Granddaughter Anna Tree Update

Anna was guest blogger on Oct 18th-you can see her gorgeous fall tree from that post on her campus in the third photo.

She texted me tree photos on Monday and today. She’s guest blogger today with a tree update.

A tree study. Why is this season called FALL?

Wednesday October 26th
Monday Oct 23rd. She texted Tree losing leaves

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Guest Blog

Guest blogger Eileen from Massachusetts went with her family to

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at

Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. They do this every year for the month of October. It’s a walk through the woods surrounded by Jack o’ Lanterns. This year’s theme was television through the decades. Started with 1950’s. Ended with 2010’s. From Sgt Bilko to Game of Thrones. In between were some familiar ones to me; Addams Family, I Love Lucy, MASH, etc. Lizzie and Kevin needed us to identify them. 😀”

Great job capturing the thousands of Jack-O-Lanterns. Thanks Eileen. Looks like a wonderful evening and happy we could join you virtually.

Skilled carvers transform Pumpkins into works of art
M*A*S*H
Lucy

“Proceeds from the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular support the Zoo’s ongoing animal care, education programs and conservation initiatives. Thank you for helping us save wildlife and wild places!” Zoo website

Look What Was Blowing Around in Their Yard

Guest blog by Jack. “I just found this blowing around in my back yard. I thought about you. It looks like something that would catch your eye…what do you think…Jack”

Yes, if I’d seen it, I would have photographed it too. Thanks Jack.

Binding Contract Statue – Guest Blog

I received this photo from long time friend Shuey this afternoon. He’s in Oklahoma. It’s in front of a bank,he says.

This bronze sculpture by artist Bradford J. Williams It’s in front of the Bank of Western Oklahoma in Woodward.

It symbolizes the handshake as a true meaning of a “Binding Contract” link

“Binding Contact”

“Binding Contact”
One of my favorite statues: Woodward, OK.

You might remember one of Shuey’s guest posts of a Barred Owl. That is is you’ve been following the blog eleven years! It is one of the most viewed posts on the blog’s existence, last time I checked.

Barred Owl in Niceville, Florida

Midwest Yarn Iowa City- Guest Blog

Joanne writes from Iowa today….

“Just like my friend Ruth, I search out yarn shops when I travel, hoping to find local yarn.

I’m visiting my daughter in Iowa this week and made a quick visit to the Home Ec. Workshop.

Located in a lovely old red Victorian-style home, the shop offers supplies and inspiration for quilting, crafting, sewing, and a full selection of mostly natural-fiber yarns for knitting and crochet.

It was fun to visit and chat with the owner Codi Josephson, who shared that the shop was recently featured in Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Sampler magazine (Spring/Summer 2022 issue). I came away with a few treasures …. a fabric project bag and some fabric to make a few more. And I found a locally dyed yarn called Ewe & Lea. I loved all the colors, so ended up with five skeins …. wonder what projects I’ll be knitting up!” —Joanne

P.S. You can shop online, if you aren’t headed to Iowa City anytime soon. I bought some sock yarn (on sale) for a friend. -Ruth

The fabric- teacups, teabags and colorful buttons
The yarn by Ewe & Lea
Jen Hewett Project Bag holding the Punkin Head hat Joanne is knitting for her grandson
(click for Tara Thomsen’s free pattern)
This emblem was on their website!

The Northern Cascades- Guest Blog

My sister is visiting our brother and sent me these photos Washington Pass Overlook
The Northern Cascades

A .5-mile paved loop takes you atop rocky outcroppings that overlook the valley floor far below and give you prime views of the jagged peaks opposite you. It’s one of those dramatic pictuesque scenes you come to love from the North Cascades.”

I’ve been on that winding road and what I remember quite vividly is there are no guard rails but yes, the view is spectacular.

Little Italy Days Bocce Tournament

Thursday evening. Steve’s first Guest blog.

Steve photographed Franco Harris* at the Little Italy Days Bocce tournament in the neighborhood of Bloomfield. * (Former Steeler. Known for the “immaculate Reception “ play and a member of four Steelers Super Bowl Championship teams) Mr. Harris threw out the first ball of the Bocce tournament.

In 2017 Steve photographed me with Mr.Harris at the same event.

Little Italy Days 2017
Remembering Jimmy Cvetic RIP- photographed with Franco Harris by me in 2017

*Cvetic, a gregarious and gravelly-voiced Pittsburgh native, was a Vietnam veteran, Allegheny County narcotics detective, boxing coach and poet. He also organized annual holiday toy drives for needy children.

To see the famous play of The Immaculate Reception click here

From a blog post in 2013 when Steve and I went to. Steelers game in the snow https://rutheh.com/2013/12/09/steelers-game-in-the-snow/