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Posts tagged “Black and Gold

Three Dog Ride – Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

Three Dog Ride

Three Dog Ride in Central Park NYC

WordPress puts out the Weekly Photo Challenge and this week it is UNIQUE.

 I tried to find photos that seemed a tad quirky and not an everyday shot.

Some may be familiar to you if you follow the blog. One of a kind?

Fun to go fishing for some examples for unique.

At the Penguin Tank-  Zoo

Some kids watching the Penguins at the Zoo. No relation!

Work Boots Planter

Work Boots Planter on Arlington Ave. Pittsburgh

Tree Stump Grinch

Tree Stump Grinch

Food Truck Night Boa Constrictor

At the Food Truck Festival in Columbus. Still don’t get why you’d walk around with a Boa Constrictor draped around yourself.

Carrot Duo

Why I photographed the twisted carrots on this placemat is beyond me……

Fuzzy Dice and Crazy Hat

Fuzzy Dice in the Fourth of July Parade
Lewis Center, Ohio

Black and Gold Rosary

Black and Gold Rosary in Bloomfield Religious Store  (STEELERS colors for those who don’t live here)

 

 

 

 

Unique Backpack at the Food Truck Festival Columbus OH

Unique Backpack at the Food Truck Festival Columbus OH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink Toilet in the Snow

Pink Toilet in the Snow

 

Kiss My Grits Santa in Roanoke VA

Kiss My Grits Santa in Roanoke VA

 

 

Looks like a stone table in the street

Looks like a stone table in the street


‘Twas the Night Before Superbowl, Fans Asleep in Their Beds-Visions of a 7th Ring, Float in Their Heads

But not overconfident. Just hopeful.  And the Packers fans are dreaming the same vision I’m sure.  (Actually photographed Thursday night Feb 3rd.)

Settling Down for a Long Winter’s Nap

And then you turn on the TV-
warm up
for the big game.
Have to wait all weekend long.
A two hour delay for Monday–
school, already called!

View of Homestead Over the Mon

Heard Giant Eagle was packed and fans are loading up their carts with salsa, ribs and Tostitos and chips.   Iron City and Yuengling, some Penn Pilsner at the Beer Distributor– you can’t purchase beer in the grocery store in Pennsylvania.  Fans are careful to follow rituals and are aware that their actions might jinx the outcome. Some can’t stand to watch.


Groundhog Sports Black and Gold Beads

Happy Groundhog’s Day. A friend sent an email of a groundhog finding a Lombardi trophy as a shadow.

You can click here for all the serious information from the official website in Punxsutawney PA.

I hear there are some competitors around the country but Phil lives close by ….   “If Candlemas be fair and clear, there’ll be two winters in the year.”       or this poem from Wikipedia “In Scotland the tradition may also derive from an English poem:

As the light grows longer
The cold grows stronger
If Candlemas be fair and bright
Winter will have another flight
If Candlemas be cloud and rain
Winter will be gone and not come again
A farmer should on Candlemas day
Have half his corn and half his hay
On Candlemas day if thorns hang a drop
You can be sure of a good pea crop

not sure about the shadow. Will find out in the morning. Spring or more winter?

One year(1990) my sister and I went to Punxsutawney to see Phil the groundhog. Pre-Groundhog Day movie.


Steelers Train at S. W. Randall Toys Downtown Pittsburgh

Big game Saturday afternoon against the Ravens. Go Steelers!  This Steelers train goes around and around in the toy store window.  Waited until it came around to catch the engine.  Everyone is psyched to watch on Saturday and it’s Black and Gold Day in the city on Friday.   Matthew and Mary will be at Ship of Fools Sports Bar in NYC watching, before he heads back to Croatia.  Check out S.W. Randalls in Shadyside,  for quality toys. Mark, Matthew and Laura used to browse and shop there after school when we lived on Howe Street in ’89-’91.  Two floors of every LEGO. Playmobil and doll you can envision!

Playoff game 4:30 Saturday. GO STEELERS.


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