I have had an Instagram account for almost six years now and although I post there less frequently than I do on other social media platforms looking back at the photos on my page does provide an overview of the kinds of things I write about on this blog.
My very first Instagram photo was one of me celebrating my birthday with a dear group of friends dubbed the T-4s.
Other photos of them appear frequently on my Instagram feed including the most recent one I posted just this week.
I have featured plenty of photos of my family. The very first family photo on my Instagram page is this one taken with my Aunt Mary when I visited her in her home in Kansas.
And the most recent one is this photo of my great grandparents Paul D. Peters and Helena Rempel.
There are lots of photos of our travels. The oldest one was taken on a glacier hike with my sister and brother-in-law in Iceland.
More recent ones catalogue the trip we took to British Columbia last fall. The latest is this photo of me with a statue of the great Canadian artist Emily Carr a reminder of the Emily Carr pilgrimage that was part of my visit to Victoria.
My Instagram page includes many photos of works featured at the Winnipeg Art Gallery where I work. The earliest one is a photo of Hannah Claus’ mobile installation Cloudscape with works by Wanda Koop in the background.
The most recent one shows me and Goota Ashoona’s gorgeous sculpture The Gift which sits in front of the new addition to the Winnipeg Art Gallery called Qaumajuq.
There are lots of photos of the progress of my novel being published. The first shows me signing my book contract.
The last was a poster for the announcement my book had been nominated for an award.
I notice a food and drink theme running through the photos. The first shows me ready to bite into a sandwich at a famous deli called Caplansky’s in Toronto.
In the most recent one, I am ready to imbibe a birthday Ceasar in Victoria.
Finally, there are lots of photos with my husband of nearly 49 years Dave. The first one is a goofy selfie taken at The Forks on Canada Day.
The last taken by our friend Bill shows us crocus hunting in the Sandilands this spring.
I often forget to post what I’ve written about in this blog on Instagram but the times I have remembered provide a pretty good retrospective of the last six years.