Five Ceramic Trivet Tiles

My sister-in-law has a houseful of these ceramic tiles. Seriously, you’d be astounded if you saw her collection. I’ll have to get a number. How convenient they’re squares. AND circles in squares.

With just a couple days left to respond to the March Square challenge, I was rummaging in the the built-in China closet.

These were standing up in the back along the shelf. I placed them on various tiles and tables around the house to capture them for the challenge .

Naïf Villeroy and Bloch Grafenwoehr Germany

Christmas Naïf

Zagreb Croatia

Canterbury Tales

Check out Becky Bs post today

Did you see any donkeys last Sunday?

Circles in Squares

A one sided Tic-tac-toe.

The dining room fireplace tiles and the balls of yarn were right there. I took them out of their reflective yarn bowls and centered them on the square tiles. Fun.

Coming in on the end of this Month of March challenge created by BeckyB https://beckybofwinchester.com/2018/03/01/march-square/

Sunday Night Sunset Square

The only requirement was your photo had to be a square. Check!

https://lucidgypsy.com/

Gilly’s been posting squares all month so I’m coming into the challenge at the end here on the 25th day. But I had a circle in a square and it was Gilly who was posting in response to BeckyB of Winchester’s March challenge.

https://beckybofwinchester.com/2018/03/01/march-square/

#Marchsquare

How many textures on Mend Way?

Mend Way. Bloomfield. Right near West Penn Hospital. The one block alley/road between Millvale Avenue and Gross Street. I looked down while walking to my car.

All these textures!

Gravel, bricks, sand, dirt, concrete,dried leaves, my leather boot, cigarette butts and the shadows of the chain link fence.

There are many “Ways” in our city. I looked at the list of Street Names and wondered what determined the definition. Merriam-Webster says “Definition of way. 1 a : a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place. b : an opening for passage.”

Lights in the Darkness

Flickering candle flames are mesmerizing. It’s hard to avert your eyes.

They cast a flattering light.

The sound of the strike of a wooden match. Tapers on a dinner table. The evening’s about to begin.

Lighting votives in the alcove of a church offers comfort when there’s really nothing else one can do.

Skinny candles on birthday cakesthe smell of wax and smoke after you make your wish, blow them out.

Everyone’s getting those battery operated, remote control, waxy but not real flame candles these days. No carbon marks on paint behind picture frames. No danger of setting the house afire.

I’ve got a set on the mantel right now. Need a load of double AAs. Make them glow again.

The wavering lights of true flames, hypnotize me.

Create shadows on the walls.

Light up a winter night.

H.B.T.Y.

Night Walk in Bloomfield

Neighborhood.

Steve and I were walking around Bloomfield Monday night. We grabbed a bite at Lot 17.

Bus on Friendship Ave in front of West Penn Hospital

Once I photographed this duo in the snow.A little Christmas tree with lights.

Did you ever play ItalyOpoly?Merante’s Store on Liberty Ave

Unretouched Photo of formerly St. Joseph Church now St. Maria Goretti . How about that pink?

Wooden bear outside Green Market carved by George. A Vietnam Vet.

Baklava Ice Cream at Amel’s

A delicious lunch with a nice friend on Wednesday. Amel’s Restaurant describes itself “Homey Mediterranean & Middle Eastern eatery”

I had the Butternut Squash Tortellini with Sage Butter and Pine Nuts and an Amel’s Salad.

For dessert our server went into the kitchen and chopped up fresh baklava and mixed it with vanilla ice cream. Oh my. Honey syrup, walnuts and flaky phyllo and a smidgen of cinnamon perhaps?

So refreshing. We shared one order but I know I could have eaten it all by myself. Oink!