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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

Fleeting- lasting for a very short time. 

Laura’s 21st birthday.

August 2004.

We stopped in Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor , originally a Pharmacy in the 1920’s, in the Strip District -Pittsburgh, on Saturday afternoon.  (You might remember Laura as a bride last November and then the recent wedding photos  6 months later.)

The proprietor held a candle for her as she blew it out. Aunt Mary looked on.  A fleeting moment. 

For past challenges I have listed everyone and then some pingbacks were getting sent to their spam.

I will add the ones I have received so far and hopefully none go to their spam.

Fleeting Moments from a few of the fellow bloggers I follow- Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

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Fourdeeroak

Nellibell49

TheUrgetoWander

Thirdeyemom

Travelmonkey

Wheresmytback

ModesofFlight

Children’sbooksandmore

Myphotoyear2012

Cedric

Patti

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Parmesan Crusted Onions Baked in a Brick Oven and My Lunch

My DIL and I went to lunch while the kids were at two different day camps today.

I photographed the food with my iPhone. Used available light.

We started with these delicious Parmesan Crusted Baked Onions.  So soft and  the tang and salt of the Parmesan offset the sweetness.

Regular white onions. I asked. Baked four times.

Erika was able to order from their gluten free menu.  I ate the Goat Cheese Ravioli with Cabbage, Pancetta and Mushrooms on top.

On the right is the Chopped House Salad.

Oh yes, the restaurant?  Marcella’s in Polaris.  They have another location in Short North.


Jack Runs to First Base AND Guest Blogs

This is Jack. You might remember him as Superman just a few months ago. The red cape is folded up and put away these days. He’s headed for Kindergarten in the fall. How quickly they grow up.
Photo one is Wednesday night T-Ball game between the Mets and the Yankees. Shooting into the sun.

And for the guest blog portion of today’s post………

Photo two- Jack set up the sock monkeys for a photo in his dad’s chair.

He took it with the iPhone with no help from me. He told me “they smiled real good”. The kids see me photographing and it is something they want to do. He took three shots.


I Begged My Mother to Buy It When I Was a Kid

My  mother was into homemade whole wheat bread with wheat germ added. She’d scald milk, boil water, crumble a cake of yeast. Knead and knead, place it in an oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel, let  rise, punch it down, rest – then shape the loaves.

Let them rise again. this time in battered aluminum bread pans covered lightly with waxed paper.

The aroma filled the house and after it was baked we’d eat a slice with butter and honey when it was still warm.

What I would give to have my mother make a couple of loaves again, turn them out of the greased bread pans. Saw off a slice with a serrated edge.

But when I was a kid, I saw a big white truck with red and yellow and bright blue balloons all over it.  WONDER BREAD.  I wanted my mother to buy WONDER BREAD.  I’d eaten it somewhere and was fascinated you could roll it into a ball!  Hard to believe but true.  I begged my mother to buy WONDER BREAD.  Oh how I longed for the colorful balloons on the wrapper.

Embarrassing to admit, but true.

She never did.

I saw this sign by the abandoned Wonder Bread Bakery in Columbus OH.  ( click to read about construction of Wonder Bread LOFTS that started four days ago)

You can see the height by the telephone pole and building top.


Michael (6) Airborne

Diving meet Monday afternoon.  I cannot tell you which dive this is or what the degree of difficulty is.

I like the pool’s reflected light on his skin.  His other grandmother is taping all of the diving competition for the Olympic Trials to inspire the 3 grandchildren who dive. They sure start them young!

It was a beautiful day and could even be called “chilly”. Michael received a ribbon for 3rd place in his age group.


What Mark Did With My Camera When I Went to the Concession Stand

Mark, will you hold my camera while I take Maura to the concession stand?

Scroll down and see the Stop Action Video,  These are all stills I put into iMovie to make a stop action clip with all the photos Mark shot while he held my camera.

We were disappointed that Mark’s HS friend and daughter and his parents couldn’t make it.  A flight cancellation due to thunderstorms in NYC put the squash on the long awaited weekend plan.

It was a hot afternoon

 Mark holding Maura and Anna on the Roberto Clemente Bridge approach. Maura had just been awakened in the car when we arrived at the park. I had fun buying team regalia for the family in the Strip District the day before they came to town.

Mark photographed me with my granddaughters by Willie Stargell statue

 Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers.

Headed for the car in the garage.


St. Paul Cathedral at Night- Pittsburgh PA

Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Looked like Europe to me. I was surprised to see it so bright as I guess I haven’t driven this route at night lately.

After the poetry reading at Pitt,  I was driving by last Thursday night and noticed the illuminated facade so drove around the block and photographed the cathedral at night.

The building history is available here.  The date of the building on their website is 1906.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

Limiting myself to a single image, shot on my iPhone at school.  I like to document their artwork.

Teaching art to K-8 students, I had many choices.

I am posting this first grader’s response to the question What is Your Favorite Thing About School? 

Here are some fellow bloggers responses to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

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  1. WordPress Photo Challenge: Create « A year in the Life
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge – Create | Chittle Chattle
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge – Create | Just Snaps
  4. Not Average Enough
  5. Photo Challenge: Create your own aquarium | La Mandraka
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create – Mexico « Wanderlustress
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition
  8. Create: Urban Decay (Weekly Photo Challenge) « aparnanairphotography
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create | Four Deer Oak
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create | Figments of a Dutchess
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create | Wind Against Current
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge – Create | Creative Hotch Potch
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « Healthcare Updates
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « Last Train to QVille
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « The Urge To Wander
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create | Creativity Aroused
  17. Create « Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « Words And Peace
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « Cee’s Life Photography Blog
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « Beijing City Photo 2
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create | Andy in Oman
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge – Create – Just a lil’ lost…
  23. weekly photo challenge: create « The potato blog
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « mariesophoto
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « weird & cool stuff seen while out & about
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge – Create II « The Urge To Wander
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « artistisk
  28. Last Thoughts: Create (the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge) « The Positive Page
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « Portugal in Pictures
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create | a hectic life
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « The World According to Me…
  32. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: CREATE « Francine In Retirement
  33. Wilderness Escapades « Escapade – an adventure that runs counter to approved or conventional conduct
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create | bekahdu handmade
  35. graffiti « primo piano
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « Tacts Blog
  37. The Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « the thirdeyeworld
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « colderweather
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create | Mae East
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create | thirdeyemom
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « e-Shibin
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Create « FLYNN’s Posts
  43. weekly photo challenge: create « a nomad in the land of nizwa
  44. weekly photo challenge: create « whatever a moon has always meant
  45. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: Create – Rosettes « mywordwall

 

 

 

 


The Book Loft of German Village – Columbus OH – Independent Bookstore

Not many independent booksellers left in my city of Pittsburgh.

If you come to Columbus, Ohio you must visit this bookstore. In fact, plan a trip to Columbus so you can go to this bookstore.

Thirty-two rooms of books!

 I spent most of time in the children’s section but you could lose yourself for hours in any one of the sections- travel, cookbooks, business, art, mystery, fiction, bestsellers, biography, magazines…..

My DIL’s friend, Christina, recommended it as I had some time in the city after dropping my granddaughter and her daughter off for Writing Camp at the Thurber House, but that is another whole post.

 Laura and I had lunch at the Brown Bag Deli and after I took her back to work, I followed her directions and found the Book Loft. The number 631 was the same number as my parents home so that was fun.

It is an Independent Bookstore  and here is their link- The Book Loft of German Village 

My big purchase of the day was 4 Advent Calendars from Germany which reminded me of growing up and when we lived in Germany, too. I got an iced coffee at Cup O Joe next door.  The building is pre Civil War and there is more info about it on their website. Left in time to drive back to pick up the girls from camp and they were so excited after taking a field trip to the Topiary Park Garden.

Summer vacation is in full swing!


Inspired by Three of My Favorite Fellow Bloggers

You’ve read their comments on my blogs.  Flat Ruthie has been fortunate to  have been hosted by all three bloggers.

I’ve posted links to their photographs and recipes for some wonderful dishes.

It’s summer vacation and I’ve a bit more time on my hands. Have a plan to try some new recipes and what better way than to experiment with fellow bloggers posts of beautiful and delicious dishes.

And my daughter-in-law’s kitchen makes me feel like I’m on a cooking show! Six burner stove and all.

When I forwarded her the recipe for Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Citrus she agreed it would be good for dinner and we had all the ingredients, including fresh tarragon from her garden.  You can get the recipe at Rufus Food and Spirits Guide  and see a great looking photo of Greg’s Roast Chicken. I am already behind as yesterday Katherine posted a Blue Crab Dip recipe and today it is stuffed zucchini. I can’t keep up!

And a nod to Chicago John as I attempted to make the garlic cloves fall onto my keyboard but was unsuccessful! (see his posts of berries and an earlier one of peas at his blog From the Bartolini Kitchens ) Watch for a future post as I make homemade pasta for the first time.

Food photography is a challenge unless I’m just shooting what I’m eating.  When I try to set something up, think too much about it and what I am trying to accomplish,  it’s stressful.

People as subjects seem easier than assembled ingredients.

 By the way the aroma alone is worth the cooking effort for this recipe.

Divine! and delicious. The kids loved it!  So thanks to Greg and Katherine and Chicago John.


No Yard for the Sign


Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

Godmother and Goddaughter- (Lala in her Cheesecake Factory days with the tie)

More than close being “near- meaning very little space between”  I was choosing based on close “as in relationship and feeling.”

Brothers toasting before a wedding.

And 100 fellow bloggers define close in photography in a variety of ways.  Check some out!

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  1. Close: A French Couple (Weekly Photo Challenge) « aparnanairphotography
  2. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « A year in the Life
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge – Close | Chittle Chattle
  4. Weekly Phot Challenge – Close « Teepe’s weblog
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Fenland Photos
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close | Tay in Europe
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « FLYNN’s Posts
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « rg riles writes rigorously
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close | Wind Against Current
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close | Creativity Aroused
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « The Urge To Wander
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge – Close | Just Snaps
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close – Mexico « Wanderlustress
  14. Close « bukaningrat ™
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « mariesophoto
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Words And Peace
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: A moment to be close | La Mandraka
  18. Weekly photo challenge, my first time… | Not Average Enough
  19. Not Average Enough
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close, Take Two | Wind Against Current
  21. Close | Figments of a Dutchess
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close | Bebe’s Kitchen
  23. Close « Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « artistisk
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close | colderweather
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Rois
  27. The Weekly Photo Challenge: Close | thirdeyemom
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Transplantednorth’s Blog
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « weird & cool stuff seen while out & about
  30. בוקר טוב – Good morning! « Cardinal Guzman
  31. The Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « the thirdeyeworld
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: CLOSE « Ink.
  33. The Weekly Photo Challenge: Close (take 2) | thirdeyemom
  34. Last thoughts: Close (the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge) « The Positive Page
  35. Too Close | Figments of a Dutchess
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « acieartikulasi
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge – Close – Just a lil’ lost…
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close | The Way I Live Naturally
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Healthcare Updates
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close | a hectic life
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « The World According to Me…
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Disorderly Chickadee
  43. Close.. « piran café
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Tacts Blog
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close | StandingStill
  46. “Weekly Photo Challenge: Close” « Zeebra Designs & Destinations
  47. Four Deer Oak
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close | Lonely Travelog
  49. Just for Shits & Giggles: WordPress Photo Challenge: Close | Divine Lunacy
  50. Just for Shits & Giggles: WordPress Photo Challenge: Close | Divine Lunacy
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Knitting, reading, photography, and maybe more
  52. Just a Simple Warning: Don’t Get Close to this Bored Cockatoo Bird! « Simply Charming
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge CLOSE | Project 365 Challenge in 2012
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Colour Me Happy
  55. Weekly photo challenge ~ Close | holistic complications
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close | My Sardinian Life | La Mia Vita Sarda
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge – Close « Just Fletcher
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « mudpieville
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « The Sacred Cave
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge:Close « So where’s the snow?
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Monochrome
  62. Weekly photo challenge: Close « Alice through the Macro Lens
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge “Close” | Campanulla Della Anna
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « MaanKind
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « The Incredible Lightness of Seeing
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: CLOSE… | Mirth and Motivation
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Mike Hardisty Photography
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge – Close « This…That…. and whatever else I can think of…
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Inside Out Cafe
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Misk Cooks
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Beijing City Photo 2
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge : Close | Selaksa Kata
  73. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « sianakdesa
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close | Nature in the Burbs
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « jeff sinon photography
  76. Laid back cat | Pseu’s Blog
  77. Photo Challenge : Close « a weirder fetish
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: CLOSE (Ground&Sky) « A drifter off to see the world
  79. Weekly photo challenge: CLOSE (Brother and Sister) « Pictures in living color
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close | Mae East
  81. Weekly challenge: Close | Anotherdayinparadise2’s Blog
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge : Close « Mystiic
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Cee’s Life Photography Blog
  84. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close | A Number of Things
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  89. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close | Ingset’s Blog
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  97. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Observations
  98. Flaming June | Pseu’s Blog
  99. Weekly Photo Challenge: Close « Last Train to QVille
  100. close-up « yi-ching lin photography


For My Son on Father’s Day

Last year my Father’s Day post was honoring my father and this year I am honoring my son who is a wonderful father (along with Erika their wonderful mom)  to the four children pictured-  Anna, Michael, Jack (John) and Maura.

Murphy is an important part of clan so while I watched the kids tonight and we were playing in the back yard I tried to get a shot of each of them for the Father’s Day post, the 1000th post!

Happy Father’s Day Mark!.  love, Mom

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Without the 3-D Glasses, the Movie’s Blurry

Girls night at the Dollar Theatre (well more than a dollar but weeknights it is 1.75!) Maura on a booster, Erika, Anna and Laura.  

Last day of school, two art rooms cleaned and packed up until mid-August.  Time to relax and enjoy.

Today is the 999th post so tomorrow it will be one thousand.

Marking summer with a brighter header of the city,  taken June 14th.

 


Celebrating 39 Years of Teaching!

It’s hard to keep this friend anonymous since her name is on the cake. In chocolate letters!

Ellen is a blog follower and I hope she doesn’t mind….

Colleagues, family and friends gathered together to honor Ellen today.  Effusive praise and accolades aren’t  what Ellen would wish for but let me just say – there are thousands of students who have benefitted from having been taught by her in her classroom.

I didn’t see the smiley face on the cake until I looked at the photos.

 Jean-Marc Chatellier baked this and decorated it so beautifully. It tasted delicious, too.

(You remember the colorful macarons?)

Enjoy your retirement Ellen. You deserve every happiness!  A job well done.


When a Dog Smiles at the Camera

You have to take a picture. I asked the owner’s permission.  She looked as if she had just been on a run or about to go on one with some friends.

His name is Oliver!

Oliver is a Heinz 57 mutt and he was smiling for the camera!

He’s six months old and has that puppy energy and enthusiasm.  What a happy guy.

I’d just come out of the end of the year faculty meeting/gathering at the Hofbrauhaus on the edge of  South Side Works near the riverfront trail.

So thanks Oliver (and your owner also- sorry I didn’t get your name)

I know Murphy smiles for the camera, too.

What a great personality!  


Locker Contents

Wednesday is the last day with students- Friday the last day of school for the year.

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Green-Tipped Straightneck- Organic Baby Squash

Bought from the Farmer’s Market in East Liberty Monday afternoon.  In haste.  It started to pour.  Will get the name of the vendor next week!

Green-tipped straightneck squash and a few baby zucchini. I liked the green-tips which looked as if the squash ends were dipped in green paint.


Butter- Salted or Un

A variety of butter in the Dairy Case of the Clintonville Community Market in Clintonville Ohio. (walking distance from Laura and James’ home)

Minerva Dairy Amish Butter is on the right and Hartzler Family Dairy butter  ( from Wooster, OH) on the left.

Just last Thursday I ate dinner at a friend’s and she told me that someone told her, “Butter is love.”

A year ago this month the butter sculptor and “butter cow lady” from Iowa, Norma Lyon, passed away and her obituary is in the New York Times.

The butter in this photo was captured in early April. When we lived in Germany the commissary sold Danish butter and I see my family buying Irish butter these days.

What’s your favorite butter?


Six Months After the Wedding

I couldn’t be the mother-of-the-bride AND the wedding photographer last November and their photographer did a fine job but I wanted to photograph the bride and groom myself.

Laura and James agreed to let me shoot some “wedding” pictures on another occasion. Not exactly a Trash the Dress shoot. James knew some good spots to go to in the city.  When he asked me I said I wanted the mood to be urban sophisticated.

Turns out it is almost 6 months later.  It was not stressful or pressured and we had a relaxing time together.  Even returned to the field as the sun started to set to get a different light, something not possible on a wedding day when everyone at the reception is waiting for the bridal party.

Costco white roses for 16.99 with some white floral tape and ribbon and a floral pin from JoAnn’s another ten dollars but the flowers added to the shoot. I had a boutonnière for James and promptly cut the flower head right off as I tried to pin it into his lapel.  So much for props..

People called Congratulations and honked their horns, cheered them on and told them they looked nice. Laura said if you want to feel good about yourself, put on a wedding gown and walk down the city street.   I asked them what was the best part about being married.  And I asked them what is the worst part of being married.  Their answers were forthright, frank and touched my heart.

Afterwards we ate at Giorgio’s in Clintonville.  They changed before we went.

Laura said, “I like a little direction” so I said Jump on three. One, two, THREE.

I had to ask what the name of the river is. Scioto.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Friendship

The sunflowers are a gift from a friend.

This photograph was taken in the art room today on my iPhone.  Most of the middle schoolers were on a trip. After lunch I had a few who didn’t get to attend.  This wonderful painting was created by a young man named Scott.  He painted the sunflowers a friend had brought me.

I didn’t want to leave the flowers at home alone so took them with me to school. They were so vibrant and summery.

Oh, the unexpected surprise of the gift of flowers from a good friend.

Friday after school,  I put the bouquet on the front seatand when I arrived at my son and DIL’s home  and took them out of the car, my granddaughter ran down the hill of the front yard to greet me and said excitedly when she saw them, “Oh we studied that artist! ”  Later in the craft store she picked up a Starry Night Umbrella and told me it was the same artist as the Sunflowers. She’s 8 1/2 and just completed second grade Tuesday.

Thanks for the flowers, friend.  I thought it would cheer you to see them in Scott’s painting.

(And that eyeball glaring from the chair is from the cover of a book that belongs to Scott’s classmate and friend, J, who told me he has checked out the photos on this blog!  Cool. )

To see other responses to the weekly photo challenge click here


Rusty the Long Hair Dachshund Chases a Spot of Light

While in the middle of a friend’s photo shoot of vintage clothing, her mother’s long haired dachshund started following my watch reflection and chased it all around.  I’ve never seen a dog exhibit this behavior.  Trying to capture it was spontaneous and difficult as the watch was on my left wrist and the camera in my right hand.  No chance to focus. It was just happening. Stop action seemed the best way to try and show the motion. Min Pin Tigger makes a cameo appearance.Wish I had a real video to show it better.


How to Keep Four Children Entertained at the Motel

Well, three of them.

You know how I love to capture those candids.  When electronic devices are involved they’re in another place and pay no attention to me and my camera.  Shot in October 2009 but when I found it today it made me chuckle.


Fresh Baked Pies on Handmade Ceramic Pie Stands at the Farmer’s Market

(I am posting this with our dear friend Rob in mind . You might remember he guest blogged for National Pie Day when he was a pie judge) 

Okay, I posted the donut for National Donut Day and then yesterday’s baked goods upgrade of the elegant French macarons.

Today it is the fresh baked pies. Fresh Baked Pies from Annie Oakley’s Kitchen that is!

Meet Annie the owner of Annie Oakley’s Kitchen and her sister-in-law Christa, who is a pie apprentice.  They were sporting company shirts and aprons and selling delicious looking pies at the South Side Farmer’s Market on Carson Street.

I loved that they had a box of forks so you could dig right in after purchase.

Annie the pie maker on the left and Christa (sister-in-law) the pie apprentice on the right.

And Mom, Bryna, is the ceramicist who created the pie/cake stands for the display.  She also makes ceramic pie plates for sale.

What a fun booth they had set up in the Farmer’s Market on Carson Street.  They are at the Whitehall Farmer’s Market on Mondays.

I sampled the apple butter which she sells on ETSY  for just $4 a jar.

I bought two small strawberry rhubarb pies for $5 which was a sweet deal.


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