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HERE WE GO! Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Jets Playoff Game- Single Digits on the Thermometer Predicted

Pittsburgh Steelers Spirit 20

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Reporting from Pittsburgh- I put myself on assignment.       Saturday morning I was thinking about a post for Sunday’s game.  It was all blue sky and about ten degrees.  Got out of bed and drove through the Strip District on my way down to Heinz Field.  The guy who sold me the Croatian STEELERSFan T-shirts last year agreed to a shot. Fans lined up for breakfast outside DeLuca’s.   Dumptrucks were being filled with snow from the stadium parking lots. Rows of Porta-Potties stood empty, waiting for the Sunday tailgaters. Up in the stands I saw an army spreading salt left and right.  Went for coffee in Aspinwall afterwards and ended in the J & W Variety Store (EST. 1969)  where I purchased a tiny 99 cents pencil sharpener. Lots of STEELERS gear and accessories for sale. I asked if it would be okay if I photographed the display and the proprietor said – Sure!      Handed me a complimentary HERE WE GO button as I left.  Everyone’s pumped!  I read a letter to the editor (5th one down)in the Post-Gazette from the guy in the New England End Zone Militia asking us to drown out the JETS fans and win!   Similar to the players message to the fans click here- BE LOUD!!


Trees Before Leaves

J drove me to this little park in Aspinwall, overlooking the Highland Park Bridge.  No dogs allowed so she waited in the car.  Shooting into the sun, the timing was off, so blocked the sun with a trunk.  Plan to  shoot the bridge from this vantage point a different day.

Before the trees sprout leaves, sunlight through the branches

Sunlight shines through the tree branches, impending Spring.


Front Porch Still-Life at Dusk

Old seltzer bottles, a birdcage, the texture of the wicker, some stained glass at dusk.  J’s front porch with the sun sinking behind.  Condensation inside the old glass, the metal tops. Artists usually arrange inanimate objects to create a still-life to paint or draw. This was already there, waiting. But then it is an artist’s house.

Still Life, a grouping of inanimate objects arranged in a pleasing composition

Setting sun through old turquoise and plain glass seltzer bottles


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