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4 Fireplaces at the Red Light on Fifth Ave and Kirkpatrick Street

Taken with the iPhone. Through my dirty windshield.  I was at the end of Birmingham Bridge ready to go up the hill onto Kirkpatrick Street to Centre.

Not ideal conditions but there were those four fireplace openings staring at me as I sat and watched the cars come down Kirkpatrick Street.

Different from my daily route, it was my old route from last year’s school but I’d gotten my hair cut on Carson Street and was headed home.

You might remember Jurassic Pittsburgh from April 2012 if you ‘ve been following for awhile. I took that shot of the dinosaur-like demolition machine on the way to my former school.  Added it here at the end cause who has time to back and look.  But this is the result of the demolition.

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at the intersection

Below are the photos from April 2012 that I took on the way to my former school.

Dinosaur Demolition

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Alien Under Toadstool, Fairy Godmother, too

This weekend I watched Maura (almost 4) while her family went to a swim meet with her brothers and sister.  She saw me outside and asked, “Granma, Why are you in the bushes?”    When she came over to see what I was doing, she said she liked the Fairy Godmother. One shot of each on the iPhone and then she and I played.  I’d been sorting toys in the playroom.  Saw the toadstool and went and got the two figurines.

Today’s photos? Just for fun.  The fungus was enormous.  And I had just been reading an article telling of the two cousins Frances and Elsie photographs with the  Cottlingley Fairies.  (1917)

Thanks to Annette who wrote and said that “ the blog is a daily vitamin for the creative soul.”  


Camera Flash Must Have Awakened This Doll

 

 

Last week when I was in Columbus visiting the family, I noticed my youngest granddaughter Maura’s  baby dolls all lined up on the ottoman in the family room.

There wasn’t much available light and the auto flash went off on the iPhone as I shot the picture.

It wasn’t until I looked on the screen, that I noticed the middle doll’s expression on her face!  I ‘d just been trying to capture the tidy line-up of little doll bodies. 


Stink Bug at the Gas Station Trying to Hitch a Ride

I was filling up the tank and a stink bug started crawling up the car window.  Caught his climb with the iPhone and the reflection of the parked car and building make for an interesting perspective. At least to me.  He is definitely a bit soft on the focus but I still liked the composition. Plus he looks about the size of the other car! BIG!


Pay Phone Missing in Short North- Guest Blog

My daughter Laura sent me this photo from her iPhone to my iPhone. She was the one who turned 21 in the Weekly Photo Challenge: fleeting moment post. She’ll be 29 in August.

She and her husband James were walking in Short North, going to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Shop  (she had a scoop of grapefruit and a scoop of lemon and blueberries frozen yogurt, cause she told me when I asked.

“James had his usual”     Laura said and I knew what it was but had to get the official name of the flavor on Jeni’s website  

The Buckeye State
“Our version of Ohio’s favorite confection. Rich and salty peanut butter yields to the crunch of exceptional dark chocolate for perfect balance. Total comfort for Buckeyes and Buckeyes at heart.”

Anyway, I digress.  This is about the pay phone and the missing pay phone.

I remember the days of pay phones and phone booths, a pile of change.

She saw this and I bet she thought, my mom would photograph this!   I have photographed and posted a similar scene in Wisconsin in 2009.

It’s fun to receive photos from family and friends.  Thanks Laura.


Jack Runs to First Base AND Guest Blogs

This is Jack. You might remember him as Superman just a few months ago. The red cape is folded up and put away these days. He’s headed for Kindergarten in the fall. How quickly they grow up.
Photo one is Wednesday night T-Ball game between the Mets and the Yankees. Shooting into the sun.

And for the guest blog portion of today’s post………

Photo two- Jack set up the sock monkeys for a photo in his dad’s chair.

He took it with the iPhone with no help from me. He told me “they smiled real good”. The kids see me photographing and it is something they want to do. He took three shots.


Inspired by Three of My Favorite Fellow Bloggers

You’ve read their comments on my blogs.  Flat Ruthie has been fortunate to  have been hosted by all three bloggers.

I’ve posted links to their photographs and recipes for some wonderful dishes.

It’s summer vacation and I’ve a bit more time on my hands. Have a plan to try some new recipes and what better way than to experiment with fellow bloggers posts of beautiful and delicious dishes.

And my daughter-in-law’s kitchen makes me feel like I’m on a cooking show! Six burner stove and all.

When I forwarded her the recipe for Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Citrus she agreed it would be good for dinner and we had all the ingredients, including fresh tarragon from her garden.  You can get the recipe at Rufus Food and Spirits Guide  and see a great looking photo of Greg’s Roast Chicken. I am already behind as yesterday Katherine posted a Blue Crab Dip recipe and today it is stuffed zucchini. I can’t keep up!

And a nod to Chicago John as I attempted to make the garlic cloves fall onto my keyboard but was unsuccessful! (see his posts of berries and an earlier one of peas at his blog From the Bartolini Kitchens ) Watch for a future post as I make homemade pasta for the first time.

Food photography is a challenge unless I’m just shooting what I’m eating.  When I try to set something up, think too much about it and what I am trying to accomplish,  it’s stressful.

People as subjects seem easier than assembled ingredients.

 By the way the aroma alone is worth the cooking effort for this recipe.

Divine! and delicious. The kids loved it!  So thanks to Greg and Katherine and Chicago John.


Korean BBQ at Kim’s Restaurant in North Philly- Guest Post

You know how happy I am to hear from my grown up kids.

They’re busy with their lives (and families of their own) but when the little ding sounds on the phone, I am like Pavlov’s dog and I salivate with expectation to see what tasty morsel they have sent over the net. I love the updates, the communication, the pics.

When Mark was on business in Philadelphia last week, he met up with his high school friend, Prem, and the two of them enjoyed an authentic Korean BBQ at Kim’s. Mark said it was delicious.

Here is what he sent over the phone.

I enjoyed seeing what they are eating and I like the one he took of himself and his friend at the table.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

Maura and Aunt Laura (otherwise known as Lala to her nieces and nephews) working together on a game or a photo on Laura’s phone.

Dictionary.com defines together - (tuh-geth-er) adverb-

#2  proximity, closeness or collision

#3  into or in relationship, association, business or agreement

#4  to consider collectively

And 99 fellow bloggers have posted their Weekly Photo Challenge: Together photographs.

So many different interpretations for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

  1. Orchids, Bromeliads, and Epiphytes « Spirit Lights The Way
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge – Together | Chittle Chattle
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge – Together | Just Snaps
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: TOGETHER « Ink.
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Pathfinder: MotherWifeStudentWorker
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « My Sardinian Life | La Mia Vita Sarda
  7. Together « Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « My Daily Posts by Flynn
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Wind Against Current
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « A year in the Life
  11. Un abrazo de luna llena | La mandrola de la Mandraka
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together – USA « Wanderlustress
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Alice through the Macro Lens
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Fenland Photos
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Form Your Troika
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « AbstractUnknownBoy
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Creativity Aroused
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « acieartikulasi
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together – Mostly inspirational chit-chat
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Sin Polaris
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Mike Hardisty Photography
  22. Together | Pseu’s Blog
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « The Urge To Wander
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Janet’s Craft
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Cee’s Life Photography Blog
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Colour Me Happy
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Monochrome
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « 3rdculturechildren
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Because
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge – together « The potato blog
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge – Together | Wanderings of an Elusive Mind
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | colderweather
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Just Fletcher
  34. Shadowy X’s & O’s | Four Deer Oak
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Together | An Uneducated Palate
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | mothergrogan
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « a hectic life
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge : Together « Mystiic
  39. Weekly photo challenge: Together « The (Urban-Wildlife) Interface
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « The Incredible Lightness of Seeing
  41. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : TOGETHER. « 2012 – ON THE BENCH
  42. The More We Get “Together” – the Happier We’ll Be! «
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | The Environmental Rhi-source
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Rhianna’s Guide to Ethical Eating
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together! Sagra del Tordo, Montalcino « Our Italian Table
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Even A Girl Like Me
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Reflections in a Puddle
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge – Together « Tacts Blog
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Jaajaabor
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Ingset’s Blog
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « e-Shibin
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Heart Renovation
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Chronicles of Illusions
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Efrata Denny Saputra Yunus
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « scrapydo
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « The Sacred Cave
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge : Together | Twogether « Thoughts Unrestricted
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Lonely Travelog
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « R Shad
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge : Together « The if’s and when’s
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together… | Mirth and Motivation
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « The Sacred Cave
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | heartfelt images
  64. Weekly photo challenge: Together « Connie’s World
  65. Weekly photo challenge: Together « Connie’s World
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « The Poet Stefan
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together (2) « Fenland Photos
  68. Together (Weekly Photo Challenge) « Cardinal Guzman
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « The World According to Me…
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Misk Cooks
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey Together | Junior Highschoolers’ Journey | Blog Kemaren Siang
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « « Wilderness Escapades Wilderness Escapades
  73. Can You Spot The Strange~Her? « Spirit Lights The Way
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together «
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Blog Kemaren Siang
  76. crossing « yi-ching lin photography
  77. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « rondomtaliedraai
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together #2 « My Sardinian Life | La Mia Vita Sarda
  79. Weekly Photo Challenges – Sun & Together – Just a lil’ lost…
  80. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: TOGETHER « Francine In Retirement
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: TOGETHER (The Ducks at Firwood Lake) « Pictures in living color
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge “Together” | Campanulla Della Anna
  83. [1: 631 of 10,000] Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « It Takes 10K
  84. Weekly Photo Challenge : Together « BananaRunning
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Together | holistic complications
  86. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Heart’s Home
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Chris Donner, Mystery Writer
  88. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « blastedgoat
  89. What We Can Do Together « Simply Charming
  90. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « bukaningrat ™
  91. Weekly photo challenge: Together | The Eco and the Id
  92. Weekly photo challenge: Together | Where’s my backpack?
  93. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Clever Blogs
  94. doughnut sundae « yi-ching lin photography
  95. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together… | The Blog Farm – A Growing Blog Community
  96. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Fi’s Mutterings & Mumblings
  97. Weekly Photo Challenge – Together | The Retiring Sort
  98. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together Again « Misk Cooks
  99. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « John Mullinax’s Blog


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