Mirror Lake OSU

Mirror Lake Saturday late afternoon.

I was on my way to pick up Maura from Synchronized Swim Camp. I pulled over and rolled down my window. After I picked her up we drove by again. The sun was gone by that time. Glad I caught it when I saw it. Elusive light.

Around the Neighborhood

Laura and James and Charlie’s neighborhood.

I’ve noticed a tremendous increase in Halloween decorations in Pittsburgh, too.

Guess people are feeling the spirits?

Giant cat caught my eye
A Cheshire Cat on the porch roof
You can really say it glows
To get a better idea of the scale of that feline

Decorative Doorstoppers

Do you have one in your home? Do you have a door that will swing shut if it isn’t held open with a doorstopper? We used to have a cast iron iron.

I saw a window full of vintage door stoppers, mostly painted cast iron. There are animals, people, flowers. Gnomes. Right now I use a concrete (or is it cement?) owl. I bought the owl in a gallery in Mansfield Ohio.

People collect them. Vintage and Antique Doorstoppers or door porters as they are called are written up in Collectors weekly

Holding the living room door that opens onto the front porch
Vintage Doorstoppers in a Nantucket shop window

Wordless Wednesday Guest Blog

Saturday night, October 2nd, Grandson Jack (14) shot the city from atop of Mt. Washington.

City lights reflected in the Monongahela River. The family was in town for Michael’s rowing event.

Pink lights for Breast Cancer Awareness month

St Philip the Apostle. Ashford CT

St Philip the Apostle Church in Ashford CT , “was at the center of the small community of farmers here, most of them of Slovak descent. It was that community who helped to build St. Philip, literally with their own hands. Every day, as they went about their work in the fields, the farmers would set aside stones they found, and every weekend they shaped those into the walls of the church that still stands here.” From the website

On Pompey Hollow Road in Ashford CT

I pulled in their driveway to take the photo.

Warning Sign

One exciting distraction in June 2020 was a 250 pound bear in my driveway. The neighbor had alerted me, warning me not to go out into my yard. Maybe you saw the post

On Wednesday, when I was filling my gas tank in Connecticut, this sign caught me eye. There were more warning signs on the fence around the dumpster out back.

Fortunately there were no bears to be seen as I got gas.

Here, There and Everywhere

You know I’ll drive around the block to photograph an abandoned couch or chair.

A toilet or two. More images for the collection.

These two pieces of furniture were found in a single day as I was driving through Connecticut on Wednesday September 29th. .

You can find them almost anywhere.
Blog follower Stef says, you’d be fined if you put out a couch on the curb in Minnesota.
Can you find the couch?
And here’s one from the archives photographed in Berlin Germany 2019