So Many Firsts

So many firsts 

When you are three months old.   

Today his first autumn leaf. Look!

Oh, there it is

I walked Charlie around the block today and found the ambient light under his stroller canopy. 

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Baby’s first autumn. 

He’s not at all  worried about the next season and what it will bring.

Everything is new and wonderful. 

Sculpture Court Puddle Reflections

With raindrops.

Without.

Wet pavement and textured concrete.

 

RAINDROP IN PUDDLE

 

 

 

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Through the museum window

 

 

 

 

 

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Trying to find attribution to sculpture court artwork is challenging on the CMOA website.

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Monday afternoon

We need rain but it’s coming so fast and furious on Tuesday, it’s running off and forming problems on  roadways, causing flooding in some areas.

 

In context.  Sculpture Court Carnegie Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks Like Change of Seasons

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”

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Little locust leaves litter the steps, wet from the rain

Change: From Dough to Cookies

Change is this week’s photography challenge and Friday I posted my children as they are all grown up with families of their own.  I’ve looked at quite a few fellow bloggers posts and didn’t see this one yet but I might have missed it.  So many possibilities for posts illustrating change.  

I was baking some cookies, noticed the mixing bowl of dough, and I thought- change.

I went to the other room and got the real camera instead of the phone.

The light seemed nice in the kitchen.

 

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Oatmeal Crisps from the Farm Journal Cookbook (1972 ed.)

 I cut the recipe in half and left out the coconut. You could add nuts and/or raisins.

My minor adjustments to the original recipe below.

 

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1 C butter, room temp ( I happened to have Irish butter on hand)

1 C brown sugar

3/4 C white sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 C flour

3 C Bob’s Red Mill Oats

1 t baking soda

1 t salt

dash of cinnamon and dash of ginger

Bake about 11 minutes @ 350

 

Thanks to Kristin Snow for the challenge this week. You have to check out her blog Snowmads

Excerpt from her blog is below.  You will be inspired for adventure after reading it.  

“Who are the Snowmads?

We’re Jason and Kristin Snow, a travel-addicted couple who walked away from cubicles and conventional lives two years ago to roam full-time, gaining valuable perspective on life and meeting new friends at every turn. We hope to inspire others to follow their dreams and collect experiences instead of things. Please feel free to share some travel tips right back at us whenever possible — we love hearing from you!”

Step Forward Event to Fight Parkinson’s Disease

Step Forward Event/Walk (1.5 Miles) to Fight Parkinson’s Disease.

Highland Park, Pittsburgh PA. Saturday morning September 26, 2015.

When the listing for the Fund Raising event said “Fun for the whole family” you can see they were serious.

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Face Painting by a Pixie- designer Beth Shari

Temporary Tattoos
Temporary Tattoos

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Volunteers take a Ping Pong breakmananddog

Mike the Balloon Guy

Franktuary
Franktuary Hot Dogs Food truck- you can get grass fed beef and gluten free buns

Pierogie and Peduto

Yes, that is a Pierogie with a Purse and the Mayor in the blue shirt and jeans

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Eat'N Park Cookies
Eat’N Park Cookies

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Change: Weekly Photo Challenge

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”

One minute you have babies, then toddlers and teenagers, young adults. Before you can catch a breath, they are all grown up and gone and have families of their own

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Apples Wait to be Pressed into Cider- October 2009

This is a reblog- originally posted October 2009.

Sand Hill Berry Farm Cider Press- Bushels of Apples- October Sunday-Mt. Pleasant, PA

Red Currants and Red Raspberries their specialty, not to mention the gooseberries to make jam. Raspberry pies, and free raspberry sundaes. We roasted hot dogs over a fire, and marshmallows to make s’mores.  

Autumn color in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania is hard to beat. The barn was filled with the smell of apples.

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Original four comments.  Zero likes .    My friend Dorothy passed in 2010.  A Memorial Poetry Reading is being planned for this November 13, 2015.  

Ruth, what a wonderful angle to take your picture to include indoors, outdoors and I can almost smell the apples.
Dorothy

 

  • Marlene  
    Great picture!
    Toni
    Great seeing you there in the beautiful countryside with your family. What a picture perfect day!! Those sundaes were really good! Love the photo!!

    Donna      

     How beautiful the colors came out!! Always the photographer

 

Fifty Plus Acres of Cars, Vans, and Pickups with any Part You Need

On Lincoln Highway in Stoystown, PA.  Stoystown Auto Wreckers.  Established in 1948, click on link for their story.

The field of cars is something to see. Piles of crunched up vehicles, stacks and stacks.

The categories are evident.  On the link above,  I read they have computerized inventory and ten salesmen to help you find the car part you are looking for.

We pulled over and I had to get out of the car. Photographing through the bonus chainlink fence- perfect for the Weekly Photo Challenge of GRID

A photograph can’t really capture the massive sea of broken cars and trucks.

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Going Around in Circles- from St. Augustine to Switzerland and France

Guest blog courtesy of my friend Joanne.

Galleries of carousels. Her guest blog exemplifies connection, which was a weekly photo challenge a few weeks ago.

First Carousel  was built in Leavenworth KS in 1927. and is now in St. Augustine Florida

This the Fairy Tale Carousel  in Geneva Switzerland you can watch it moving on youtube, here is a link Joanne sent to me.

 

 

The carousel below is in Beaune, France in the Burgundy region

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The carousel gallery is sent from Lausanne Switzerland

Thanks Joanne for sharing your carousel photos.