First a Fawn, Today a BEAR !

In my driveway.

Not much going on during these three months of quarantine.  At least it seemed like it.
And then my neighbor Joaquin called and said “There’s a bear in your yard!”

What?

“A bear?”  “Now it’s in your driveway. It’s walking by your front door”  I looked out my window and it was sauntering down the path.

I caught a  quick photo.  Yes, it was a bear.

Did I mention I live in the city?

  Post-GazetteJohn Hayes Article

Someone Tied a Yellow Ribbon on a Tree To Remember

The gold letters on the yellow ribbon spelled “Cousin”.

Left as a remembrance.

The sign that someone came and put the ribbons there as a tribute touched our hearts even though we didn’t know the person.

Steve and I saw the ribbon on a tree when we were walking in the park. Then we noticed the bench with the memorial plaque right by the tree. We’d not seen it before.

The obituary told how he passed, peacefully under an oak tree in Highland Park, after doing what he loved – hiking. He had a congenital heart condition. So young.

I came home and googled the name and if you click it you can read about his life. Christopher Emmons

The ribbon on the tree, the memorial bench and the message on the plaque, so poignant. Can’t even fathom how much his family misses him.

Found on Jackson Street

Wednesday afternoon I walked to a friend’s front porch where I was dropping something off. On the way back, I noticed this bright blue ballon and it’s red string, the green weed

I’d missed seeing the balloon the first time but there it was waiting for me on my way home.

Loved the colors.

Wonder what the story is.

Duquesne Incline Still in Service

Public transportation still running in the city.

Photographed Tuesday morning from the Duquesne Incline Platform. No one else was there

I’d seen the fog over city as I crossed Liberty Bridge. It had lifted when I arrived after my drive.

I’d gotten the call that my iPad was ready for pick up after being repaired. It’s been there for weeks.  To get it or not was the question.  I paid over the phone and only Shannon was there working as they Tastar Data Systems opened Tuesday morning at 9. I debated whether I should drive over to Library Road or not but decided to have the iPad at home in my possession again. Face timing family and friends.

Sheltering in place makes you appreciate what one took for granted before. Running errands.

 Our three rivers.

Allegheny River and the Monongahela River meet at the Point to form the Ohio River.