Thursday, August 25, 2016

Neighborhood Evening

The evenings seem never-ending in the summer.  
The perfect time to go exploring. Or even just a simple walk around the neighborhood. 

All the houses look warm and inviting as the sun washes everything in a golden light. 

I am looking forward to the colder seasons, but I will miss the daylight that seems to last forever.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

After the Storm

Storms come quickly and unexpectedly in the summer.
 It rains violently for a short while,  then the sun returns as if it had never left.  

The sun may be shining bright, but the sidewalks have turned into lakes.
 Evidence of the storm that raged just moments before.

Suddenly the clouds begin to condense again, and another storm is on the way.

But sometimes it passes us right by.

Summer is a strange season.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Weekly Journal #60

A blimp came to town and has been circling the city all week. 

We added another Beluga to the house!  Couldn't pass up the little guy..

Afternoon thunderstorms have been bringing many rainbows.

Our party week at work was a blast, with multiple birthday celebrations and lunch outings. The party is continuing all this week because I am at the beach!  I can't wait to share all the beach adventures on here, but until then, you can follow along on Instagram .

Friday, August 19, 2016

Cat Photos Friday #118- Helping Pack

The cats love helping us pack for trips.

First they start by sniffing everything..

Then they try to pack themselves in too! They hate getting left behind. 

Cloud isn't looking forward to being stuck by herself with the goofy boys all week..

But we'll be back before they know it!

We leave tomorrow morning! You can following along on our beachy adventures  on Instagram

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Current Inspirations- Aquascapes

I've loved fish tanks ever since I was little, and I had one for many years. Lately I have been in the mood to start one up again, but one that is a bit less silly than what I had before. (Without pink rocks, or a bubbling treasure chest!)

That's when I discovered aquascapes. Aquariums that are put together in such a way that they resemble miniature, underwater landscapes.   I need one!
 Here are some inspiration photos from my pinterest board.

I love the trees, created out of driftwood and moss!

A perfect winding sandy path.

There is even a way to create a waterfall using air bubbles!

I love this, but I know my cats would just use it to go swimming..

I am planning to getstarted on making an aquarium in the next few weeks. In the meantime, I am off to search for some cool rocks and some driftwood! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Lightning City

On July Fourth after our party was over, we decided to go to the top of a parking deck downtown to look for fireworks in the sky.

 Even better than fireworks was a big lightning storm rolling past!

The storm stood ominously at the edge of the city, lighting up the sky in shades of purple and blue.

It was an exciting end to the holiday!