A Surprise Every Day: Shaking Up September With Hipstamatic (week 5)

If our fourth week of September was all about crisis management the fifth was about going with the flow.  I guess the best we can hope for is that everyone ends the week healthy and happy and this time I’m relieved to report we did just that.  Finn is on the mend, John and I were able to adjust our work schedules to balance his care needs and even though Hipstamatic made some major changes to their app I was able to find a workaround that meant I could continue this random photo-of-the-day project without interruption.

Sunday night saw the rare occurrence of a full blood moon and lunar eclipse.  We had clear skies and prime viewing times here in the Pacific Northwest but after our weekend at the hospital with Finn I wasn’t in the mood to see anything resembling blood.  Instead we made a quick trip to the beach after our evening clinic visit and this sunset was a beautiful end to the day.  Monday morning the moon was still in the sky and I decided the soft, white light would be a nice way to welcome a new week.  It’s hard to see in this photo but the moon is shining through the trees directly in the center of the image.  With so many days of “hurry up and wait” on uncomfortable chairs my hands needed something to do so I picked up a new ball of yarn and by Tuesday night I finished this cushy pillow.

Wednesday was a bit of a blur filled with work and home duties… am I the only one who occasionally needs to take a picture of where they parked so they don’t lose their car at the end of the day?  Thursday Finn got a sweet get well soon card and my cold and dreary Friday afternoon was brightened by this nice outdoor fire-place.  Saturday found me back at work to make up for time off with Finn and while I was in the middle of grumbling about having to work on the weekend I looked up and saw this wall tiled with quotes chosen by Seattle school children.  One more reminder of how this project has helped me see the beauty in everyday life.

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.

Published by

13 thoughts on “A Surprise Every Day: Shaking Up September With Hipstamatic (week 5)

  1. As usual, another week and another interesting set of photos. That sunset looked stunning. I didn’t realise there were five weeks in September this year and looking at the calendar, it seemed like a long month.

    Now that is an interesting idea – take a picture of where you parked your car. Such a clever idea and I might steal it. Thank you, Lisa 😀


  2. Beautiful set of images, Lisa. I am not too sure what happened to Finn but I hope all is well. I’ve been a wee busy with my own crises that are just not stopping. I’m using WP to save my sanity. BIG (((HUGS))) Amy ❤


    1. Enjoy your WP sanity break, Amy! Poor Finn was attacked in the street by a much larger dog that broke free from a rope tying him to a tree. It was an awful/scary thing and Finn needed emergency surgery and hospitalization to repair the damage and treat his wounds. 😦 He’s recovering at home now… Again, I’m so sorry about your sweet kitty.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. OH WOW!!! How awful! Oh, Lisa! I am SO relieved Finn is OK. And thank you about Molly. We are still really recovering here, each day a little better then the last. I’m listening to Rusty and Whispers playing right now so we are moving in the right direction. YAY!!!!! They make me laugh, which is a very good thing, believe me. ❤


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.