"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Airedale Terrier and Friend

Gallery of Veterans -November 11

Link to Gallery of Veterans

This  just in…..thank you Joanne

Leonard Cohen reciting in Flanders FIelds

Leonard Cohen

 

 


Eleven Years Old Today

Everyone loves Michael. 

Happy 11th birthday, August 21st.


(Top left-at your baptism by your namesake Fr. Michael Joseph Zeps, S.J.  Then your Godfather Joe, Dad, FF Marlene, Uncle Joey again, Aunt Lala-August bday club and your Mom holding you on the bottom)
He is one loveable young man. (Last year I might have said boy)


Concentrating on his yo-yo skills in Pittsburgh. Summer 2016


Language camp last week -photo by parents 

After your swim meet-June 26, 2015 with new cousin Charlie at the hospital

Teasing  old Grandma, making me think your head was stuck!

Michael if you want to see how quickly you are growing up, here are some blog posts documenting your growth! 

Seems as if you just turned 10- tenth birthday post 

Florida Rainbow appeared when you were born. 9 years old 

*Seems you were 8 not so long ago 8th birthday post

* Here’s your 7th birthday

Laura made you an Alvin and the Chipmunks cake when you were Five – Chipmunks Cake

Don’t know what happened to six but you were my first photo on the blog with Murphy the Airedale

And here you are with Henry the Airedale

Love you lots

Happy 11th Birthday to you Michael Joseph

Love, 

FF Ruthie

P.S.  I need a photo of me with you, please.  Birthday mail on the way. 


Henry Love

Anna snuggles with Henry the Airedale (2)
  


Puppy Love

Josie the Airedale and granddaughter Anna

 On the move.  What big paws you have…  
Light in all four eyes 

  Henry (2) plays with her.  He likes to keep watch on the front yard, too.  
 


Buckeye Weekend

Ohio Buckeye Tree in the Front YardBuckeye Tree

 

Grandchildren update………

 

Anna and Henry

Anna and Henry

Michael

Michael adjusts his handkerchief

Jack and Game Ball

Jack received the game ball

Maura and her baby

Maura adjusts her baby

pumpkin

The Pumpkin that grew from one of last year’s pumpkins.

Sock Monkey and Boa

Why it’s fun to visit the family and rejuvenate for a new week!

 Anna holds the giant sock monkey up at the door, sporting the boa I knit with some yarn (Twist and Twirl) my friend Donna gave me last year.

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Anna, Her Best Friend, A Special Day

Just before we left for the church, Anna stood with Murphy.

He was sad he didn’t get to go in the car for a ride.

Friends and family gathered in to celebrate Anna making her First Holy Communion at St. Patrick’s, Columbus OH

I’m a proud grandma.

Just before going into the church to line up. Quiet contemplation


Anna and Her Best Friend

Anna is eight years old today.  I remember going to the hospital in the dark, and then watching the sunrise over the Monongahela River from the window.  Then I went to school after she as born and everyone was so happy for our family. It was a happy day. Here is a portrait of her with Murphy the Airedale when she was one.  It hangs in her bedroom.

And a recent photograph of Anna and Murphy….

  The artist of the painting , Alison Zapata,  is a new mother herself and paints wonderful pet portraits. Her website is here


Windsor the Rescue Horse – Guest Blogger is my D-i-L in Hardy VA

 You are the guest blogger today, Erika!  Surprise.  I received your photo(s) of the horse while I was at dinner with Laura and James (who are in town for a wedding this weekend) and we all agreed it was really good picture of the horse.  I said it looks like Mr. Ed’s cousin, a talking horse.  Laura said it might be, Ted. So  I texted to ask his name and you said Windsor.  Once a race horse, now a rescue horse.  The grandchildren fed him apples and carrots.  He’s happy in his new home and well cared for and well fed now.  He and Murphy seem to be communicating in the third photo. Thanks for sending the pic updates of vacation.  Looks like a great time and  I miss being there as I start the new school year. 


Murphy the Airedale Loves His Family

One good natured four-legged friend!

In the van on the way to a soccer game, Murphy doesn't seem to mind riding backwards.


Anna Rests on Murphy

Anna rests on Murphy the Airedale Terrier

Favorite from the Archives- Hardy Virginia. Taking a rest on Murphy.