Shadow Trees in January Sunlight

Shooting into the sun. See the little green orb?

A rare blue sky day in Pittsburgh at the Park. Chilly but sunny.

 

Becky B #Januarylight challenge continues til the end of the month Today her post is Alight Together

And the blogger who alerted me to the JanuaryLight Challenge is Cee whose Streetlight with Sunlight can be seen here 

Pittsburgh City Lights on the Allegheny

Becky B’s Square Light Challenge continues to inspire January’s photographs.

A bit of fog added to the mood on the swollen river, seeping over the wall.

Bridge Lights on the Allegheny River

Here’s my Square Light Challenge response today. Bridge Lights reflected in the foggy Allegheny River and lights along the River Walk.

West End Bridge and foggy Allegheny River

See Becky’s stunning starlights on her January challenge blog post. 

Another Leaf or Two

December first- I got in my daughter’s car and found another Leaf on the windshield today.

I took a photo of it and said “ another leaf but with blue sky today.”

When we got where we were going (Worthington OH) Charlie (4) said

“I’ve got a Leaf on my window. I want to take a picture.”

I handed back the phone and he took the second photo.

Photo by grandson Charlie.

Silent Sunday

A carpet of golden ginkgo leaves under the bare branches.  At the park. One day the Ginkgo trees are golden and their fan shaped leaves are blowing in the wind.  Then it got very cold last night and they dropped off onto the ground.

 

The Tulip Tree Out Front

The Tulip Tree out front was slow to change color this year. Liriodendron is in the Magnolia family

l’m told they grow up to sixty feet tall, which I probably won’t see, but it’s a lovely tree.

I lost my 90+ year old Sycamore in 2002. I’d gotten a second opinion that it had to be taken down. a living thing that had come to the end of its life.  I filled out a request for a new tree  and the city planted this one.

It’s growing straight up it seems to me.  The sky was blue today and made a perfect backdrop for the changing leaves.

The tree today

The tree on Tuesday

Lovely shaped leaves two weeks ago.