With warmer weather upon us (it took its sweet little time getting here this year), we have gone back outside and back to exploring our familiar places. For me and my family, that mean spending some more time in Central Park. Over the last few years, we keep finding ourselves back in the same spot in the park, and doing the same activities over and over. The last time we went there, on Mother's Day, I packed up my camera, and then hesitated a bit. Am I going to take more pictures of Sam climbing on the rocks and digging in the dirt? The answer was, "Of course I will!"
As I snapped away, and then reviewed my photos I realized that there really were similar photos from across the years. And that by itself tells its own story:
Like any holiday, summer has its own rituals, routines, and special places where it is celebrated. The beauty of rituals is the way they are repeated over time, and spreading out photos that span some years, can tell a story. It can tell how people, places, and things have changed over time, or the ways that they remain the same.
Heres to returning to old summer places and creating new memories!