Surprise Gift in the Mail

A box of sweet Georgia peaches was delivered on my front porch. Thank you Kristin and Rick.

What a happy and unexpected (and juicy) surprise. The jewels of a summer harvest at Pearson Farm in Georgia arrived in Pittsburgh. Perfection! The scent as the box was opened was wonderful and the taste even better. Delicious!

Shipped from Pearson Farm.

The Snowman of Portersville – Guest Blog

Our family friend Shuey has done it again. Sent photos that create a guest blog post. He’d driven his motorcycle up from Niceville Florida.

“I rode up to be a motorcycle safety volunteer for a charity bicycle event running out of Seneca, PA. It was in support of MS research and I monitored traffic at an intersection to facilitate travel for over 300 cyclists riding a 75 mile course. Weather was decent last Saturday and I think everyone had a good time. The route was quite hilly and twisty; these were serious riders.”

Last Saturday Shuey captured the Snowman after his volunteer duty was completed.

The Snowman of Portersville

The Snowman is a one-of-a-kind, 13-foot tall custom built roadside attraction originally from New Mexico. In 2013, he found his permanent home right here in Portersville, Pennsylvania.”

“If you’ve followed the blog you might remember the top post of 2012 was Shuey’s guest post of the stunning Barred Owl

Millersburg Ohio Signage

Parking sign in front of Miller’s Dry Goods Store. Millersburg, Ohio

Seen Saturday afternoon, after purchasing quilting cotton fabric at Miller’s Dry Goods. I’d done mail order from the store this past year during the Pandemic and wanted to go in person. I changed my route home to Pittsburgh from Columbus Ohio after visiting my family last Week. More quilts in mind.

Millersburg Ohio is in Holmes County click for more history about Ohio Amish Country History and Traditions.

Millersburg is a village that serves as the county seat of Holmes County, Ohio United States located 66 miles (106 km) south of Cleveland.”

Here’s an article of 15 things to do if you decide to visit Millersburg. I’ll have to plan another trip to see the cheese factory.

Happy Birthday to Uncle David

It’s our brother’s birthday. Flag Day.

Sending birthday wishes from all of us to you, David. Birthday greetings with lots of love sent across the miles, 2,388 miles to be precise.

Flag Day
With Roberto Clemente Statue when you visited Pittsburgh
The nieces and nephews have grown up a lot since we were together

Turkey Vultures, Waiting

Turkey Vultures .

They are sitting at the playground and picnic area of Alum Creek Dam Park in Ohio. Although I’ve returned home to the Burgh I wanted to post these photos. They look a bit ominous to me.

On the swing set
The garbage can
Atop the picnic shelter
On the roof

Marking Growth on the Kitchen Woodwork

Visiting my two families in Ohio, I noticed the pencil line markings with dates, documenting the grandkids’ growth. When my kids were young we moved around so there are no enduring pencil marks on an old door jamb showing how tall anyone was years ago and not sure why we didn’t do it in the house I’m still in now.

Cicadas in Columbus Ohio

I’d not experienced the cicadas incessant sounds until I came out here for a visit. The trees are filled with the red eyed insects. It’s been 17 years since they’ve emerged. Here an article about this species, not to be confused with the annual cicadas.

Listen to Cicadas in Columbus Ohio a short video -you can hear them and see them flying around

(Or maybe you’re experiencing them yourself where you live and don’t need to listen)

They are everywhere.