One of the best ways to collect the memories of a home is to capture it as it moves through the seasons. I spent 7 years living on the top of Mt. Pleasant outside of Kelso, WA under the watchful branches of a 100 year old Big Leaf Maple.
Tip: As you watch the seasons pass, take photos of your favorite views. At the end of the year you'll have a visual memory of your home…in every light. Use iPhoto or another simple computer program to self-publish a photo book. It's a great way to pass along the memories of the place you call home. Here are a few from A Year on Mount Pleasant: