Saturday, 23 November 2013

Granny-sitting Chronicles: Week 5.



In June 2013 I moved to countryside with my elderly aunt to run a "Grannysitting Expedition". During this time I have been taken pictures more or less constantly. I'll be posting these picture chronicles one week at the time. Previous week is in this post.


The following moments are from July 20-26.

That was a rainy week. Initially it seemed very cold too, in stark contrast to how hot the midsummer weeks had been. The air turned out just fine, once outdoors. Had to get more serious with heating too - the house practically sucks warmth, especially when it's damp. Although we spent most of the time indoors or near the house, I managed to drag the aunt out into the fresh air even for a little each day. The storks always provided a good incentive, as did the berries.

Meanwhile, indoors: the photo album we've been watching goes digital (a little point-and-shoot goes a long way) and proves a lot more accessible this way. My computer ("the comms station") is now fully set up and I've managed to download and organize the pictorial avalanche that my constant chronicling effort has yielded. One day I decide to show some to the aunt as well and she enjoys it a lot. What's more, commenting on what's going on in the picture she suddenly remembers a lot more and reflects on what was going on a lot more than you'd suspect in the situation itself. The photographed situation stands still, it can be zoomed in and out, compared to others like it. I discover that leaning on the photostream, she is able to recollect and reconstruct events and opinions from out town life as well - including the time she appeared to be completely apathetic to the surroundings. Needless to say, going through our recent digital captures together has been a regular activity ever since.










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