A Surprise Everyday: Shaking Up March with Hipstamatic (week 2)

At least once a day I shake my head and wonder where the time went.  I know rushing through weeks, feeling let down because I couldn’t finish an unrealistic “to do” list is a bad habit but one of the benefits of this weekly series is visual proof that I did find time to relax even if I feel like I am always running (or driving) from one thing to the next.  I’m even starting to look forward to writing these Sunday afternoon recaps and the quiet hour spent thinking about where I’ve been and wondering what I’ll find to share next week.

Sunday was another atypical warm winter day in the Pacific Northwest so Ryan, Finn and I drove up north to Bellingham, WA for a visit with my parents.  We enjoyed a nice lunch together then my mom and I worked through the beginnings of a new project. Later Dad, Ryan and I went down the marina for coffee and a leisurely walk around fishing boats and Bellingham Bay. Monday is my latest attempt to capture these mossy trees in color and Tuesday is a shot of our early blooming Rhododendrons.

A big part of my Wednesday was spent in the car driving the round trip between Tacoma and Edmonds and after successfully navigating both work and traffic I still made it to Ryan’s school in time to pick him up after practice at 4:30.  Whew!  Thursday morning I thought the bright green moss on the road looked pretty even though it’s dangerous to walk across with an excitable dog on the leash.  I decided to risk a quick photo and Hipstamatic rewarded me with the BRAVE “muscle arms”. 🙂

Friday the 13th brought the good news that our favorite Fair Trade gift store is reopening and Ralph the guard dog is happy to announce he’s coming back to work.  The week ended with a stormy Saturday filled with rain, wind and a little sun so my photo is an inside the house shot and a little peek into Ryan’s room…the perfect hideout for a teenage boy who loves science, engineering and history.

Each photo is straight from my iPhone 6 and 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 within the app.  I’ll be back next Sunday with 7 new photos and maybe even a few new favorites!