As you can see from the big red, white and blue emergency sign this week did not follow my carefully constructed plan for a normal stretch of days. The early shots capture some pretty sights and colors that caught my eye but a phone call Friday afternoon changed everything.
Regular readers have watched our adopted rescue dog Finn slowly settle into his new home and relax into a dog that loves his new life. We suspect he was tied up and abused by other animals in his first home and to this day Finn’s scariest moments are when he is on his leash around strangers and new dogs but he’s come a long way and continues to surprise us with his resilience and good humor. Unfortunately Finn’s worst fears came true during his Friday afternoon walk when he was attacked by a dog who broke free from the rope tying her to a tree in order to charge him in the street. Finn suffered several serious injuries and we spent all night with him in the emergency room. After a successful surgery Saturday afternoon he’s remained in the hospital for round the clock observation but if all goes as planned he will be back home with us Monday night to begin healing. Finn is a strong little guy with a fighting spirit and in time should make a full recovery but I want to remind everyone of how dangerous it is to chain dogs and to please never, ever leave a dog unattended while at the end of a rope. The risks are just to great.
The week wasn’t all bad though and my Sunday morning grocery trip was brightened by this vivid display of autumn gourds. Monday I stopped to snap this lovely creeping ivy just starting to change color and Tuesday I was happy to see I could capture the last sunrise of summer 2015 in the same frame as some Maple leaves turning for fall. Wednesday morning we realized there are only a few days left before Ryan’s wait at the bus stop is in full dark and Thursday began bright and early with a big mug of coffee, local news on the TV for background noise and a file to read through before leaving for work. Friday’s photo was meant to be a test shot trying out the newly updated Hipstamatic 300 app but with everything that happened later in the day it was the only picture I took. Saturday’s image is the sign outside the hospital and where we spent the majority of our weekend.
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, filter and flash 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.