Well a good friend Ben Winter-Giles has tagged me for an interesting meme. You have to document with a simple camera your journey home. I don’t often do memes, but this one is interesting in that it gives a snapshot of our lives in the web industry.
As many of you know I operate out of our home studio. It’s ideal for my freelance lifestyle. Plus all the trendy people are doing it now. So this meme is going to be different, I’m not technically going home from work as that type of photo-shoot would be just two or three pics at best.
What I ended up doing what my return journey home after dropping the kids of at school one morning. Technically it is going home, just then I go to work as well. The photo set is on flickr as well.
So here I am crossing the school oval on the cold morning, well cold for me. Sometimes we get frost and a heavy dew on the glass of the oval. It’s especially nice when it’s been freshly cut, the smells are just amazing.
Near the carpark is this row of flame trees, in the autumn, it’s now just winter here, they can be very spectacular if they have had a mild summer. Sadly that has not been the case in the last few years.
And to the car, yeah the inferno red beast. Now for a short trip through suburbia. By the way the reflection of the tree wasn’t planned at all.
First port of call is the post office to pick up the mail. Always love the texture and rigidity of the design of the post boxes. Got a few strange looks taking this picture I can tell you.
This particular morning I have been cruising around on the last few litres in the car’s tank. Should have plenty to make it the petrol station.
Driving through the Perth ‘burbs to a discount petrol station. Sorry folks no amazing artwork like Ruth found or impressive buildings like Ben or Nat have. I just get the back streets of suburbia. Not even a dead cat or stray wheelie bin. Disappointing.
At the petrol bowser, if you want to know what we are paying for a litre of fuel at the moment I have that documented as well. Of course I didn’t want to freak out the station attendant by taking a photo while the pump was running. Urban myths aside of exploding petrol tanks.
With a full tank, it’s finally homeward bound, down a few streets to home, it’s amazing how long the shadows are at this time of the morning.
Outside my home about 18 months ago this plague of ants has swept in a migrating wave across our property. They dig into everything. Removing them is slow process of systematic poisoning off the nests.
Crossing the oval, does tend to leave a good deal of grass on your shoes. So better wipe my feet before entering.
Bit of a backwards approach with this, I’m going from home to work, not the standard going home from work. Time to set the wheels in motion for the next participants.
Well these are very simple:
- Use a simple camera, the simpler the better,
- Upload them to flickr or whatever your preference is, but as long as they can be seen through the web,
- Tag them if you can with “onmywayhomeme”,
- Blog it and tell the story,
- Tag your mates.
The following folk are tagged with this meme: