Petey Goes to the PGH Marathon

Petey was walking on the sidewalk along the PGH Marathon route ( with Jacob).

I said what everyone probably always says to Jacob- “Oh my goodness! “Little Rascals Dog!” (filmed in the 1930’s as it turns out, YIKES)

Jacob graciously allowed me to photograph Petey AND told me how he found Petey in an animal shelter.  Petey has a Mickey Mouse Mark on the top of his head and Jacob used to have a dog named Mickey.

A forever home for Petey is a very happy story.  Lucky dog.

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Samson and the Snowflakes

Guest Blogger Kim Teeple (my daughter’s sister-in-law) got a new DSLR camera.

She posted this photograph on her Facebook page and her brother James (my son-in-law) thought it would be a perfect guest blog.  I agree.

 

“Our 9 year old Husky mix, Samson, loves the snow. I captured him with my new Canon Rebel T6 at a rare moment when he decided to stay in one spot. It was a cold snowy day in early January, 2018 at our home in Mansfield, Ohio. For 2018, my husband, Jeff, and I resolved to learn photography for our future of traveling North America in our KZ Venom Fifth Wheel. . Follow along on our travels at TeeplesTravel.com to watch our budding skills improve.”

Image Info:

Canon EOS Rebel T6

300 mm – 1/500 – F-1.0 – ISO 2000

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Kim S Teeple

BIO:   App developer for Vitro – La Compañia del Vidrio. Loves camping, rockets, and the planet Mars. Is learning to take beautiful photographs for her travel blog.

 

Note from Ruth:  If you’ve ever tried to photograph a dog with black fur you will appreciate how good this photo is.

 

 

DOGS in NYC

at Bleecker & Christopher Street and a SUBWAY mosaic 

SUNDAY AFTERNOON- I photographed the dogs as a we waited on the corner for the family to return from visiting  the Statue of Liberty.

ALTHOUGH back in the Burgh tonight, I’m posting a few more NYC photos. 

Hemingway is the three year old Airedale.   C47704FD-028B-473C-AA13-86FE358F4A16

I’d taken a subway mosaic at 42nd Street Station of am Airedale.

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Penny the Golden Doodle ate Charlie’s Animal Cracker During the Family Photo

It was time for Grandma  (AKA Froo Froo Ruthie) to go home.

My car was packed and I’d left Mark and Erika’s house to head to James and Laura’s house.  About a twenty minute drive. Had to drop off the cast iron griddle gift left by the couch.

Drive back to Pittsburgh.

The one thing I didn’t really do on Christmas day was take any photos. It’s hard to be a participant AND a photographer simultaneously.

It can interfere with your living in the moment and enjoying those you are surrounded by. A camera can be a barrier, a distraction, an annoyance to others- sometimes I’m unobtrusive and candid and they ignore me…..but I said to James and Laura I was leaving and the one thing I didn’t get was a family photo of them at Christmas.  And I’d really like to get one of their family I’d gotten Mark and his family on Christmas eve in the usual spot after church.

Okay, get Penny a milkbone biscuit.  And Charles got an animal cracker/cookie.

Bribery. This group family photo will just take a sec, a little tasty bribe…..  OOPS

Penny’s nose was right at the level of Charlie’s animal cracker.GULP.  One big bite for Penny. And in the second photo you can see how  Charlie felt about losing his snack.img_1488

img_1489We’ll get that family photo another visit. Thanks for letting me try.

 

Henry the Airedale Took a Photo with my iPhone

Saturday morning I photographed the pancakes and put the iPhone on the table. Maura said, “what’s that camera noise?” Henry nuzzled the open camera app and captured the red tablecloth. Maybe a smudge of butter on it that drew him to the circle at the bottom of the screen.

Shades of Rothko? Definitely abstract.

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And here he is taking up most of the bed while I’m visiting for the weekend. 

 

The Quest for Sock Yarn in Alaska

Alaskan sock yarn was the quest.  And this was the place to find it.

I ‘d researched on the computer from Pittsburgh, prior to our trip.

Knitty Stash is the home of Alaskan Yarn Company , right in Homer, Alaska where we were headed.

Gorgeous hand painted sock yarn with special Alaskan colorway names that invite you to knit your Alaskan experience, right into a pair of socks ( or shawl, cowl, etc)  “Our Alaskan color way:  Kachemak Bay, Lupine, Arctic Autumn, Northern Lights and Fireweed and Denail Autumn and High Bush Cranberry”  You can click here to see what they look like knitted up

Yarn store number three on the great Northwest adventure.

You meet the nicest people.  My friend Lisa and I went back on Tuesday night and watched the three women use spinning wheels, turning fiber into yarn.

Meet shop owner Jules and her sweet dog Ruby.

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Jules made the knitting artwork out of duct tape  with the help of a friend!  Weatherproof..

img_2458You can see some of the colorways on the wall in this shot.  I focused on Jules so the background a bit soft focus.

My quest was satisfied and I mailed some skeins the next day. It was here, waiting for me when I got home.  I’ve wound one colorway already.  Will keep you posted.

Here are the colors close up, borrowed from Knitty Stash site so you can see how lush they are.

I did not take the yarn photo below, but I wish I had bought all the colors and taken it!  Thanks Jules.screen-shot-2016-09-25-at-11-48-28-pmp.s. If you missed my  4/27/16 post on The Satisfaction of Sock Knitting you can read it here

Just as we finished the world puzzle –

  
Uh- oh.  Henry knows I’m not pleased.   The anagrams are under him as well. 

That’s what happens when you take a lunch break. 

Fortunately the world didn’t suffer too much from the weight of an Airedale