This past week was a quiet one, maybe the last we’ll have for a while since my calendar is full of end of summer appointments and back to school activities. Ryan spent the week with my parents enjoying a bit of grandparent spoiling and cousin fun time while John and I stayed home to work and binge watch season 3 of Orange is the New Black. It’s getting hard to stay up later than Ryan these days and some television shows are best watched without teenagers in the room…
Sunday we had a fun family lunch before leaving Ryan with Grandma and Grandpa and even if I wanted to forget about back to school shopping every window I passed on Monday shouted “it’s time to spend money!”. Most of Tuesday passed without a photo opportunity and by the time I left work and walked to my car I started to worry there wouldn’t be anything interesting to share. Then I noticed the elevator doors and realized once again all I needed to do was look around and really pay attention to my surroundings.
Wednesday morning I found a work crew replacing this stretch of fence beside the main road next to our street. In the six years we’ve lived in this neighborhood this is the third time someone has driven through the barrier and over the retaining wall. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt today. Thursday night John and I had a glass of wine outside while our salmon cooked on the BBQ and Friday night Finn and I moped around alone with some takeout and ice cream. John took the day off to drive north and get Ryan from my parents and the two of them went to the local Fair, ate junk food, rode the rides and walked through every animal barn. I had to stay home for work and Finn did his best to keep me company but I could tell he was suffering from empty house syndrome as much as I was. Saturday morning brought the boys home, Finn ran laps around the house welcoming them back and I noticed this little ice plant growing underneath the front deck. Some seeds must have dropped from last years flower pots and they are now happily blooming for a second year in a row.
Each photo was taken with my iPhone 6 using Hipstamatic’s “shake to randomize” function then 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 continue to add new lenses and filters 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.