Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography

Archive for December 2011

LIONS & TIGERS & BEARS – OH MY!

December 31, 2011

This year I discovered I love taking pictures of animals.  With camera in hand, zoom lens in my camera bag and my tripod on my back, I set out for the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium where I found some willing students.  They don’t always do what you want them to do, especially if they […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: WINTER

December 30, 2011

You can call it the blizzard of 2010 or snowmageddon, but there was a winter storm the likes of which have rarely been seen in Pittsburgh.  It blanketed the city with 20.1 inches of snow Friday night into Saturday morning February 5-6, 2010.  It brought the city to a virtual standstill as a state of […]

BOYS AND THEIR TRAINS

December 30, 2011

The Christmas season is coming to a close and I am taken back to a Christmas day in 1956.  The day my little brother received his first train set.  It was a Lionel Steam Locomotive set.  The black engine, with steel parts and wheels, was made out of a heavyweight material such as cast iron or […]

VISIT TO THE COUNTRY

December 29, 2011

 I’m a city girl, born and raised.  So when I get a chance to visit the country, my camera goes, click, click, click capturing all the wonderful sights you don’t see in the city.  These photos were taken along the countryside in Ohio.  Enjoy

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: BETWEEN

December 23, 2011

On December 29, 1790, George Washington and Seneca Nation’s leader Guyasuta overlook Pittsburgh.  Washington established a peaceful co-existance with Native Americans.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SELF PORTRAIT

December 16, 2011

I chose this self portrait that I made over with an artistic design in Print Shop.

COVERED BRIDGES

December 15, 2011

I traveded the Erie Coastal Trail in Ohio to visit three covered bridges located there.  The Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge is the longest covered bridge in the United States.  The bridge is 613 ft. long and stands 93 ft. above the Ashtabula River.  Harpersfield Covered Bridge is a two-span Howe Truss bridge and is 228 ft. long.  It […]

LETS UNITE

December 15, 2011

LETS UNITE

Welcome to Francine in Retirement

December 14, 2011

Welcome to my new blog, I just started it so be patience with me.  Thank you for visiting  and I hope you will follow me as I photograph my experiences during retirement life.

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