Penn Mac is what everyone calls this place.
While I was in the Strip Districtat the Polish Deli, procuring Pierogies for Polish Christmas Eve, I walked down Penn Avenue.
This crowd caught my eye.
Shot through the glass with a cell phone as I opted to leave the camera home while I ran last minute errands around town.
All their cheese is excellent.
The shortest day of light in the year. No wonder everyone is wrapping tiny lights around bare branches, plugging in cords, and flipping the switch to make it bright.
Pulled over to capture the giant Santa and a car sped by
Old School Blow Molds, Illuminated
The Toy Soldier House
Steve received a gift box of apples from a former colleague. When he opened the box and placed it on the kitchen table, it looked like art to me. Found art?
Idared, Empire, Golden Delcious, and Winesap. An orchard from New York.
(my knitted scarf at the bottom, I’d just come home late from school due to my photographing the Winter Concert.)
SO when did the inflatables show up on the lawns of America? During the day they lie flat. At night they whir and are filled with air, move a bit in the wind.
The first one found while pulled over to a curb on the North Side, checking directions on the travel app.
Shot with the cell phone from a car window.
All taken this Tuesday evening – Some good for twinkle
and an old shot from a few years ago, one of my favorites
Carrie Furnace on the Monongahela River.
Return and photograph a scene you have shot before- a different day, different weather, different angle, different light
Previous Posts of Carrie Furnace
*Took a similar shot three years ago, almost to the day.
*Reflection on a day when the river was fairly still.
This morning I had a photo shoot in Mellon Park and I noticed this new Lost Keys Board. A lot of people walk their dogs in the park and I guess they find a lot of keys.
At home I keep my car and house keys on a key rack somewhat near the front door. School keys are on a neck lanyard.
I try to always put the car/house keys in a certain pocket in my purse. Hmmmmm.
Somtimes I switch the routine, stick the keys in a pair of jeans when I run out to the car for something. Uh-oh. That is where the trouble begins. I have retraced my steps many times.
Anyway here is the LOST KEYS board at the Park today
Ben Huberman’s challenge of the week. He says, “Photos are visual spaces where shapes and lines, objects, and people come together.”
And what classic photo from my Pittsburgh archives could I choose, except where the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River converge to create the great Ohio River? Three Rivers!
Anna and Lala converge at james’ parents’ farm
Ocean and sand converge at sunrise. St. George Island, Florida
Double Yellow Lines converge at Little Italy Days in Bloomfield.
Railroad tracks appear to converge even though we know they are parallel. Ohio.
Perhaps this one is for MERGE where the traffic attempts to converge
Geometric lines of light, Market Square. CONGREGATION kinetic interactive video art installation
The Beatles song Come Together comes to mind
Do you ever look at another customers items on the conveyor belt in the grocery store?
Do you make judgements based on their choices?
Today I was watching the weather and accumulated snowfall all day and thinking about my Thanksgiving travel plans.
When I drove out of the school parking lot, it was slush on the roads and a pretty snowy wonderland in the trees.
After school, I went to the Giant Eagle supermarket and procured some semi-Thanksgiving items for supper tonight.
You can’t see the pretty red yams.
I can tell you this, the cranberry, orange, Granny Smith relish was refreshing. We didn’t sample the pie.
It’s just sitting.
If I never eat another Turkey Burger that’ll be just fine.
Don’t look too closely foodies and food bloggers.
Holidays are usually low view days on the blog. Good thing!
Steve and I ate together and he’ll hold the fort here. I packed a suitcase with plenty of wool sweaters and socks.
Thinking about all those I love and who love me. Feeling grateful for friends and family.
When I took the car to be inspected on Monday night (due Nov 30th so made it just under the wire)
I saw this sky as I waited in the wind for Steve to pick me up.