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Windows 3 – Connie, Esther’s Hobby, Olga, Poet’s House, Oakmont Bakery, View from a Bus

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge Theme: Windows

Making the theme last all week? I  photograph a lot of windows.

Here is another  gallery
Connie at ChumleysNew York City Chumley’s Historic Pub After the Fire

 

Esther's HobbyEsther’s Hobby Shop  Millvale PA

Olga Stained Glass

St. John’s Chrysostom Byzantine – Columbus, Ohio- St. Olga Window

 

 

 

Poet's HousePoet’s House New York City

 

Merry Christmas Window

Merry Christmas Window Pittsburgh PA

 

 

Brooklyn Bridge from Jane's Carousel

 

Brooklyn Bridge from Jane’s Carousel  Dumbo, Brooklyn NYC

 

 

conservatory Columbus

 

Franklin Conservatory Columbus Ohio

 

 

Flag and U of Pitt

University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning on the Horizon from Arlington

 

 

Freedom tower

Freedom Tower from my sister’s apartment window

 

 

graduation party

 

Graduation Party Window

 

 

 

 

 

Rocking Horse WindowRocking Horse Penn Avenue Garfield Neighborhood Pittsburgh PA

 

Oakmont Bakery

Oakmont Bakery Oakmont PA

snacks in windowSnacks in the Window New York City

 

 

window dresserWindow Dresser New York City Fifth Avenue

 

 

Bus window

Bus Window on Field Trip


Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

Michael and Murphy

Michael and Murphy

 

 

Home Game Home Plate

Home Game Home Plate

Homes on Hillcrest

Homes on Hillcrest

Steve and the Newpaper

Steve and the Newpaper

Croatian Homes and Roman Ruins

Croatian Homes and Roman Ruins

In the Sun Room in Omaha

In the Sun Room in Omaha

Beechwood Boulevard Home

Beechwood Boulevard Home

Maura and Mark at Home Asleep

Maura and Mark at Home Asleep

Christmas Home

Christmas Home

At Home Before Church

At Home Before Church

She's Leaving Home

She’s Leaving Home

Over the Top Home in Daylight

Over the Top Home in Daylight

Running to Home

Running to Home

 

Neighbor's Home in a Lawn Ball

Neighbor’s Home in a Lawn Ball

I can’t believe it took me so long to start responding to the Weekly Photo Challenges.  All those challenges unanswered.

This week is home.   The WordPress Weekly Challenge allows me to go through some archived files and think about the theme.

What I’m drawn to. What caught my eye.

No shortage of photos to post for home this week.

When I drive into my driveway after work I feel I am truly home.  What makes you feel at home?

The gallery option isn’t really cooperating for me today. (Ooops. I read in the article  Are You Boring? Seven Tips for Knowing if You ‘re Boring Someone  on the Happiness Project  blog by Gretchen Rubin to never  mention computer problems)

 


Madison and 57th, Looking West

A week of bright shining stars.

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination inspired me to post twice and then I received these photos in my email.

I love it when my friends, family and followers respond with a photograph.

My college friend/ artist/ photographer Joyce Grasso sent this to me.  I wrote back and she graciously consented to be guest blogger. 

Shot through a car window with a cell phone.  Last Spring my sister and I met Joyce at MOMA and toured the Cindy Sherman exhibit.

Thanks for sharing your illumination capture of the star in New York City, Joyce!

 

 

 

 

 

photo 3

 

 

 

 

 

Star NYC

 


Angel Lava Lamp

No kidding.

Plugged in and sitting on top of the piano at Mark and Erika’s house.

And I found myself watching it for a long time, the sparkles rising and falling, catching the light.  Now photographing it was a challenge.

Too much light and the sparkles disappeared.

I was fascinated by the glittery colors inside floating and glimmering. This is the best I could capture it.  I thought it was a lot of fun.

 

angel lava lamp


Setting the Table for Sunday Breakfast

The holly bush outside provide a few branches.  Photo by iPhone.

 I have 3 Christmas plates in the Naif pattern but they made it feel festive.

Menu was scrambled eggs with a bit of extra sharp Cabot cheddar, toast.  Coffee and orange juice. The tangerines looked beautiful but the taste was a bit disappointing.

Nothing fancy, simple but good. And the individual butter dishes from my elegant friend J in Omaha. They inspire me to entertain.

Filled with Irish Kerrygold Butter! You can’t go wrong with Irish butter.IMG_6397


Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong

A flag in tatters.   Montclair, New Jersey.  Corner of Claremont and Valley Road.  A revolutionary marker at the site commemorating George Washington’s Temporary Headquarters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parking on the wrong side of the street, going the opposite direction of traffic.  Some neighborhoods ticket for this offense.

No Cardboard (you may have seen this one before)

No Parking in New York City. Just over the line.

Looks like the light is red but perhaps it was flashing

 

 

 

 

Green Eggs.                                                                And other interpretations for this week’s photo challenge may be seen here

 

 

 

 

 


Santa Claus on April Fool’s Day

Taken at lunchtime on Friday April first.  You worry the homeowner might be ill or injured and can’t get out on the roof to take down Christmas.  A gray sky but a cheery Santa face. Reminds me of the Coca-Cola ads.    I’ve watched and wondered how long Santa will be up there.  I’ve had Christmas up a long time myself, inside the house.  But not into April. Ever. The front hallway always seems so bare when the garland comes down.  


Deflated Inflatable on Way Home from School

One Last Santa Spring Street Porch Rooftop Thursday 1/28/10


Lights Off/Lights On- Blinking Christmas House

Wonder what the electric bill is this month for this family?


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