The Iris are blooming again. For the third time in just a few months .
These are Bartlett Pears.
Mr. Enoch Bartlett of Dorchester Massachusetts named the pears after himself but there are over 150 synonyms around the world for this type of pear. Originally called “The Williams’ bon chrétien pear, commonly called the Williams pear, or the Bartlett pear in the United States and Canada, is the most commonly grown variety of pear in most countries outside Asia” click for history
Tips for buying and ripening Bartlett pears in this CBS news video you don’t want them to get mushy.
Pears. Do you like them cooked or raw?
That’s me. At our grandparents house.
Lincoln, Illinois 1955.
Raspberries are my favorite berry.
Donna and I had just pulled out of the parking lot after our breakfast. I said to her “I wonder if we will see any furniture discards today.” A few years ago, (2015)we saw a pink chair on the sidewalk when we were together at the Dormont Eat ‘n Park.
We couldn’t believe it when there was a couch in the way back to her house last Friday. Of course, I pulled over and photographed it. it’s not like I go out and look for these abandoned furniture finds. They just show up!
Have you seen a “ghost bike” in your neighborhood? Here’s one in ours.
A list of 630 ghost bikes in 210 locations at the website linked in the following quotation.
“Ghost Bikes are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the street. A bicycle is painted all white and locked to a street sign near the crash site, accompanied by a small plaque. They serve as reminders of the tragedy that took place on an otherwise anonymous street corner, and as quiet statements in support of cyclists’ right to safe travel”
I’ve driven by it many times but this morning I turned the corner and photographed it. Read the plaque. A ghost bike is a visible reminder to share the road with cyclists and drive more carefully.
In February 2020, I had seen a ghost bike in Gainesville, Florida while visiting friends. I was a passenger in the car so was able to take the photo as we drive by. Unfortunately I don’t know the name of the cyclist who is memorialized.
I was a passenger in a car as we came back home from Book Club. I was able to snap this picture as we turned up the hill. The Asian Lantern Festival is happening at the Pittsburgh Zoo Thursday-Saturdays until October 29