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.

Pittsburgh Bridges Gallery 2

Bridge is the Weekly Photo Challenge.

I think I have enough bridge photographs to last all week. You’ve seen them before if you follow the blog.

In fact, I might get out and shoot some more bridges not part of my collection-yet.


Tenth Street Bridge Lit up for Tom Cruise Movie

west-end-bridgeWest End Bridge


Birmingham Bridge




Hot Metal Bridge     Bras for Breast Cancer Awareness


Rankin Bridge over the Monongahela River



Barge on the Monongahela River

bicyclesonSmithfieldBridgeBicycles on Smithfield Bridge



Tenth Street Bridge from South Side


Roberto Clemente Bridge


Artist Bill Pfahl paints the 16th Street Bridge in 2011

So, what’s photo worthy today, anyway?

You see lots of bugs on the gas pump- they look like fireflies but with a red chevron..need to identify them later……img_0886

You see the trees reflected in the iPad surface as you sit on the front porch.img_0906


You go get in the car and see a puddle with leaves. Puddle reflections are a favorite thing to capture.


You see the shopping cart corral reflected in a parking lot.


The maple has finally turned yellow in about four days time. The leaves in the garage gutter need to be cleaned out.img_0957

You drive by the neighbors, put the car in reverse and put a blinker on, consider getting out of the car but don’t –

shoot the flaming ivy from the driver’s seat. Later you are filled with regret that you’ve gotten so lazy.



You see a throne-like chair at the mall

for Santa Claus -you think it can’t be

it’s November 3rd.





City Snippets Puddle Study

Along Grant Street, downtown Pittsburgh, after being released from jury duty. You know how I like reflections. 

I walked a few blocks to the train station to meet Steve who was picking me up.

 There must have been a lot of rain while I was inside the courthouse all day. 

52 in 2016- Week #1 Reflection

The other day I was reading Say it With a Camera blog.   Mike Hardisty’s accomplishment of 52 in 2015 intrigued me.    I read about how to participate in the weekly themed challenge.  The part that appealed to me is you have to take photographs during the week of the theme- no archived shots.  I read the rules of the group and signed on the participate in the 52 in 2016 Challenge and Day 1 of Week 1 is Monday January 4th.

I like the idea of a new goal in photography. Actively working on something different.  A challenge.

Week #1 theme is reflection.  Today I was watching my grandson Charlie while his mom, Laura, was packing away the Christmas tablecloth and cleaning up the kitchen. She had just polished the electric kettle and I was standing there in her kitchen and thought, reflection.


Reflection Week #1

An Usie at the Drive Through Window

“You realize they can see us through that window”, said Anna (12)

“Yep” Click!

A detour for three small berry Smoothies and a gift card for Michael who wasn’t with us that trip. We had a good laugh.