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Spring Break Begins

7th Avenue South at Bleecker Street-
A late dinner after a long drive.
Thin NYC crust. Let the vacation begin.

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Reserved Parking Puddle Sign – Upside Down and Right Side Up

First the rotated version.

Looks like the beach instead of the Pittsburgh Greenway Parking Lot.

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and the original – with a bit of a blur on the PA license plate so no one is identifled

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Stuffed Plush on Garbage Trucks but Ken on the Grill?

At least I think it’s Ken.  Without clothes.  Not sure of the message or meaning.

I’ve see plenty of stuffed plush on garbage truck fronts, especially in New York City.

Maybe I should rethink this post and title it Wordless Wednesday.

I love how some bloggers are so consistent- Six Word Saturday, Silent Sunday, Wordless Wednesday, TBT and the dependable Weekly Photo Challenge on Friday and so on.

But sometimes when I’m stopped at a red light I see something I can photograph in a blink. No rhyme or reason. It is just there.

ken on a grill

You can add the caption

 

 

Grandma’s Grand Light Experiment Slated for a Do-over This Year

Knowing what I know now, I want to try the light writing with my grandchildren again.

These photos from July 2013

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Years Later Everything Still Looks Fresh

Frozen in the moment. Still fresh,  Magic.

I went back to an external hard drive and dug through archives

Looking for images that say fresh.  I sure like to photograph my food. Scroll down for the fresh statue.

Anna is born. October 2003

Anna is born. October 2003

The butter cow at the Ohio State Fair

The butter cow at the Ohio State Fair

A fresh fruit tart at Suzanne's home for tea

A fresh fruit tart at Suzanne’s home for tea

A roll in Zagreb

A roll in Zagreb

Bill's Paint Palette

Bill’s Paint Palette

mixing up paint in with the food theme

Fresh Asparagus at my sister's in NYC

Fresh Asparagus at my sister’s in NYC

A Spinach Salad

A Spinach Salad

Vanilla Gelato

Vanilla Gelato

Fresh Strawberries

Fresh Strawberries

Zagreb Fountain Might be Considered a Bit Fresh

Zagreb Fountain Might be Considered a Bit Fresh

Fresh

The weekly photo challenge is fresh-

fresh strawberries

smoothie carrot ginger

Laura sipping a NorthStar Shooting Star- Organic Carrot, Lemon and Ginger

Fresh PastaEataly Fresh Pasta

fresh mango

Fresh Mango NYC

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Remember Delores’ Fresh Cinnamon Rolls (and Key Lime Pie?) Apalachicola FL

oatmeal and latte

Fresh Oatmeall and Banana and a Latte at Big Dog Coffee

helen's salad

Helen’s Fresh Salad St. George Island July 2014

fresh ingredients

Ingredients

fresh flowers

Fresh Flowers NYC

produce boxes

Produce Boxes  NYC

Incline by Night Light

Ruth:

This photo from March 2010 is a reminder to return to the same location and take some new night shots of the incline in the Spring.

Originally posted on Ruth E Hendricks Photography:

This is the Monongahela Incline by Station Square, just across Smithfield Bridge. Travels at 6 mph so hard to get it focused with the shutter open to allow enough light.

Pittsburgh Public Transportation has two inclines up to Mt Washington

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Eight is Great!

March 21st is grandson John Patrick’s 8th birthday.

Where does the time go?  Happy Birthday Jack!

love,

FF Ruthie

Jack is 8 and Henry

Jack and Henry

Jack Swimming

Jack at  swim meet last summer 2014

Jack at the Carnegie Museum of Art Sculpture Garden last summer 2014Tom and Jerry at Pittsburgh

Sneaking a cookie from cousin Vicci’s wedding cookie table. (Aunt Linda’s curtain veils weren’t enough)

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A Pittsburgh Wall We Know and Love (and a Couple of our Regular Retaining Walls)

A very special wall- Forbes Field.

The remains.

Forbes Field is long gone (1972)

-but the wall where the1960 World Series was won by Bill Mazeroski’s homerun stands.

It’s called the Greatest Homerun Ever.  You can watch it at YouTube here

Forbes Field Wall

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Forbes Field

And the retaining walls of Pittsburgh are featured prominently in Rick Sebak‘s excellent video 25 Things I Like About Pittsburgh available for viewing on Youtube for a short time.

You can’t believe how many retaining walls there are in every neighborhood of the city.

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Unexpected Cooking Class Wednesday Night

I received a text this afternoon, asking if I’d partner with a friend at cooking class tonight.

Something about March Madness and a sick friend –  they couldn’t attend. I was happy to fill in, third string.

Sure, I said.  I’ll go.  She picked me up around 5:45 and off we went.

My friend Barb took her own canvas bag of supplies including a bottle of dishwashing liquid-  heavy duty oven gloves.  She even brought a garbage bowl.

We were all set, slicing and dicing and preparing the recipes just as Executive Sous Chef Stephen V instructed us.

There were tables throughout the high school culinary class, each filled with two teams of two.

Here is our instructor for the class.  Chef Stephen also is an adjunct instructor at the Art Institute- Pittsburgh.

Chef Stephen

Chef Stephen Varela

Executive Sous Chef
Fox Chapel Golf Club

(I asked if it would be okay to take a few photographs and Chef Stephen consented. Thank you)

slicing pears

Barbara cut the pears for the salad.  She added some Hearts of Palm as well.

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Charred red pepper for the Pita Bread Individual Pizzas with Pesto or Hummus and a drizzle of Balsamic Glaze

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The side salad

Mixed Spring Greens with diced pear, artichokes, and oven toasted croutons with a poppy seed dressing. I was able to bring some home in a contaner (yes, my friend was prepared with empty containers) for school lunch tomrrow.

Friends at Cooking Class

Thanks for a fun evening Barb -on the right.  Me in the Zagreb,Croatia apron.

And on the way out we peeked in next door to see the Crochet Class.  At first I thought it was knitting. Everyone was so nice.

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