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Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries

Boundaries.  Some people have none.

The creator of the challenge Ben Huberman says,”This week, let’s explore the creative potential of limits, borders, and dividers of all types.”

Here are a few visible from the archives


swim lanes 2

Keeping in her lane at the swim meet.


turtle soup sign

Finding the turtle soup sign. Taken by Anna.  I was driving.

Ninth Street Bridge

Ninth Street Bridge. Allegheny River. The night before the Pickle Festival.




hospital nurseryAfter the swim meet. Anna and Michael ooking through the nursery glass window, watching their first first cousin, Charlie.


swim lanes 3 Maura (r) dives off the block into her lane.

forbes field wall

Forbes Field Wall where Pittsburgh Pirate Bill Mazeroski hit his famous homerun to win the 1960 World Series.



Another Swim Meet in the Rain

No lightning.  It was a go.

It’s unfortunate we can’t share the excessive rain with other parts of the country who need it.

spectators in the rain

Working to Improve How I Photograph Swimming

This past Tuesday I got down and knelt, used my 70-200 lens.

Tried to steady the camera. Get the shot.

Anticipating when to press the shutter button.

swimming (2)


Freezing the action is a challenge.

50m Breaststroke in the Rain

They only call it if there’s lightning.

And there wasn’t.

Anna at the Muirfield Swim Meet a week ago in the rain.




Swim Meet is a Family Effort

Monday June 22nd at New Albany Ohio.


Coach Jeff gave Maura the DUCKS mascot to take care of until Tuesday practice!

dukc mascotWhen we got home it was about 9:30 PM.  A late dinner and bed, ready for dive and swim practice starting at 8AM.

Frozen Motion

Weekly Challenge by Jen Hooks is MOTION

As I scour a portion of my archives, I see lots of frozen motion.

Today’s post is the four grandchildren in various motion shots

maura running

Maura running


frozen motion

Michael jumping into the pool for a heat



Jack kicking in a puddle at the Columbus Zoo


annaAnna caught midair off the diving board

and below in a more recent dive


Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

Shadowed   I’ve a lot of shadows but not that many photos  with “shadowed”



erika and Michael

Frozen Moment

Always trying to catch the action shot.  The feel of motion.  But then it ends up stiff.

Here is Maura starting the backstroke heat.

Maura, forever frozen, in this tiny second,  as she pushes off the wall.


Warm Ups and Knitting at the Swim Meet Sunday

The day started at the Ohio State University McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

I got there close to 6:30 AM Sunday. The younger grandchildren were swimming in the morning and the two older were swimming in the afternoon.

All the rest of the family got home at 8:30 PM!.  I had to head back to Pittsburgh around 1 as snow was predicted and it’s best to drive in daylight.

There were so many swimmers in the pool at once. How they don’t bump into one another is amazing to me.

swim meet warm ups


Another Manos del Uruguay Merino Wool and Silk cowl knit up with horizontal ribbed cowl patternRibbed cowl pattern  from Knitty City.

Thanks Marlene for holding it up while I got an iPhone pic

Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement


Marlene helped me out with these diving trophy photos of the kids.  Thanks Mar. We’re all here in Ohio ready to celebrate Maura’s sixth birthday.

Jack is below with a photo holding a game ball as he missed out on the diving awards.

photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 game ball

Jack revceived the game ball.

Achievers Shirt from the Big Lebowski


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