Yes, the longest day of the year is coming soon. Craving the light.
This is the third year I’ve photographed this house.
I love how they go all out.
One year I sent it as my Christmas Card cause it looked like a Gingerbread Candy House all lit up.
This year I took the photo with my iPhone, just two shots.
I think they’ve changed to LED lights. It must take a tremendous amount of time to install all these lights.
Will I remember to drive by in July and see if they leave them up all year round, such a lot of time to decorate? Probably not.
At the end of the post, if you scroll down, you can see the string of lights Steve added to the front of our house. When I drove home from Ohio Wednesday night, I saw the colorful beacon along the driveway and it touched me that he put up a string of lights and plugged them in. Reminiscent of Charlie Brown’s sweet little tree. He must have found them in the garage.
You can see why I am so attracted to the over the top display highlighting the architectural details of the Morningside home. So cheerful in the dark night.
Here is the 2015 view taken Thursday night.
The 201o version above.
Lone string of lights on bare branch tree to stave off the darkness at my house. Less is more?
My neighbor and I went over to Bloomfield and got in line to order our lunch. We took it to go.
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday you need to plan ahead.
You can order via email. If you ordered bread or pizza online you don’t have to wait in the line. Just go ahead to the counter, pay and pick up.
Samples of bread are in bowls on the counter. Here are a couple of loaves. They are sold by the pound so you can get exactly what you need, you don’t have to buy the whole loaf.
Here is Laura on her first day of work. She was gracious to let me photograph her.
That’s a ricotta/almond cake. They weigh the bread and pizza. It was Laura’s (smiling on right) first day
We sampled all four types offered on Friday.
We had a nice lunch back at my neighbor’s.
Lots of fresh veggie toppings.
The one on the right is the Rosa pizza with oregano.
The classic Margherita was my favorite. The combination of basil, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes so fragrant and delicious. Next time I plan to try the bread.
Writer Hal Klein has an article in Pittsburgh Magazine describing the breads, the baker Rick Easton and the bakery
If you plan to go, be sure to click the Bread and Salt link to check on hours of operation.
Saturday afternoon I drove home from a happy baby shower on the South Side.
The late autumn light on this sculpture was gorgeous. Although I drive by this sculpture frequently, I don’t stop.
I parked, got out of the car, listened to the fountain and felt the spray as the wind was gusting.
The circle of figures holding one another in the circle seemed particularly beautiful this afternoon. When I came home and looked it up, I was reminded of the sculpture’s title-
Joy of Life.
The Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory
Not quite alliteration with the “g” but this is one majestic tree in Highland Park, Pittsburgh PA.
Ginkgo has several spellings and there are male and female trees. The golden fan leaves make it one of the prettiest trees in autumn.
View one of the Giant Golden Ginkgo Tree
View 2 I felt the telephone pole was in the way but the light is different from this angle.
Didn’t someone just post about beauty in decay?
I know photographers who go into abandoned buildings and take some striking images. Usually with a friend to spot.
Me? I took these from my car window.
Haunting views of Mayview Mental Hospital come to mind, a documentary video created by a wonderful teacher I had at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild– Jill Wiggins.
I returned to Larimer school where my friend Joan used to teach. You might remember the initial post.
Here is what I saw this time. Clearly there is something happening on site. Just now sure what.
Everyone going to get a treat.
They really go all out. Dry ice machine. Strobe lights. Music and scary sounds. There are friends and neighbors dressed up amidst the mannequins. Some of the children stay on the sidewalk and watch and don’t go near the entrance.
Photographed foggy morning September 16th. How fog affects the image’s feel. A painterly effect.
In response to Michelle W. Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Grid.”
shot with iPhone this evening specifically for the challenge.
JJBegonias post of Marian Burros Plum Torte has inspired many to bake one.
My friend Roberta made a couple and gave me one she baked but unfortunately Steve and I ate it without thinking about photographing it,
I made one for my friend Josie’s parents and then her sister Carol made one and Josie sent me a photo of it on the phone. Looks like they paired it with a cup of coffee. Mmmm.
Then here is the one I made
(Across street from Giant Eagle parking lot- Shadyside. From the archives)