I’ve followed Cee’s blogposts for tears https://ceenphotography.com/2019/05/16/cbw-hands-feet-or-paws/ Click to see her gallery of Black and White photos with Gsnds or Feet or Paws.
Her photography is excellent- she inspires the blogging community, and compiles links of host challenges created by other bloggers all over the world. When WordPress stopped the Weekly Photo Challenges feature, Cee’s challenges (Oddball, Flower and B & W to name a few) prompt thousands of posts around the Internet.
Cee’s colorful Flower posts have always cheered me on many a gray winter day.
Cee visits my blog, clicks the like button and leaves a good word for me.
Then on another blog-Lingering Visions– I read the posted photo was prompted by Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge. Hands feet or paws. Both bloggers prompted me to post my Hands, Feet or Paws photo.
This 2016 wedding pic, taken in Austin Texas, (thank you Anna, Aric and Champ) has both hands and paws
Have a good week
We finally made it for Saturday night dinner on the South Side. We’d been meaning to go eat at Cucina Vitale ever since Vincie discovered this dining gem in a Post-Gazette article by Dan Gigler in late January.
White tablecloths, cut red roses in glass vases, excellent service, delicious food cooked to perfection and served expertly.
Our Antipasti started with black and green olives, Roasted red pepper hummus-like spread and garlic infused olive oil in which to dip the crusty bread. Every bite was delicious. A dish of Greens and creamy Beans was shared. There are no words! What other descriptor can I use besides DELICIOUS?
Followed by the soup of the day which was Tomato Bisque with Basil (Traditional Wedding Soup is always on the menu)
The specials were Chilean Sea Bass and Lump Crabmeat with a Lemon Caper Compound Butter with sides of Broccoli Rabe and Roasted New Potatoes.
And I ordered the Cheese Ravioli topped with Medallions in Gorgonzola Sauce with a drizzle of Balsamic.
Tempting house made desserts of Cannoli, Lemon Cheesecake, Chocolate Cake, Burnt Almond Torte or Tiramisu were offered but we hadn’t left enough room.There are a few things to know if you plan to go-
Reservations are essential. BYOB if you desire and it’s Cash Only.
GREENS & BEANS Escarole, Northern Beans, Garlic, Shallots, White Wine, & Parmesan
The Chilean Sea Bass with Lump Crabmeat and Lemon Caper Compound Butter
The Tomato Basil Soup with a touch of Parmesan
Chef Frank Vitale learned to cook from his Grandmother, in the photo on the restaurant wall.
“Given the pervasiveness of Frost’s lines, it should come as no surprise that the popularity of “The Road Not Taken” appears to exceed that of every other major twentieth-century American poem, including those often considered more central to the modern (and modernist) era.”Author Orr listed the GOOGLE stats of searches to prove it! Who knew this particular was so popular?Parts of verses still stick in my mind and when I saw this scene in the woods, they came right up. When I was in grade school, we had to memorize a poem a week and recite it from memory.
You know the seeds I’m referring to- the ones like helicopters that twirl in the wind or if you peel the end you can stick it on the end of your nose.That is if the seed isn’t too dry already. There’s a bit of “sticky” to adhere to your skin. My grandson likes to pick them up off the sidewalk and hold them high, let them go and like a rotor they go round and round to the ground. The maple seeds are all over the city this time of year.
Last week on our walk around the neighborhood, we saw a lot of the seeds and quite a few tiny maple trees. I told Charlie that wherever a seed lands in some dirt, it has a chance to grow into a tree. I find these “volunteer” trees in my pachysandra ground cover and in other unexpected spots. You have to pull them up and out before they get too deep. And of course volunteer trees pop up from acorns and other seeds. Right now I have a grove of young ailanthus trees in my back garden..And if you want to purposefully plant a maple tree from seed, click here for instructions.
Chef Sam cooks a Lentil Cheeseburger recipe with a Roasted Red Pepper sauce and prepares a Caesar Salad during Cooking Class. He told how he sterilized the eggs for the dressing, gently lowering them into boiling water for five minutes. Safety was emphasized. Lentils, mushrooms, beets, carrot, onions and garlic were a few of the main ingredients. Miso paste helped hold it together. There were ten participants and we all enjoyed the delicious meal at the end of the class.
The class was held Wednesday afternoon at The Stephen Foster Community Center on 286 Main Street, located next to the Lawrenceville Branch of the Carnegie Library. The center is housed in an 1865 brick building now on the National Historic Register. The center offers fitness classes such as Cardio Strength and Flexibility, Tai Chi, Yoga, Soul Line Dancing, and Practical Meditation in addition to craft and other recreational activities.
Next cooking class with Chef Sam is May 29 at 12:30. $4 is the cost of the class.
Allegheny County senior citizens can eat lunch for a modest donation of a dollar but should register by calling the Community Center office by noon the day before at 412-350-5460. Contact Allegheny County Seniorline 412-350-5460 for eligibility, if you need a Home Delivered Meal.
This past week in Ohio.
On Bale Kenyon Road, late in the day, the barn front in shadow.
I was able to park across the street and shoot but thought I should return the next morning when the sun was on the front. Next trip.