St. Stanislaus Churchlight At Night

We were coming home from the Masters of Visual Arts Show at the Heinz History Center. It was dark but the church in the Strip District was glowing from inside. St. Stanislaus Church was built in 1891      For Becky B’s  #Januarylight challenge

St.Stanislaus Pittsburgh PA

The above photo a square or close to it. The following photo shows the stained glass window design and I couldn’t bear to crop the photo.


Highlight of 1960 World Series

A different take today

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bill Mazeroski running home, winning 1960 World Series.

 

on Becky B’s #januarylight squares Challenge

Ballparklights Pittsburgh PNC Park

I reread the rules of the #JanuaryLight challenge and the title is to end in the word light. Hence the title Ballparklights.  I don’t think/know it’s in any dictionary, connected, but I’m trying to adhere to the guidelines.

The actual ballparklights are not illuminated

 

 

Ketchup Soda? And/Or/Nor Dill Pickle Soda?

This morning as I parked on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Strip District a young woman came out to the sidewalk with the Ketchup Soda sign. Now I was on my way to get a coffee at La Prima Espresso but on the way back to my car I thought I have to see what Ketchup Soda looks like.

and here it is on the shelf at Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop 

Which flavor would you sample to see how it tastes?

I’ll make a return trip to purchase an

 

Prisoner 88 Author at Kate’s Kid Book Bash!

People at Work Series- Young Adult Author Leah Pileggi with her book Prisoner 88 

Leah Pileggi, Author, at her table display where she signed her books we purchased 

from Leah’s Website 

A ten-year-old in prison? Prisoner 88 is my middle-grade historical novel set at the Idaho Penitentiary in 1885. Check out the trailer!

Awards for Prisoner 88:*Indies Next List pick

  *2013 list of Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts by the NCTE

*2014-15 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award (DCF) Master List (State of Vermont)

*2015-16 Nebraska Golden Sower Award List (in the YA catagory)     

*2016 Charlie May Simon Honor Book (State of Arkansas)

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The scene was the Ace Hotel in East Liberty.

The event was Kate’s Kid Book Bash! on Sunday December 8th.  

“A holiday children’s book marketplace celebrating the life of beloved Pittsburgh picture book author, Kate Dopirak. Proceeds benefit Reading is FUNdamental/Pittsburgh. Buy your favorite kids books (board books, picture books, middle grade, young adult) and have them signed by dozens of authors in attendance. Pop Up Bookstore by Riverstone Books. Storytime for little ones. Art demos by children’s book illustrators. Meet members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Bring your reusable shopping bags!”

Illustrator Cori Doerrfeld drawing a bunny while an appreciative audience watches in awe.

Below are two more books I purchased at the pop-up Riverstone Bookstore.  

Then we went to each author’s table display to have them signed.

Author Sharon G Flake’s book
Signed by author Marjorie Dennis Murray

My photos turn up in unexpected places when I search

One time I explored various tags of mine on the blog posts over the years.

For example        Dogs was one. Cats was another.

This evening I went to search “soup rutheh” to see some other images of soup that I’ve posted.  And there are a lot. Soup season in upon us.  I like to make soup.

But here is what else I found.  There were at least eight other websites/blogs using photographs I’ve taken without having asked permission and there’s no photo credit.  Over the past decade I have received requests from magazines, textbook authors, CD producers and  brochure creators and a television show, asking to use a photograph and  I’ve granted permission for them to do so.

It’s something to see an early morning school bus headlights and recognize the scene as one I captured being used on a site to illustrate “The Impact of School Start Times” .  One of the sites with my jar of jelly beans photographed in my former Photo Class is on a website that is No Longer Found but still, how can they just take it and use it without even asking?  Another site of What Do They Eat? has all of my minestrone ingredients with my Spode dish on my kitchen table.  I get the idea of the Pinterest pins in different categories and somehow the internet knows they are my photos even though they are showing up on other’s sites and posts because there they are coming up in my search. I know my grandson saw their family dog on someone else’s website about Airedales.  Taken from the blog.

I guess one puts a photograph out there into the world and others think it is just fine to snare it and use it.

For all the people who give photo credit and request permission, thank you.  It means a lot.

Here are a few of the photos that come up when I searched “soup rutheh” and were found on other sites

Minestrone Ingredients Still Life

FoggyMorningSchoolBusStop

 

Guess How Many Jelly Beans in a Glass Quart Jar

We’re Talking Trash Now      Why trash comes up with a “soup” search is beyond me.

 

Pot of English Breakfast Tea   On this one they did include my name


I knew this was my photo too, on another site  Essie’s Orginal Hot Dog Shop

Oh well, you get the idea. There were a few others.

 

Built in 1900 But Looking Brand New

People at Work. Hard work.

NIcholas Karam leads the team at Karam Restoration of Natrona Heights. They can definitely take pride in their excellent work.

You can see from the photo below how  bright and clean looking the brick is now that it’s been restored and new mortar has been put in. They are good at Brick Pointing for sure.

They would arrive before the sun was up and worked in cold temperatures, long dark days.

Today they came and took all the equipment and cleaned up the place. Rinsed the brick again.   It’s a pleasure to pull up to the house and see it looking rejuvenated.  Plus the porch roof won’t fall down from the missing mortar in the columns. I was thinking the house was built in 1920 but went and looked again and it says 1900.

(Now if only my carpenter would finish the wood that needs to be replaced)

Thanks to Nick and the team for a job well done.  See below for the Before and After comparison photographs
Before photo/

Our first photo was four members of the team