Coney Island Ride,Carousel Poles and Birthday Candles

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Hair in a twist
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Coney Island Ride

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Coney Island Ride, carousel poles, birthday candles. Hair in a twist. Lighthouse in Florida. A gnarled tree.

More Effects of Elements and Time

More Effects of Elements and Time

WEATHERED appeals  to me cause I’m  finding a lot of photos in the archives to post.

 

VintageGarbageTruckToyVintage Toy Garbage Truck from the 1950’s

LarimerSchoolLarimer School, Pittsburgh PA-

 

Okanogan, Washington and surrounding area-

orchard heaters no longer used, and apple boxes, an abandoned school house with an updated roof and a No Hunting sign posted on the building with the old vinyl couch out front.

 

 

Your Handwriting Reveals your Character sign in Coney Island-

-Bakery, Drug Store and the Lunchbox Diner* (see below for how it used to look) in Manhattan– New York City-

 

Weathered Diner

Quinwood, West Virginia-

 

Conneaut Amusement Park- Pennsylvania-

 

RollerRinkMcKeesport

Roller Skating Rink- McKeesport PA-

 

alaska_trainTrain in Alaska

 

Lunchbox Diner NYC

Weeekly Photo Challenge: Wall

Wall. (s)

lego wall 2

Lego Store New York City

New York City-Coney Island.

Coney Island
Coney Island
Excuses Carson St
Excuses Carson St

Ms. Hendricks wall

Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs (and more Signs)

Who knew that I must photograph every sign I encounter?

The trick is to cull the signs and show the most interesting.

BUT I am astounded at how I am attracted to them.

As I kept exporting the variety of signs from different locales, I remembered my travels and who I was with and what we were doing.

Just being out and about I see a ton of signs.

I am going to me more mindful of my capturing them and figuring out why I press the shutter button.

Guess I read them and document what I read.

A sampling of signs-

block drug store sign

washing building sign
New York City
do not pour grease
Columbus Auto Show
childrens life jackets signs
Staten Island Ferry Signs
Laundromat
Pittsburgh PA
LEGO sign
Rockefeller Center NYC

Canton Barber Shop

Chinatown New York City

keys made

Greenwich Village NYC

handwritng sign

Coney Island NY Sign

rilke Spring sign

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

breathing relax sign

studio 55 Columbus
Studio 55 Columbus OH
heinz ketchup sign
Pittsburgh PA
Toynbee Tiles sign
A Toynbee Tile on the street in Pittsburgh PA
caffe roma
New York City

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

The perfect twist ice cream cone as suggested by this week’s challenge eluded me.  These photos are taken today expressly for TWIST.

Steve and I went over to the South Side to the Dairy Queen where one of my students had a shift Saturday night.

I asked for a small twist cone!  and this is how they make them on Carson Street.  Waaaaah!   It’s a half and half.

ice cream cone- twist!

There was no licorice to be found so I had to think of another TWIST specifically for this week’s challenge.

Twist on a medicine bottle!

I saw TURN and an ARROW but no word TWIST what I was looking for….. a TWIST CAP! childproof? None to be found in the medicine chest here.

medicine caps

 

The leftover sock yarn ball has a twist to the strand!  Finding a twist in the house

 

 

the base of the red glass goblet ( my friend Joanne knit me this patriotic dishcloth)

 

 

red goblet glass

 

 

twist tiesTwist ties for the tops of bread bags. Or garbage

 

For the final image for TWIST

a couple of hanger tops.

 

Definitely twisted

hangers

 

 

and a couple from the archives  Coney Island Ride

 

coney island ride 2

 

 

student scarf

and a student made this scarf in knitting activity period this year

 

sandwich with a twist

 

Is this a twist or a swirl?

 

 

 

A Few More Reflections

You’ve seen some of these if you’ve been a follower for awhile.

Some favorite reflections.  The weekly challenge prompted me to continue to search the archives for a couple of reflections I wanted to share.

 

swimming ohio state

Swimming at Ohio State Natatorium

 

 

penguin reflection

Blue jeans in the glass of the Penguins exhibit at the Columbus Zoo

 

 

 

subway train reflection

From the subway on the way to Coney Island

 

 

church reflection

Church reflection in the Thai Kitchen table- Bloomfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sidewalk reflection

Red lights reflected on the sidewalk- Market Square Downtown Pittsburgh

 

 

 

 

 

mail chute  reflection

Me in the Mail Chute at the City County Building.

 

 

 

 

mary reflection

 

 

 

 

 

Mary in NYC with buildings in the sunglasses lenses

 
jack reflection

 

Jack’s reflection in a puddle.

Jack and Maura at the Columbus Zoo

Coney Island Counter at Nathan’s

nathanThought a warmer photograph of five people ordering hot dogs (or something similar) would help ignore the winter chill. Wind chill. Every chill.  We’re burrowing in.

Hope the dripping faucets keep the pipe flowing, too.

Rob, good to hear it’s 81 in Florida today.

Check out the flip flops in the photo above.  A few more months. Unless you are Rob!

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

Oh my- there were too many to choose from for Window.   My post today is WINDOW with an S- plural.

four windows

 

Four Grandchildren in Four Windows at The Wilds in Cumberland Ohio

 

nyc building

New York City. New School for Social Research

cat in window

 

Columbus Ohio on walk from Community Market

 

 

subway window

 

Coney Island stop on Subway

halloween window

Halloween Costumes New York City

 

statue of liberty

 

Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry

 

Screen Shot 2014-01-11 at 10.24.50 PMWindows in Windows on Christopher Street New York City

 

 

new jersey dinerNew Jersey Diner photographed from my car window

 

 

maura windowMaura in the Window Worthington Ohio

 

leaded window panes

 

 

 

 

New York City Lead Paned Window

ducks

Chinatown Ducks in window

milk truck windowMilk Truck Window   near Hardy Virginia

 

Christmas Windows

Windows with Christmas Lights reflected in a car hood

 

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View of the Pittsburgh Marathon from a neighbor’s window

 

subway window 2

Too too many window pictures and this is with culling.

Windows.

I photograph them a lot.

thanks to Cheri Lucas Rowlands for this fun challenge. You were right about a lot of possibilities.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

Apparent horizon or visible horizon.  The line where the earth meets sky.

We’ve got plenty of buildings and trees that block the clean line around here.

First up – Coney Island Horizon

Coney Island Horizon

 

 

 

Another clean line separating earth and sky in Cumberland Ohio at The Wilds

Wilds Horizon

 

Charleston West Virginia Horizon

WV Horizon

 

 

 

Hardy VA HorizonHardy Virginia Horizon

 

 

 

Rainy Thursday 2 CityPittsburgh Rainy Thursday Afternoon

 

 

VA Horizon (1)On the road to Virginia Horizon

 

 

New York City Horizon

NYC Horizon

 

 

 

Pittsburgh Horizon

And a vertical taken in traffic at the red light Pittsburgh PA

 

Okay, that’s a pretty good sampling of horizons.

Starting to get too many choices to put up.  I’m stopping now and going to bed.  I thought about going into an external hard drive and finding British Columbia or Okanogan WA but it’s late.

NIght.