Brothers Reed House Concert Weekend Pittsburgh PA

Early Saturday Morning, The Brothers Reed, Phil and Aaron, and their friend and cameraman Daniel hit the road for a Saturday night gig in New York City. The brothers from southern Oregon and Daniel in from L.A.

Friday night the brothers played a House Concert at my home. An enjoyable evening of great music, shared with good friends.

Their mom’s high school friend drive down a couple of hours from Erie for the concert.

I’d hosted the Brothers in May 2016, too.

in Photo below-Marc Reisman sat in on a bluesy number, playing harmonica.

Daniel at work filming for a documentary he’s creating.

Earlier in the day we drove around the city. I gave Daniel and Phil an abbreviated tour of the city. I blogged the flooded rivers yesterday. Here’s Phil by Duquesne Incline up on Mt. Washington.

by PNC park and the Allegheny River. Bill Mazeroski statue above with Daniel taking photos.

http://www.thebrothersreed.com/

You can listen to their music and see the tour schedule on their website.

Pittsburgh Rivers Rise Due to Heavy Rainfall

It had been raining steadily the last couple of days.  I mean HEAVY rain.  Here is the result of the downpour and all the melted ice and snow.Allegheny River where the road should be,no visible walkway by PNC Park . West End Bridge

The Point is covered with water

A Happy Valentine from 2007, Found While Cleaning

This photo and note were sent to me in 2007 by my dear friend Dorothy Holley.

I found it today (Valentine’s Eve?) while cleaning a desk I rarely use. It was a lovely find as Dorothy passed in June 2010.

I included her note on the back, telling how she took it through a window and a screen.

Now and then I see one in my yard, too. Cardinals look stunning against the evergreen by my porch, especially in the snow. Dorothy loved the birds and waited to capture this picture.

She was a good encourager to me.

Placed her Valentine’s photo on red paper to take a shot with my phone to share with you.

If you’ve followed the blog, you’ve “met” Dorothy before.The Quart Jar Poet film is for sale as a fundraiser for Madwomen in the Attic, Carlow University.

https://rutheh.com/2010/06/08/dorothy-h-holley-poet-friend/

https://rutheh.com/2016/11/09/meet-the-man-who-made-copies-of-the-film-quart-jar-poet/

And here’s a poem by Liane Ellison Norman about Dorothy’s iris.

https://rutheh.com/2010/07/22/i-dug-up-the-iris-by-guest-poet-liane-ellison-norman/

Tour Guide

Krista Stevens at WordPress creates some interesting photo challenges. This week we’re to show where we live with the theme Tour Guide,   

Here’s a Pittsburgh montage.  Knowing when to stop digging in the archives is the problem but it’s one AM so we’ll start with this gallery tonight.

If you enter the city from the south- Ft Pitt Tunnel and Bridge this is the view when you emerge from the tunnel,

Duquesne Incline and a view of the city

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Statue of beloved Mayor Caliguiri on the steps of the City-County Building

 

Andy Warhol Museum Detail and the old Lobby

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East Liberty Carnegie Library and Presbyterian Church

 

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The Point and the fountain. Where the three rivers meet, Allegheny and Monongahela form the Ohio River,

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Incline in the Snow

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History\

 

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Carnegie Museum of Art

 

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Carnegie Museum of Art Sculpture Garden Courtyard

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Above-Forbes Field Wall and Bill Mazeroski Statue with Fireworks.  1960 World SeriesBill Mazeroski

 

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Ritter’s Diner

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St Paul Cathedral

St Paul Cathedral at Night

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Heinz Field at Night

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Heinz Hall at Night

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Prantl’s Bakery-Home of the World Famous Burnt Almond Torte

 

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Heinz Chapel

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Keeping Tabs- Holocaust Memorial- Squirrel Hill

 

University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning

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From the Norhside- Fineview

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Carrie Furnace on the Monongahela River

 

Got Bridges?  Why yes, we do!

 

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Lost Kennywood- Kennywood Amusement Park

 

North Side- Cloud Arbor by the Children’s Museum

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Southside Club Cafe   Live Music VenueSt. Paul Cathedral in Oakland

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AMTRAK station downtown

 

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Carnegie Library- Oakland

East Liberty- Motor Square Garden and the Presbyterian Church

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Guard rails, hills, and retaining walls.

 

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Phipps Conservatory

Lawrenceville Neighborhood- Arsenal Lanes

 

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Art Rooney Statue in the Snow

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Shadyside Variety Store

Kaufmann’s Clock Downtown.

 

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Kennywood Amusement Park- Racer

TOUR GUIDE

Homestead Grays Bridge Reflection

Along the Monongahela River.

The thin white tree branch over the dark trunk seemed to connect the bridge reflection in the river. Tie it together.

I photographed this image earlier in the week.

But-we’re not talking about the weather or what it’s doing outside my window right now.

It’s winter for certain.

Anyone Still Collect Matchbooks?

Anyone still collect matchbooks? Do restaurants still have them in a large glass snifter for the taking? I know people who’ve collected colorful and interesting ones from fancy or fun establishments-but years ago.

Brides and Grooms names on matchbook covers were once a popular wedding favor.

I saw this matchbook at my son and DIL’s home, and wasn’t sure how long they’ve had it. I keep the same brand of kitchen matches in a drawer- like box.

Family Photo Session – a 2017 Favorite

The Weekly Photo Challenge -Post your favorite 2017 photo.

Here’s one that comes to mind.

Thanks Jenn for allowing me to post your family photo. I know we did get you all together but this one is a standout for me!

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/2017-favorites/

Pedestrian (s)

Pedestrian.  

or in this post- Pedestrians.

I’m going with definition one

 noun a person walking along a road or in a developed area.
  1. synonyms: walker, person on foot;

    foot traffic

Krista Stevens at WordPress created the photo challenge this week.

I went to scan my archives for something that stood out and found plenty of pedestrians in them.

Cars in our city aren’t too courteous to pedestrians.  There are parts of the world where you step into the crosswalk and the cars stop immediately allowing pedestrians to cross.  IMG_0566Zagreb

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Unidentified Colorful Berries on a Vine

Saturday afternoon.

These colorful (but unidentifed) berries on a vine caught my eye! Highland Park, Pittsburgh.

The colors looked unreal.

*update 8:45 AM Sunday  

Blog Reader L has sent Plant ID  “The plant is ampelopsis.”

*update 9:04 from blog reader L

“Porcelain-berry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata) was originally brought to the United States around the 1870’s as a landscape plant. Porcelain-berry is now recognized as an invasive plant, which can quickly overwhelm and displace native plants.Sep 7, 2006”

thanks for the info L

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