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December 16, 2009 2:19 AM   Subscribe

One Year - Time Lapse Seasons, times and scenery changing over the course of a year at Terrapin Garden Farms. [via mefi projects]
posted by gomichild (17 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
My year was similar. Intervals of light followed by intervals of dark. Here's hoping it will all be different in 2010!!
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:45 AM on December 16, 2009


Wow - that's awesome. I love how you can see the weather changing, and the shed being built.

(also - ooh la la, is that a topless terrapin walking past? *winks*)
posted by jonathanstrange at 3:32 AM on December 16, 2009


OMG that part where the devil suddenly popped up scared me so much I crapped my pants.

(j/k - this is really cool!)
posted by not_on_display at 3:35 AM on December 16, 2009


Yah, super neat! I'm with jonathanstrange--love watching the barn (?) get built.
posted by Stewriffic at 3:42 AM on December 16, 2009


I've been there. (No, really)
posted by Eideteker at 3:49 AM on December 16, 2009


Loved it - and, pro-tip, it also works well if you use Don't Stop Believing as a soundtrack.
posted by Jofus at 4:10 AM on December 16, 2009


I can't load the link for the video proper; is there an alternate link?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:42 AM on December 16, 2009


This is the direct link to it on vimeo: http://vimeo.com/7007877
posted by gomichild at 4:45 AM on December 16, 2009


This is actually how life becomes when you get older. I mean, you actually (in some significant sense) see the year passing like this, and one year blends into the next, with the days blinking on and off like holiday lights, and the seasons passing like the flush on a loved one's cheek. There are rewards. You gain this great perspective, and much that was mysterious about life becomes clear. But as the seasons wink past, you find that you can no longer lose yourself in the moment, time slips through your fingers, and you never again experience that one hour in mid July, where it seems like the leaves have always been there, the grass will never wither, and summer -- with its hot dust and the lazy bees -- will go on forever.
posted by Faze at 5:08 AM on December 16, 2009 [44 favorites]


I can't favorite Faze's comment hard enough or as many times as I want to. One of the most moving and powerful comments I've ever seen here.

OK, now someone, go ahead and spoil it and tell me it's a quote from, I dunno, a Dan Brown novel or something ... :)
posted by kcds at 5:27 AM on December 16, 2009


go ahead and spoil it

I know Faze. Faze is only 17 years old.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:53 AM on December 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


I love the section where the snow is gradually melting – it keeps receding, then pausing, then receding again. It took me a moment to realise that the pauses were nighttimes.
posted by him at 6:00 AM on December 16, 2009


But as the seasons wink past, you find that you can no longer lose yourself in the moment, time slips through your fingers, and you never again experience that one hour in mid July, where it seems like the leaves have always been there, the grass will never wither, and summer -- with its hot dust and the lazy bees -- will go on forever.

I feel extremely sorry for anyone who loses the ability to experience the moment of something beautiful. It's a thing I try to cultivate all the more as I grow older.

With regard to the video, I think I only it made it through a couple months. A great project, though.
posted by Atreides at 6:08 AM on December 16, 2009


Yo, terrapin and turtlegirl! Awesome stuff! Big changes since we were last there! We miss you guys!
posted by idest at 6:57 AM on December 16, 2009


Great job.

I feel extremely sorry for anyone who loses the ability to experience the moment of something beautiful. It's a thing I try to cultivate all the more as I grow older.

Yep. the opposite has happened to me. When I was younger the season flew by. I hardly noticed. The older I get the easier it is for me to slow everything down, to appreciate one season instead of wanting to push it out for the next.
posted by justgary at 8:44 AM on December 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


I love, love time lapse.
posted by zzazazz at 10:00 AM on December 16, 2009


Wow. That was more affecting than I thought it would be. Beautiful.
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