I’ll Second the Motion

Still thinking about the Weekly Photo Challenge (motion) from last week

nyc  dogwalker

Just a slight blur or the foot

The NYC gallery

pirates PNC

McCutcheon hits it



cross country

Cross Country Pony Tails


When I arrive in Virginia


ringing bell

Jack makes the bell ring

Children's Museum Michael

Michael raises his Gator Hat at the Wooden Mirror- Children’s Museum Pittsburgh


The cheerleaders last fall


carNight Car


crosswalk Crosswalk in Oakland



MAzeroskiMazeroski Statue and Fireworks

Poem in Your Pocket Day – April 30th

My sister wrote to remind me that April 30th (tomorrow) is Poem in Your Pocket Day.

Don’t have a poem?

You can download one from the American Academy of Poets site right here

When I taught in a K-8 school, I had a basket of poems for the office counter with a sign, TAKE ONE.

I read a poem a day over the PA for the K-2 morning announcements for the month of April, National Poetry Month.

Sometimes the poem taker would put back the poem they selected in search of one that spoke to them.

Tonight I printed out The Pasture by Robert Frost. Put it in my denim blazer pocket.

When I was in the third grade (1960) I had to memorize and recite it at the end of the year “stepping up” ceremony.

Mary is going to have one of our mother’s favorite- Walt Whitman’s Elegy- When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed

What poem will you have in your pocket to read and share?






Eastern Redbud Blooms

My friend Ginny planted this tree in my backyard as a memorial to my parents.  When Spring comes, despite the low temps tonight, the buds cluster and bloom all along the branches.

It is a most beautiful tree.

Soon the heart shaped leaves will appear.


People at Work Series

Not sure what number of the photographic series but Saturday morning I was in Oakland,(Pittsburgh) shopping at Top Notch Art Store for the 40% off sale on the Prismacolor Pencils-

and all of a sudden the driver of a USPS truck is waving at me.

I looked  through the door to the silhouette and and recognized him.

He pulled around to the curb and it was fun!  I’d never seen him at work.  I learned about the

OD green boxes on the corners.  Working all day Saturdays.

Thanks for letting me photograph you, Greg. You are always nice to me about my photography!

Greg Mutinelli USPS

18th Art All Night 2015 Pittsburgh PA

Just got back from this wild event, the 18th ART ALL NIGHT in Lawrenceville.

Saturday morning I went down and registered a photograph that is hanging there now and I’ll pick it up Sunday afternoon.  This is the first year I’ve participated.  What a crowd!

Here are some of the patrons waiting to get into the warehouse to see the hundreds of artworks displayed. There are artists creating “LIVE ART” that will be auctioned or sold at noon Sunday.

Hailey and her dogs


Thanks for allowing me to blog you and your dogs!  Here are some Lawrenceville “neighbors” of the event.






The Warehouse shot earlier in the day



hula hoops

LED hula hoops made some cool light writing…… see gallery below.IMG_9405 IMG_9404





Veggie Kittyby Celeste Marie Pagano




Body Paint









I think this is the line for the Free Beer












there was a lot of MOTION at Art All Night



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


Frank Lloyd Wright – Zeigler House- Guest Blog from Frankfort Kentucky

This afternoon my son Mark sent a few photos of the Zeigler House in Frankfort Kentucky.

Individual or group tours can be arranged with the homeowners (by appointment) and if you click the link above you can hear interviews of the owners telling what it is like to live there.

It is the only Frank Lloyd Wright building in Kentucky.

Here are the photos,  thanks Mark.

Zeigler House Frankfort KY



Historical Marker



back of historical marketYou can read an article written by Tom Eblen of the Lexington Herald-Leader Frankfort home is all that’s Wright in Kentucky