Good Garlic

Friday night. Supper.

Making good use of the garlic my brother David sent from Okanogan. Cherry tomatoes courtesy of Deb snd Sy’s vines growing along the Ohio River. Steve brought home the fresh pasta.

Sautéed baby spinach in olive oil with garlic.

 

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Animals (+ a couple of kids) in Windows

Windows

From the archives

tiger window

Columbus Zoo Tiger though the window

 

 

 

white cat in window

 

Clintonville OH Kitten seen on a walk

 

bees in the window

Bees at Columbus Zoo

 

tiger window 1

Columbus OH Zoo.This is the same tiger as is the first photo but a zoo goer’s shirt is reflected in the window

bunnies window

rocking horse in the window

Rocking Horse in Garfield on Penn Ave.

through the sliding door windowPhotographed through the sliding glass window in Columbus OH

Pittsburgh AquariumPittsburgh Aquarium at Celeste and Shawn’s Wedding

Go in and out the window- or through!

It’s the Weekly Photo Challenge by Michelle Weber at WordPress- Windows!

She asks What do you see though yours? I went back a few years and looked through the archives and there are lots of window images.  Car windshields, curio cabinets, subway and train windows, house and downtown office windows, refrigerator and store window displays.

MOMAMOMA windows NYC

 

 

murray aveSquirrel Hill Pittsburgh PA

 

watchng traffic through window

Through a window- Watching the NYC traffic below

 

curio cabinet windowBarbara S doll collection

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Paper Dolls Found in Downtown Pittsburgh

The other day I took a bus downtown (Senior Citizen perk= free bus pass) and went to S.W, Randall Toys Store on Smithfield Street.  I climbed to the the doll floor on three, looking for a fresh doll outfit for a 14 year old doll when I came upon a two sided display of a variety of paper dolls.

I remember cutting out paper dolls when I was young. So careful not to ruin them and cut off the little white tabs you needed to fold over to hold the clothes onto the doll. Sometimes tape was involved.

A looooong time ago.  I had no idea all these different paper dolls were available in 20I asked the sales clerk if I could photograph them and she said sure but now I’m wishing I opened them up and peeked inside and photographed the dolls and clothes.  Going to have to plan a return trip downtown.

I considered buying a book of them- many choices.  Wondered who is playing with paperdolls nowadays.

Do kids even know about paper dolls? I talked with a friend today and she said she cut out magazine fashion and made up clothes out of the magazines. I relied on the printed and dotted lines to cut around.  I can picture a little doll with a full white slip on- waiting to be dressed.  Modest!

Find the Butterfly on the Sunflower- Guest Blog

Hardy, Virginia.

I received this beautiful photo today from Marlene in Hardy, VA.  How about that butterfly in the sunflower blossom?   Although we are officially in Fall, it sure felt like a hot summer day today and that was in Pittsburgh,  Thanks Marlene for sharing your vibrant and colorful photo.  IMG_2362

Woke up to this in my bed

Saturday morning I woke up to this in my bed-

you know I’m always looking for signs.

Thought it a good illustration for  layered, too.

IMG_3302Rainbow created by a thick bottomed crystal mug that was sitting in my windowsill.

(It was a retirement gift from blog follower and frequent commenter Sue!)

 

 

Fireworks Friday Night

Steve and went down to the North Side Friday night. The Pirates game had started at 7:00 but we went to dinner at Atria’s watching the game against St. Louis Cardinals on the TV and then we walked around, did some serious people watching and checked the score on my phone. St, Louis won the game 4-3.IMG_0784.JPG

 

 

IMG_0822.JPGIMG_0829.JPGA couple of dedicated Pirates fans who let me take a photo of them sporting their Pirates Parrot Hats.

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The Barges on the Allegheny River from where the fireworks were launched.

IMG_0838.JPGIMG_0773.JPGIMG_0749.JPGIMG_0791.JPGStill working on getting the best night  shot of Bill Mazeroski statue.

 

 

Layered Rainbow Jello and Cake

Rainbow Jello Interior

When I saw this week’ photo challenge LAYERED by Ben Huberman at WordPress, I thought of these photos immediately. The layered rainbow jello took five hours to make,- a plain layer had to set and them jello with some greek yogurt in the next layer to make the jello opaque.  The creation was to photograph, not eat.  I kept in the freezer for such a long time I won’t even say.

Steve took that colorful layered rainbow cake into work and everyone in the office liked it.  I couldn’t eat any cause I knew how much food color was in the batter.