, the knitting at least. I wove in the ends yesterday morning and blocked it. It’s not going with me this weekend, so I’ll seam the sleeves and sew the buttons on next week. FO post(s!) coming. promise!
and on a completely different note – more amaryllis blooms! I last captured a bloom on February 26 (see below) and sometime last month noticed that I had another flower stalk. It bloomed over the weekend. and here it is this afternoon
We took the blanket off the bed yesterday and turned on the fan last night. This bloom might be the only thing left from winter around here … and it’s not quite the right color for Easter, but I’d rather have an amaryllis than a lily any day.
P.S. more for mere-et-filles than anything else, I wanted to add the collages from January and February. January is the first month (in five years!!) that seemed like it needed a gray title. Thankfully February was a little brighter.