Last week, I started an Instagram series called #aboutamile. The idea was that I simply take pictures of various things that are about a mile from my house. It has been a fun exploration in my surroundings and gives me new eyes to see the things of my short perimeter. Below are some of the pictures I have snapped so far.
This exercise also has the uncomfortable nature of being the creepy neighbor. When I stopped my car to snap this picture, I felt the need to explain myself to anyone within ear shot. I would not make a good photo journalist.
When I took this photo, the horse’s owner pulled his pick up truck right next to me on the side of the road. I was nervous at first, afraid I had infringed on some trespassing violation (even though I was still on the road side. ) Instead, he wanted to chat with me about my interest in horses, if I ride them, and if I’d like to buy one. I told him we don’t have the space but I love that I get to see them so often when I drive by. He told me to bring the kids over and feed them sometime. Apparently, this photo experiment may have some perks.
I will publish more pics as I take them. You can also friend me on Instagram at http://instagram.com/catiephelanloveless