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Be Tweet- #SB50 #Doritos #Entry

I posted a photo for the contest that started about an hour ago and goes until the final whistle at the end of the Super Bowl.

If you have a twitter account, please like my photo and retweet. Thank you blog followers. At home with the DORITOS. IMG_5644Waiting for kickoff!

Thanks blog followers.

 

The Running of the Deer in the Middle of the Day

Allegheny Cemetery. Pittsburgh PA. Saturday afternoon.

I had to pull over and put my flashers on and try to catch a couple of shots. 

They ran like lightning. From what or to where I don’t know.

 The structure you see is the mausoleum.

I never saw anything like this herd running.  I missed the first group. 

I cropped to try to give you a better sense of my experience.

     
    
 

Squirrels Can’t Make a Home in Mine

Sometimes you need to call an expert in their field.

A DIY project, when it comes to wildlife encroaching on your territory, doesn’t work

Living across the street from the park and having beautiful deciduous trees makes it a terrific place for squirrels to live. Great. So long as they stay in the trees!

I am really glad it isn’t bats.

 

The box gutter had a large hole around the downspout, chewed by a critter(s). When I got home from my midwinter break I heard the scurrying of little paws outside my bedroom window but inside the wooden box gutter. It’s an old house.

Yesterday, I had to call Pete Cappa of Cappa Wildlife Control Services. Within 24 hours he arrived to assess the situation.When we were settling up, he told me about being bitten right down to the bone of his thumb by a squirrel and how much it hurt.

I asked him if I could photograph him for my People at Work series and he graciously agreed. Thanks Pete. And you might notice on his website he does not deal with cats or dogs.

“Specializing in the humane removal of nuisance wildlife!”

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He got out this critter in the trap from the back of his truck for the photo. From someone else’s home.

I didn’t want my home to become Grey Gardens.

Camo Cactus

Guest blogger is friend Lisa who captured this shot when she took a walk.

Power in disguise. I should have included this image along with the real Saguaro yesterday so one could compare.

Believe me, when this “cactus” is all closed up and there is not a cherry picker parked alongside,  you’d drive right by a hundred times and not see the bolts or secret door!

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There’s a link to photos of disguised cell phone towers

So Different- 

No maple, oak or birch. 

I’d never really seen a Saguaro Cactus up close (except in movies and cartoons) until my midwinter break.

Saguaro Cactus of the Sonoran Desert- click for info about  Saguaro Cactus

  

  

  
  
  

Winter City Reflection

On the way home from the airport. Steve had picked me up. We stopped by the North Shore.

I’d just come from almost 70 degrees weather is Arizona and the winter city at dusk was such a contrast.

The beauty of winter.

IMG_4213Lone jogger on the trail along the Allegheny River.

 

IMG_4223Bill Mazeroski runs into home plate for a Pirates win- 1960 World Series

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A bit of snow highlighted Mr. Mazeroski’s shoulders

IMG_4209From the North Shore.

New York City Fire Escape

My sister sent me these photos of the fire escape outside her window. (After last weekend’s storm)  

   
  
  Thanks Mary for the guest blog.

Screen Shot

Or shot through the screen.

Early Sunday morning. 

Could be a good one for the What’s Inside? –52 in 2016 Challenge 

Saying goodbye to my daughter and grandson and Penny the golden doodle.

Headed back to the Burgh. 

Temps up to 63,  I noticed on the car thermometer reading. Felt like a Spring day.

  

Winter Afternoon Rainbows

Light through the dining room chandelier in Ohio. 

I was folding sheets and towels, fresh from the dryer.

The afternoon sun streamed in, through the window and then the dangling crystal, onto the door jamb and the sweater drying on the laundry room door. The ceiling, too. 

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The colors intense and vibrant. 

Xanadu Gallery Hosts a Vibrant Scene

Scottsdale, Arizona. My midwinter break.  Last Thursday night’s Artwalk.

We peeked in the Xanadu Gallery on Main Street and heard Pat Roberts and the Heymakers making vibrant music.

Delicious chocolate brownies and wine served in the back amidst vibrant artwork.

The weekly photo challenge is vibrant.

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Xanadu’s show is Diamonds in the Rust- features artist Dave Newman’s new works – painting shown on wall from Thunderbird Series  Dave Newman  

Musicians are Pat Roberts and the Heymakers.  Amanda Lee on bass and Tom “Hacksaw” Coulson on drums. (according the the info I found on their link-hopefully correct)

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A vibrant scene, Main Street, Scottsdale Arizona.

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I read the fine print and am not allowed to post my photos of artist Bruce Munro’s vibrant Water-Towers, at the Desert Botanical Garden but if you click on this link you can see his perfect photo of his light installation.

 

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