Oh say can you see

Maura watched the rockets red glare-

A fireworks show at The Lakes.

Fireworks fit the theme Transient perfectly.

My brother and sister and I drove 484 miles from Rockford Illinois to Columbus Ohio. Plenty of time until it got dark enough.

The City Responds

IMG_7714The mayor has a Response Center set up and you can call 311 and complain or report a situation that needs attention.

I’ve called about excessive litter at the base of the Duquesne Incline, a hornet nest on a city tree , a streetlight was out and needed to be replaced and last week I called about stop sign on Larimer Avenue that was blocked by tree branches snd it couldn’t be seen.

This morning  I was driving to Zeke’s get coffee grounds for my house guests and look who was working hard to rectify the very problem I reported!

Meet John (everyone calls him Johnny)

Thank you for responding, John!

Views from Fineview

Fineview is certainly named appropriately. It is a fine view from this vantage point.

A neighborhood I’d not visited before…went there with a fellow artist J. on Saturday night.  Pittsburgh from the North Side of the city.

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Mesmerized by a Crane

IMG_7523IMG_7524IMG_7515We sat down to lunch at North Star on High Street in Short North.

Construction was happening all around.

Charlie couldn’t take his eyes off the giant crane as he nibbled on his quesadilla.

Later when we headed back to Laura’s, he saw a cement mixture going round and round.

Mighty Machines The Canadian Public Television program is one of his favorites to watch but Tuesday he had a front row seat and didn’t need a TV.

 

1954 KODACOLOR Memory Captured Before It’s Totally Faded

IMG_7577IMG_7580You may have old KODACOLOR prints in your home, fading away.

I captured this one with my iPhone. Not much color left.

I’m posting this one to say Happy Birthday to my brother David.

 

I’m almost two, he’s almost 5 – in this picture of the two of us sitting on our dad’s knees in Montclair NJ.

It’s Ballet Recital Season

It’s Ballet Recital Season.  Under the direction of Shirlee Wu, Columbus City Ballet School held their recital Sunday afternoon at Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware.  Mark and Erika’s youngest Maura, has been practicing for months and it was  lot of fun to see her as a villager in an excerpt from Coppélia

Photography was allowed at the morning dress rehearsal.

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Waiting for the curtain to rise  Cousin Shannon and Aunt Georgeann came from Pittsburgh, too.

 

Anna took the one in the far right corner with the grandmothers

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Carnegie Library of McKeesport    Saturday June 10th 2017

After receiving a nice email invitation, I returned to knit with this lovely group of women.

World Wid Knitting in Public Day -Founded by Astrid Salling, WWKIP Day

“Better Living Through Stitching Together”

Brandon and Ruth Wedding Sneak Peek

Brandon and Ruth got married today at Zion Apostolic Assembly in McKeesport PA.

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I had the happy task to document their wedding day. Wishing them all the best, always.

Cakes and sweets by Miss Cheryl Lewis