The Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo Now through October 30th. This is just a sneak peek. Steve and I were headed to get gas and I was able to pull over to get a quick peek through the Zoo fence.
Eight is Great!
March 21st is grandson John Patrick’s 8th birthday.
Where does the time go? Happy Birthday Jack!
Jack and Henry
Jack at swim meet last summer 2014
Jack at the Carnegie Museum of Art Sculpture Garden last summer 2014
Sneaking a cookie from cousin Vicci’s wedding cookie table. (Aunt Linda’s curtain veils weren’t enough)
Photo Challenge: Express Yourself
I tell the grandkids, “okay guys first a crazy pic- then a nice one.”
This is at the Columbus zoo.
I didn’t tell the tiger anything.
Silvery-Cheeked Hornbills, Cheetah and Camel Rides at the Columbus Zoo
The new Heart of Africa region (43 Acres) is open at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
I have mixed feelings about zoos but know that they do important animal conservation work and support programs around the world that assist in this effort. The weather was cool for a July day so we kept taking our jackets and sweaters on and off.
I can tell you that the grandkids LOVE going to the zoo to see the animals.
There is always something interesting to learn and experience. A first for the kids was the camel ride.
Six camels are rotated to give the rides.
Aunt Lala was remembering a lengthy camel ride she had in Egypt that she didn’t really enjoy but everyone had fun on Monday.
Yes, it was a bumpy ride.
People and Windows- Gallery 4
People and windows.
June 14, 2012 Visual Arts Room
Maura and Murphy at Aunt Linda’s
Pittsburgh Firefighter on South Side
Jane and Prem’ Wedding
Through a Diner Window- Queens NYC
Pittsburgh Firefighter on the South Side
Breadworks Delivery and Barry’s Pub– South Side Pittsburgh
Meeting Laura and James for breakfast at First Watch Worthington Ohio
Anna finds her surprise sock monkey
Erika and Michael watch the Zamboni groom the ice Columbus Ohio
Shadyside Window by Ellsworth Avenue
Watching NYC traffic through a glass window
Mannequins AND real men on Carson Street South Side Pittsburgh
Beautiful Valentine’s Day Bride
Sea Lion Viewing Window at the Zoo Pittsburgh PA
New Year’s Eve @ Columbus Zoo Lights
Available light photography at night is my challenge. I find it fun but not always easy. The one family shot I lit the family with the flashlight app from the iPhone so I could get some light on their faces. It was chilly but not bitter. We saw a rhinoceros, the tiger pacing, a sleeping polar bear but mostly it was the colored lights on every tree and branch, some reflected in a pool of water. My son Mark and his wife Erika, the four grandchildren(Anna, Michael, Jack and Maura), my DIL’s cousin Shannon who is like a sister to her and her daughter Parker were all willing to stand still in the lights as I tried to focus quickly. We had a lot of fun.