Robert Burns 263rd Birthday -a Reblog

Originally posted 7 years ago- it’s snowing today, too! 2022-1759=263

SCOTTISH BARD’S 256TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY – JUST BEFORE SUNSET IN THE SNOW-January 25, 2015

Steve said it was Robbie Burns birthday today.  Born January 25, 1759.

We missed the fancy fundraiser for the museum last week, the Haggis and men decked out in kilts of their clan.

We missed the “not your grandfather’s ” Robert Burns birthday party in Lawrenceville and the one on the South Side with all kinds of scotch at Piper’s pub.

But we got to pay homage to the Scottish poet, just before dusk.  The end of a January gloomy Sunday.

We headed out to Schenley Park to the Robert Burns statue (by Scottish sculptor J. Massey Rhind)  and it started to snow.

Burns statue with snow front

Right next to Phipps Conservatory.

Burns statue with snow
Burns statue with plow
Burns Pedestal

Mrs. Peacock sounds like a game of clue but here is  a snippet of the article in the Mary 3, 1914 Post-Gazette.

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For a list of Robert Burns memorials around the world, click here

Quotes

“The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men,
Gang aft agley.
An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
For promis’d joy!

(To A Mouse)”
― Robert Burns, The Works of Robert Burns

                                                                                          My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here;

                                                                                          My heart’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;

                                                                                          A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,

                                                                                          My heart’s in the Highlands wherever I go.” 

                                                                                                                                  ― Robert Burns

from Tam o’Shanter

But pleasures are like poppies spread—

You seize the flow’r, its bloom is shed;

Or like the snow falls in the river—

A moment white—then melts forever.
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“And man, whose heav’n-erected face
The smiles of love adorn
Man’s inhumanity to man
Makes countless thousands mourn!”
― Robert Burns

City Snow

Right after a snow storm, the trees branches are outlined, city sounds are muffled and as the snowfall accumulates, everything looks clean and beautiful.

Time passes and the pretty snow doesn’t look so pristine.

Parking lots have piles of dirty snow where the plows have cleared the snow

April Snow in Ohio – Guest Blog

Photo sent to me by my friend Terry on Wednesday April 21st . Taken from her window. We had a dusting of snow and lots of chilly wind in Pittsburgh but here’s what it looked like in Ohio near Akron.

April Snow photographed by Terry

April Weather

April first it snowed. There’s been sunshine, rain, blue skies, and fog. It’s been hot, it’s been cold. Windy and still. We’re only two weeks into April. Only thing constant in our weather is change.

Highland Park in the Snow

If you look down into the woods, you can see the grave of the first settler of Highland Park- Alexander Negley (1734-1809)

I’d just driven Steve to work and I wanted to see my favorite tree in the snow, so I drove through the park on the way home.

My #perpetual_puppy_Airedale was along for the ride.