"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Posts tagged “family

Be Tweet- #SB50 #Doritos #Entry

I posted a photo for the contest that started about an hour ago and goes until the final whistle at the end of the Super Bowl.

If you have a twitter account, please like my photo and retweet. Thank you blog followers. At home with the DORITOS. IMG_5644Waiting for kickoff!

Thanks blog followers.

 


Screen Shot

Or shot through the screen.

Early Sunday morning. 

Could be a good one for the What’s Inside? –52 in 2016 Challenge 

Saying goodbye to my daughter and grandson and Penny the golden doodle.

Headed back to the Burgh. 

Temps up to 63,  I noticed on the car thermometer reading. Felt like a Spring day.

  


Winter Afternoon Rainbows

Light through the dining room chandelier in Ohio. 

I was folding sheets and towels, fresh from the dryer.

The afternoon sun streamed in, through the window and then the dangling crystal, onto the door jamb and the sweater drying on the laundry room door. The ceiling, too. 

Vibrant gallery 2

   
    
  
The colors intense and vibrant. 


Letters at Home

ALPHABET : The Weekly Photo Challenge

I looked around the house and found letters in several places.

IMG_5087Old wooden baby blocks on my desk in the front hallway.

 

 

IMG_5088Alphabet rubber stamps I used to use in the Art Room, dust and all.

 

IMG_5085

Plastic canvas and yarn baby blocks I stitched for my son Mark in 1976.

 

Crewel Alphabet Sampler I stitched in 1975.  If I could have removed the linen from under the glass with ease, I would have done so for a better photo .

 

 

 


52 in 2016- Week #1 Reflection

The other day I was reading Say it With a Camera blog.   Mike Hardisty’s accomplishment of 52 in 2015 intrigued me.    I read about how to participate in the weekly themed challenge.  The part that appealed to me is you have to take photographs during the week of the theme- no archived shots.  I read the rules of the group and signed on the participate in the 52 in 2016 Challenge and Day 1 of Week 1 is Monday January 4th.

I like the idea of a new goal in photography. Actively working on something different.  A challenge.

Week #1 theme is reflection.  Today I was watching my grandson Charlie while his mom, Laura, was packing away the Christmas tablecloth and cleaning up the kitchen. She had just polished the electric kettle and I was standing there in her kitchen and thought, reflection.

 

Reflection Week #1


Circle: Charlie’s First Christmas Tree

Cheri Lucas Rowlands presented the Weekly Photo Challenge

 Circle “you might consider what this familiar shape represents: the cycle of life and death, infinity, perfection, and more.”

As I pulled down Laura and James’ driveway, I saw the Christmas tree at the curb, ready for pick-up. 

Charlie’s first Christmas tree.

He was six months old on Christmas Day.

  I put the emergency brake on, got out and saw the blogpost photo for the weekly photo challenge.

  

Update Monday afternoon : So I went and bought a saw at Loews this morning and cut a slice off the bottom to make an ornament for next year’s tree. Thanks Julia for the idea. 

  


Ice Skating Saturday Night

Jack was invited to an  birthday party at the ice skating rink. He was so excited.   Mark took him.

We came an hour later for “free skate” but I didn’t don skates.

A good photo op for Grandma, who happened to have the real camera, not just the iPhone.

Lots of reflections, not enough light or too much light.

Made adjustments.

On the way home I got to photograph a brightly lit house display as I was in the passenger seat.

ice skating family

 

 

 

xmas house ohio


My Year 2015 in Photos

Thank you for visiting the blog and clicking the ‘like’  button and/or leaving some good words.  I appreciate your taking the time to look at the photographs.  If you’ve been with me this year, you’ve already seen these images but after reading the Annual Review of my Blogging Year from WordPress, I wanted to capture 2015 myself.  What I notice is I like weather, people, family and night photography.

I wish you a new year filled with good health and happiness.
A few of my favorites from 2015- I skipped over most of the food photos.  Will take new ones in 2016!

Pittsburgh in FogPittsburgh in fog

The weddings

 

jack and mauraGrandkids visit “Cloud Arbor is made up of 64 steel poles reaching 32 feet into the sky, embedded with nozzles that spray a fine mist of water, creating the effect of a spherical cloud suspended in the air.”         (artist Ned Kahn)

 

Some of the family photos-

People at work and play

 

 

Places


Birds or leaves?

My daughter Laura took this image, next to Columbus Architectural Salvage, Columbus, Ohio.

The title of the post, is the question she texted me.

  


NOW-post 4

  
Walnut Street. Shadyside- it’s then-a few hours ago. I’m with my son Mark. He let me take the photo in the mirror as we stood on the sidewalk. 

And Now we’re in the kitchen,

at the table.

I’ve been knitting all evening. 

We’re listening to Moody Blues, Jefferson Airplane, Paul Simon and the Seekers. 

  


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,305 other followers