A Satisfactory Weekend

I didn’t have any plans for the weekend.

There were a few things I wanted to do around our backyard, but I was not expecting to be working there the whole weekend.

We have some bare spots in our lawn and I knew I wanted to do something about it. So on Saturday, I took my trusty shovel and started transplanting grass from the sidelines to the bare spots.

Bending the back while transplanting grass.

Bending the back while transplanting grass.

My wife and I worked for a couple of hours and then we went to the hardware store to get some supplies to finish the job.

The love of my life and the dynamo that make everything move around our house

The love of my life and the dynamo that make everything move around our house

We got some plants, some pavers and some edging supplies to work on the front of the house and the back. She is an awesome bargain hunter so we got some great deals on everything we bought.

On the way back we stopped for a quick bite at the “American Empanada” food truck in Milford, CT.

American Empanada

American Empanada

The empanadas are kind of small but full of meat and cheese. We also ordered the large fries and they give you a ton of those. The Holy Aioli Sauce was very good with the Empanadas and the Fries. Next time, I will order extra.

We came back home and decide to rest until Sunday.

On Sunday, I woke up bright and early and with the help of my son Carlos, started installing the pavers on the backyard.

My wife made us breakfast and coffee and we continue on to the front of the house. My other two son came out and helped us with the edging and the mulch. Everything came out great!!

They did most of the work and I couldn’t be more proud.

At the end of the day, we made some Dominican Chimicurris. My son’s girlfriend came to join us and we had some beers and sat down on the deck to contemplate the fruits of our labor.

Dominican Chimicurris, USA Style

Dominican Chimicurris, USA Style

Today, I was telling my wife how tired and sore I am (probably because I am so out of shape) but I would not change it for the world. The fact that I was able to share the time with my entire family working on our humble abode, made it all worthwhile.

Gnarly

Testing the Texture feature in the new version of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.

I call it Clarity Light

Somehow I think Adobe has lost the mojo and it is giving us crappy updates to justify the new price increase.

Like Flat Field Correction. What the fuck? Who the heck asked for that?

Is that something we really need? Are we going the same way that Photoshop went? A super massive program that tries to do too much!

A vine on a tree…

Photoshop started as a photo editor. Nowadays, it tries to do 3D, movie editing, layouts and everything else under the sun.

I think Adobe is trying to do the same crap with Lightroom.

Flat-Field Correction?, Come on Adobe!

Last Week Memories

I think Tulips are a reflection on life.

Life as in the fact that we have to live in the moment. Not duel on the past or worry too much about the future.

Shine bright like a Diamond, quoting Rhianna…

Last week memories

These flowers have an extremely short lifespan and yet their beauty shines but for a brief moment…

What are we doing with our lives? Why waste time in futile things?

Nature’s beauty is all around us.

I Guess Huckleberry Can't Paint the Fence

My wife wants to get rid of them…

I think they have a certain appeal. Keeps reminding me of Romulo Gallegos book: “La Trepadora” (The Creeper). Read it a long, long time ago…

It is a little alien looking… An Alien climbing over the fence, there is your political statement!!

I was commenting on my Instagram Account where I posted a similar photo, that nature always finds a way, always. No mater how big, tall, strong or hardened, living things don’t give a fuck and they will grow around them.

I took this one with the iPhone. It has been raining here like a mother and is cold and damp. I was outside looking at my yard when this caught the corner of my eye.

I edited the photo in Lightroom using Ted Forbes’ Presets. I think he is still running a sale if you are interested in them.

As always with my photos, click on them so see them bigger.

Hope you like it! See you in the funny pages…

A creeper on my fence…