This magnificent photo captures the evening perfectly, photographed by guest blogger, Andrew Wagner.
Everyone standing up and applauding heartily for Simon Vullo Underiner’s Senior Recital on the Pipe Organ. Taken Thursday evening at Holy Spirit Chapel, Duquesne University. The music was magnificent. Congratulations Simon!
Program Pieces – Fantasia in F Minor K. 608 I. Allegro Maestoso II, Adante III. Allegro by W. A. Mozart
Wacahet auf, rüft uns die Stimme BWV 645 by J. S. Bach
Sonata V for Organ IAdante II. Adante con Moto III. Allegro Maestoso by Felix Mendelsshon- Bartholdy
Arioso (from Six Pieces) by Joseph Wilcox Jenkins
L’Ascension I. The Majesty of Christ II. Serene Alleluias III Outbursts of Joy
IV, Prayer of Christ Ascending by Olivier Messiaen
Could be a six word Saturday too.
Guest blogger is portrait artist Sharon Weaver You’ve seen an example of Sharon’s portrait painting of my daughter Laura on a Dec 2010 blogpost Unexpected Gift Late Christmas Eve link
Laura’s brother Mark titled it Mona Laura
Granddaughter Maura (just turned ten) texted me a night photo of a Christmas house. For the blog!
Last night, after Steve and I grabbed a bite, we drove through a neighborhood in search of a few more photos to add to Maura’s.
It’s dark so early now as we approach that shortest day of light.
Here’s the house in Columbus Ohio that Maura sent.
Thanks for the good idea, Maura. What a lot of colorful decorations!
Below are a few Pittsburgh houses, mostly taken from the car except for the snowy animals. I had to get out.
Sunday morning- New York City.
We’ve had a wonderful week visiting my sister for Thanksgiving. Today we split up and Charlie and his family took the 9:30 boat to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty. Charlie (2+) said she has her sleeves up! The weather was perfect. Mary and I were at the Holiday Fair in Grand Central Station when these photos arrived on my phone, Looked like a guest blog to me! Thanks James.
All of the photos are taken by my SIL James, Charlie’s dad, except for the one with the Park Ranger taken by my daughter Laura, Charlie’s mom.
“The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924. Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933.” from the National Park Service Webpage
Laura standing with the original torch. They could only go to the pedestal level as you have to be 4ft tall to go up to the crown level.
Guest blogger is friend Lisa who captured this shot when she took a walk.
Power in disguise. I should have included this image along with the real Saguaro yesterday so one could compare.
Believe me, when this “cactus” is all closed up and there is not a cherry picker parked alongside, you’d drive right by a hundred times and not see the bolts or secret door!
There’s a link to photos of disguised cell phone towers
Thursday I shared a blog post with my friend Roberta. It was from a blog I follow-(http://jjbegonia.com/marian-burros-plum-torte/) with Marion Burros Plum Torte recipe included in the post.
Roberta made it that night for dinner guests.
Sent the two photos and I asked her permission to share. She’s guest blogger today. Here’s what she said-
I made it with apricots since there were no Italian prune plums at the market, but otherwise didn’t change a thing. I can see why people love this recipe–so easy and so good. Thanks a million–it’s a keeper! R
Check out the Plum torte post by jjbegonia to see her beautiful plum torte photos and recipe which inspired the apricot torte!
This evening I received this lovely photo on my phone.
It’s the full moon rising over St. George Island, FL from my friend Kristin.
She sent another shot when it got darker but the mood of this one with the clothesline is my favorite.