Designer and front-end developer at Automattic/WordPress.com, husband, father, homebrewer. These are my photo things. Taken with iPhone.
As I walk through the doors to the lobby of the Goggleworks building I'm presented with the latest art exhibition. Beautifully crafted cradles and other furniture are scattered around the large room.
Every time I see the exposed brick and thick, heavy steel doors I can't help but think about what it must have looked like in the Industrial Age. The first factory in the world to manufacture optical glass for lenses and reading glasses. A booming industry in its day.
Huge floor-to-ceiling windows let the hazy, blistering sunlight of this humid summer day fill the room. The cool air blasting out of the vents is a refreshing break.
While climbing to the third floor to the studio that is my coworking space, I look up and take notice of the geometry. Despite walking this path for a few months, it is the first time I'm intentionally looking.
I love how the angles of the stairs play together with the beadboard enclosing the railings. The creamy white shiplap ceiling is a gorgeous reminder of the rich history of this old factory.
I caught this wild Theo on camera in his natural environment. It's not a rare sighting as wild Theos can usually be seen with their lawn mowers and diggers. But it is difficult to document them since they move so quickly. Shortly after I took this photo I was spotted and attacked. I was lucky enough to keep my wits about me and keep the shutter clicking to capture the charging of a wild Theo. A truly fantastic force of nature.
"Daddy, come quick!" There's an urgency in her voice that catches me by surprise. For a brief moment I feel a rush of adrenaline through my body. "You gotta see this!" The alarm and sense of danger fades quickly.
The mid-afternoon sun beats down with a gentle warmth. Theo is playing in the toy house near the hedges. He's pretending to make dinner and I catch glimpses of him through the plastic windows as he goes about his task.
Cece is around the side of the house, just out of view from where I'm standing. I walk around the corner, my feet like tigers hiding in the tall grass. I'll get the lawn mower out this weekend, I make a mental note to myself. "Our flowers bloomed! They're so beautiful and big!" She's walking from flower to flower smelling all of them. "Wow! Those are beautiful!" I scan the thick rows of peonies, my eyes darting between the colorful blooms. Whites, pinks, with a splash of purple where the irises peek out.
I had noticed them a day or two ago when they first started blooming. But I'm glad to get a chance to see the beauty of the delicate petals through her eyes. The awe and wonderment as she makes me smell all the flowers with her.
Nature is beautiful, especially through the eyes of a child.
“This is my favorite part!” The guy behind the counter places three marshmallows on the preparation table and lights up a blow torch.
Like a barista at a hipster coffee shop, he toasts the marshmallows with a kind of pride in his craft. They slowly start expanding, and every so often catch a small flame. He quickly puts it out with a wave of his hand.
Yesterday was National Donut Day and we enjoyed huge, delicious gourmet donuts and coffee for breakfast.
Look up to the trees
Sunlight bends and breaks branches
Leaves are bathed in warmth