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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

The example posted by Cheri Lucas Rowlands was a Northern California foggy dawn.

A sunrise – a perfect beginning.

A baby, just born.

The first page of the dictionary.

The first page of the new calendar.

Once you start, more come to mind.

Beginning= possibility?  A new start.

I did not search the archives for beginnings but put the iPhone to use at breakfast-

My Saturday morning.

Here’s the beginning -

Coffee and English Muffin

The special English muffins a surprise in the Christmas mail from Ben and Susan, thanks

A New Page

A newly sharpened pencil ready to begin……

a journal entry, a letter, a poem, a novel, a list-

A single match

Begin with a single match…………..

Middle CMiddle C- “Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start….” “When you sing you begin with Do Re Mi”

Yarn BowlThe beginning of a ball of yarn in my new yarn bowl :-)


Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberty Tunnel

Note the Pirates Flag at the mouth of the Liberty Tunnel- Red ligh

Of course I posted the Pittsburgh at daybreak and then they call for GOOD MORNING challenge

Some new  some from the archives.

 

 

 

La Prima Espresso

 

 

 

 

 

 

sunrise (2)

 

 

 

sunrise (1)

School buses arrive at school

sunrise

 

Sunrise in the windows of school

Vending Machine

 

Vending machine loading at Hudson River NYC

 

 

Farm Machinery

 

Behind farm machinery in Ohio

 

 

cross countryCross country meet at Schenley Park


The Stockings Are Hung

At Big Dog Coffee on Sarah Street,  the South Side.  Ready for the season.

When I saw these stockings hanging by the fireplace, I thought it was funny.

I posted a reflection of Big Dog Coffee last November, you may remember.  A great place to meet for coffee.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

Everyday life.

Selected a dozen shots for this Weekly Photo Challenge. The photographer who created this challenge,  Jon Sanwell, suggests walking around and shooting people in a variety of settings throughout the day. One of my decisions was to mix it up, peopled and unpeopled shots but the trace of humanity in the unpeopled shots.

What I documented-

Walk the dogs, cook breakfast, make coffee, catch the school bus, sit in traffic,  run out of milk and go to the market, home repairs (thanks to Andy’s father’s screws and nails collection in her basement ceiling)feed the dog, put out the trash, buy a lottery ticket, gather with the family,dine with friends.  Everyday life can be so fine.

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Fellow bloggers respond to the challenge here

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Big Dog Coffee Shop Reflected in Their Nuova Simonelli Machine

It is a stunning and shining beauty of an Espresso machine, the Nuova Simonelli. And as I stood waiting for my coffee, I noticed the reflection of the chairs and wall. I read that they are getting ready to put up some new art so I caught it on a plain green wall day.

I love that Big Dog Coffee Shop opens at 6 AM. They make authentic conversation with you and never seemed annoyed or put out like a coffee shop I used to go to every morning(and the other place doesn’t open ’til 7AM) .  I feel welcomed, appreciated. It’s friendly but not fake.  And their coffee is delicious, too.  They are on the flats of the South Side and I teach on the slopes.  Just right.

Once our book club met in the back room.  It’s a welcoming space.  Pretty soon they will start using the fireplace, too.  I like the oatmeal bar for a splurge some days.  Big Dog Coffee is more than just the jolt of morning caffeine.  It is a joyful start to the day!


Multilayered Heart Art in a Latté = Happy Start to End the Work Week

Original latté art by Rachel at Tazza D’Oro in Highland Park.  A lovely way to start the day.

Like a little gift!  You sip it in your car, make it last, wend your way across rivers, up the slopes.  It tastes delicious.

A Day in the Life

Simple things.
Rituals.
Treating oneself
in moderation of course.
Someone does something nice for you.
You feel happy.

Captured with available light from the coffee shop window.


Six AM in the Strip District and La Prima Espresso is OPEN

A two hundred mile ahead of me so getting a bold cup of coffee (and an almond mele) seemed a great start to the trip.  The whole block was dark except for the welcoming neon and glass doors and window of La Prima Espresso and the neighboring bakery (Colangelo’s).  A standing coffee bar with the best coffee in Pittsburgh. A thought of the day on a chalkboard, written in Italian.  Italian TV playing above the barista making espresso, cappuccino, lattes. Fresh squeezed orange juice until 2 PM.  You can see the newspaper outside on the sidewalk by the front doors.

One of the most recognizable scents

I remember when I didn’t even drink coffee.
A hot cup in my hand before dawn–
all is right with the world.
Especially if it from La Prima Espresso!

A welcome sight at 6 Am Saturday morning.


Montana Made Coffee in my Pittsburgh Kitchen

I was knitting a shawl in the Spokane airport after a nice vacation with my brother and sister.  A lovely couple from Indiana sat next to me as we waited for planes and we struck up a conversation.  They had just visited their grandchildren and their daughter and son-in-law were opening a business in Lolo Montana.  A coffee business- And proud Dad gave me a card.  Which of course I didn’t find until a month later. And so I ordered a couple of pounds of beans for Erika as it is her birthday coming up and she enjoys fresh coffee.  I got the nicest note and a box with coffee beans for me from amy@hunterbay.com , thanking me for my gift purchase.  Her parents had told her about meeting me in the airport.  So today the blog is a thank you to Amy for her thoughtful gift of delicious coffee from Montana.  Click here for website. Have you heard of Moose Drool, Trout Slayer, Smoke Jumper and Praying Monk?

Fragrant Coffee Beans sent from Lolo Montana

Gourmet coffee sent from Amy K., - Matthew's cowboy hat bought in Okanogan a couple of summers ago and an old German coffee grinder on the kitchen table.


Sunday Scrambled Eggs and Biscuits on Fiestaware at Joan’s

There was honey from Argentina for the biscuits.

There was honey from Argentina for the biscuits.


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