A Surprise Every Day: Shaking Up June With Hipstamatic (week 2)

Sometimes these weekly recaps highlight random, un-linked moments from my days and sometimes an unexpected theme emerges.  Flowers, flowers and more flowers filled the second week of June.

We filled our empty deck planters Sunday afternoon and before they were finished I snapped a photo of a few of the bright colors waiting their turn for a new home.  Monday’s image is a picture of a 1920 picture taken in Bellevue, WA from the intersection of Main Street and Bellevue Way.  If you’ve been to Bellevue lately you’ll know this is now prime retail real estate now but I really like the view of the way it was 95 years ago.  Tuesday is a moment from my morning walk and some new flowers blooming along the side of the road.

Wednesday is one more shot of the light pink peonies.  I like the yellow filter treatment and wonder if I can find a variety that actually blooms this color.  Thursday was my birthday and this lovely bouquet was waiting on the table along with my morning coffee. 🙂 Friday’s photo is of my new Olloclip that should provide lots of fun photos this summer.  The clip system includes 4 lenses that add variety to the iPhone native camera with options for wide angle, fish eye and two levels of macro shots.  Saturday I couldn’t wait to try the fisheye lens and combined it with my Hipstamatic selection to show a garden path in our backyard.

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.

I’ll be packing and traveling the rest of this week and won’t post new material until next week but will do my best to respond to comments and questions as I can.  I’m looking forward to returning soon with plenty of new material and some interesting random shots of where I’ve been!

Wishing my beautiful Grandma Emma a happy 96th birthday.

Grandma Emma

Last year my entire family and several hundred good friends gathered in Eastern Washington to celebrate Grandma’s 95th birthday and today I am thrilled to say we can wish her a happy 96.  Her feisty spirit, good heart and caring personality have carried her through a life full of twists and turns with both beauty and grace.

Keep your chin up and keep smiling Grandma, we love you!