A Surprise Every Day: Shaking Up April With Hipstamatic (week 4)

This past week was a good example of how nice it is to have a few things to look forward too spread out over the course of seven days. We had just enough time to keep our regular life running smoothly while enjoying a birthday celebration, crazy spring weather and meeting online friends for an afternoon walk and dinner.

Sunday started our week in the best way possible as I got to meet a good blogging friend, Andra Watkins in person.  Andra was in town with her husband Michael and we all enjoyed a nice visit, a great meal and a walk through the city on a warm April day.  Monday started off with plenty of sunshine too and I took this shot of our rhododendrons before the incoming rain and hail took a toll on the soft blossoms.  Now that Easter is over every store is preparing up for Memorial Day BBQ’s and Tuesday’s brightly colored shelf full of outdoor toys reminded me of lazy afternoons watching bubbles float up to the sky.

Wednesday is another shot in our backyard as I walked down the hill to find Finn munching on new fiddleheads.  Lucky for him our yard is full of ferns and snacking opportunities so he can spread the damage out over many plants instead of eating one prize perennial.  Thursday’s random photo finally used one of the new combinations for this image of the Tesla Store in Bellevue Square Mall.  I was surprised the first time I saw a car showroom in a mall but these cars are so pretty I think they actually belong here with the high-end retail stores.   Friday’s Sasquatch socks are a close up of Ryan’s legs, he couldn’t wait to wear his new birthday present to school and I liked the image of these little Squatches walking through our lawn.  The week ends with a closeup of our dwarf Korean Lilac tree that’s followed us from apartment to house to house for 20 years now.  Fully mature, it’s about 4 feet tall by 4 feet wide with a spicy scent that tells me April is almost over.

Each photo is straight from Hipstamatic’s “shake to randomize” function and posted without any additional editing. If you like a particular combination and want to try it at home just click on the image to see the lens and filter used.  For variety I’m working with some new lenses and filters this week so if you want to try Hipstamatic but are unsure how to start let me know and I’ll do my best to answer your questions!

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26 thoughts on “A Surprise Every Day: Shaking Up April With Hipstamatic (week 4)

  1. Sounds like a nice week and love those sasquatch socks. Great shots and have a good week ahead-last week of the month.


  2. It’s exciting to meet online friends in person. That’s the reward of having a blog. Are those fiddleheads the edible kind for salads? Finn is so lucky to have them for snacks. I haven’t had them since I moved to the US.


    1. I like your thinking, Bebs (the reward of having a blog.) Yes, the fiddleheads are edible fortunately because it would be hard to keep Finn away from them completely. He manages a nibble every time he’s in the yard. 🙂


  3. Love the sasquatch sox! Wasn’t sure what I was looking at for a second with the positive/negative spaces. Of course Bellevue Sq WOULD have a Tesla store! There are two Teslas where I work, and they are gorgeous! Way out of my league.


  4. I’m so happy that you got the opportunity to meet Andra and Michael. They are so lovely, aren’t they?

    Your shot of the Tesla shop in Bellevue brought back many memories of business trips to numerous to count in Bellevue. (I spent more time in Bellevue than in Redmond, as my division was primarily based in the Bellevue buildings.) So wishing I knew you back then!


    1. I can’t believe how close we were without actually meeting, Nancy. I’m in Bellevue and by those office buildings all the time! Yes, Andra and Michael are lovely people and it was really nice to spend time with them and see how happy they are together. 🙂


  5. looks like you had a fun week and cool to meet up with fellow bloggers (nice that you are so close) – and how special the licl a has been with you for so long – oh the stories it could tell (ha) 🙂


      1. 🙂 – I have a small lilac shrub in the back – I ordered some small starters via mail a long time ago and for some reason, they gave been very slow growing for me – many other things did better – but one of them is now a decent shrub and is blooming a few right now.

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