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Archive for October, 2009

Halloween Night Sky

Halloween Night Sky

Taken From Porch Where I Passed Out Treats


South Side Sidewalk Find Last Saturday Morning

Party Hat Saturday Morning

What is the story behind the abandoned party hat?


Autumn Tree, Anna called it a Tomato Tree, JB says Persimmon,Sand HIll Berry Farm

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Autumn Tree at Sand Hill Berry Farm


Waders and a Potato in a Truck Bed Parked on the South Side-Pittsburgh

Okay the waders are for fishing. But what about the potato?  Just sitting there in the parked truck Saturday morning.

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Gone Fishing or Planning to Go


Sand Hill Berry Farm Cider Press- Bushels of Apples- October Sunday-Mt. Pleasant, PA

Red Currants and Red Raspberries their specialty, not to mention the gooseberries to make jam.  Raspberry pies, and free raspberry sundaes. We roasted hot dogs over a fire, and marshmallows to make smores.  Autumn color in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania is hard to beat. The barn was filled with the smell of apples.

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Apples wait to be pressed into cider.

 

 


South Side Sidewalk Scene Saturday Morning-Get Your News Here- Wait, there isn’t an outlet for the plug!

How They Get Their News on the SouthSide Sidewalk in Pittsburgh

How They Get Their News on the SouthSide Sidewalk in Pittsburgh


Cake Cones at the Beehive Saturday Morning-Memories of Childhood

Choose your flavor.  Even though it was a fall day with the leaves blowing all over the South Side, these empty cones looked inviting.

Cake Cones at the Beehive


Two Historic Landmarks of Incongruent Architecture and Style-Cedarburg Wisconsin

Cedarburg Wisconsin is a lovely town full of perfect brick stores.  This massive landmark is the mill built in 1855.  And the Pagoda(1926) was once a service station, now converted into a jewelry store.  We stared across the street a long time trying to understand how the pagoda got built right next to the mill-“Wadham’s Oil and Grease Company of Milwaukee” was one of the first business to have a distinctive  and recognizable brand with these filling stations and there aren’t many examples left!  You have to go to Cedarburg and see these two together to fully appreciate the scene.  I checked and there is a similar photo on wikipedia but the blue sky with the white cloud sky in mine appeals to me!

Diverse Architectural Styles Right Next to One Another

Diverse Architectural Styles Right Next to One Another


What I Found on Sidewalk by the Dumpster at School

I think it was the platform shoe.  I tried to imagine the owner of the missing limb. One day I saw a blue plastic crucifix and a spork on the ground by the dumpster.  Photographed that on my phone.  When I travel between buildings and arrive I am frequently amazed at the trash contents that spill over the edge onto the ground.  Used a wax paper sandwich bag to pick it up and photograph later in the afternoon as had to get to class- so it was not in its original spot but I was worried someone else would delight in the unusual found object.

Who do you think this leg belonged to?

Who do you think this leg belonged to?


Earth Mover and Autumn Tree a Close Match But No Mike Mulligan in Sight

Steam Shovels live on in storybooks as Mary Anne in the Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Burton.  Modern day road work accomplished by high tech vehicles. This one parked by the side of the road as they install a Traffic Light at the corner of Old State Road and Lewis Center Road.

Saturday Afternoon and the Road Work Vehicles are Parked Right in Front of this Tree

Saturday Afternoon and the Road Work Vehicles are Parked Right in Front of this Tree


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