First, I think of what’s outside my back door. We are big fans of our back yard, especially in summertime. There’s a shaded swing set, a grill, a big table with an umbrella, a vegetable garden, and a curving brick patio perfect for chalk art or scooter riding. We enjoy our backyard in some way each day, whether the kids play outside, we entertain friends, or we harvest zucchini or tomatoes or zucchini, or more zucchini, or…(you get the idea):
Second, I think of other people’s back yards. Everyone has something a little different in their yard, so why not record memories of time spent over the summer in someone else’s yard? I captured the most unusual back yard experience we had this summer on this layout:
Third, I think of the figurative interpretation of “back yard.” What’s in your “back yard” that you hadn’t noticed or experienced until now? A big one for us this summer was discovering the lorikeets at the zoo. We’ve been to the zoo a zillion times, but had somehow never noticed the lorikeet pavilion. I’m glad we did find it because it was such a neat experience to feed them!
So…as summer comes to a close, get out there and experience all that literal and figurative back yards have to offer. Take pictures, and then try creating layouts that capture that back yard experience.