Cox Arboretum is a beautiful, lush learning environment in one of Dayton's southern suburbs. Open year 'round, it offers breathtaking flora and interesting fauna. If you're in the area, it's worth (at least) an afternoon.
But a year?
Actually, that's exactly what a friend of ours did: she devoted a whole year to documenting the seasonal changes that take place at Cox. Shot over 53 weeks, from two specific vantage points, one can almost feel the chill winds, warm rains, even the snwflakes crunching underfoot. And she's even written a book chronicling these changes, complete with gorgeous photos with accompanying journal entries.
Here's a sample:
The book is available here, both for sale in softback and as a downloadable pdf. Enjoy!