Marching through the years #SOL23 25/31

I first saw this format on Elisabeth’s post, and she, in turn, got it from Erica. And Molly, too, wrote about how having her phone available has changed how she takes note of the world. If you follow me on FB or Instagram, you know that I have been walking every day since early in the pandemic and that I started taking pictures not long after I started walking, so I was intrigued by photo posts. Today I had the time to go through my photos and choose from all the March 25th pictures available. Talk about a slice of life!

March 25, 2023 (today)

I walked 5km this morning & took a few pictures. There are a few green shoots here & there, but mostly we still have a lot of snow & ice on the ground. Yesterday, I wrote a haiku that matches today’s picture.

Ice stretched thin across
the mud puddles in the road.
Crystalline beauty.

March 25, 2022

Reflection – tree & wires in a piece of glass on the ground. I remember this being one street over and near our friend Laura’s place. Today (2023) she has an article in the Globe and Mail. I can’t get over how lucky I am to live in this neighbourhood with these people.

March 25, 2021

This makes me laugh because I took a picture almost exactly like this yesterday. Apparently I often spend March looking for colour.

March 25, 2020 – pandemic March

We had spent 8 months in a two-bedroom apartment while our house was being renovated. We finally moved back in the weekend of March 13. (Yes, the weekend things started shutting down – how lucky were we?) The boys were happy to be home & very close after spending a long time sharing a small bedroom.

March 25, 2019

Sometimes, you get home from school, throw your backpack on a pile of snow at the end of the driveway, and go play in the backyard with your friend – just because you can. (Squint & you can see two boys playing in the background.)

March 25, 2018

On the move. Mr. 7 was ecstatic about his newfound ability to get to the top of the doorway. Both boys started parkour classes (and one is at parkour right now as I write!).

March 25, 2018

Meeting our friend’s baby. Just got a hilarious video of that baby – now a kindergartner! – doing a butt wiggle yesterday.

March 25, 2017

Mr. 6 snuggled up with his buddy. Little did we know that the ipad was prep for the pandemic to come.

March 25, 2012

I can do it myself!

12 thoughts on “Marching through the years #SOL23 25/31

  1. I love this idea! I bet I use that in the not-to-distant future. It’s neat how you were able to tell us exactly what was going on each day! Thanks for sharing.


  2. What a cool time capsule — with the word ‘time’ doing all sorts of work in my comment. Fun to see the sped-up view of the boys from year to year, plus your hindsight reflections offer just the right blend of sweet amusement and wry bemusement.


  3. I always enjoy Facebook reminding me of what was happening each year, so I very much appreciate this post! How incredibly lucky it was that you got to go home right before lock down


  4. This is such a creative way to structure a post. I had to go scrolling through my own photos after seeing all of yours. I agree with Brian–it feels like a time capsule of sorts!


  5. Amanda,
    The end of this post got to me; the passage of time as the littles grow into biggies makes me long for things that cannot nor should not be. Maybe it’s the two margaritas I just drank, the time I spent w/ my grandson this past week, the music I hear in the background, a conversation w/ my brother; who knows. What I do know is I’ve loved seeing your photos the past three years and thinking about walking and time marching on.

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  6. Sometimes I look at a photo and think, “Wasn’t it just recently?” and then look a the date and realise I took the photo five years ago. I have enjoyed your nature photos on Instagram. I am amazed how you always find beauty, even on rainy and dark days.


  7. That piano photo made me verklempt! That’s a doesn’t-it-feel-like-yesterday kind of pic!

    I love that you’re still walking and capturing photos on your walks. I take similar routes whenever I walk (which is 3-4 times per week), and I rarely stop to take photos. You’re inspiring me to do so, especially now that spring is springing!


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