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Archive for August 2013

ANDY WARHOL BRIDGE GETS A BLANKET

August 21, 2013

KNIT THE BRIDGE There is art to be found all over the city of Pittsburgh.  Now thanks to over 1800 volunteers who met in “knit-ins” around the city to  produce 580 knitted and crocheted blankets to cover one of Pittsburgh’s best-known bridges, The Andy Warhol Bridge. “It is about connecting and bridging communities,” says Amanda Gross, a […]

THE IMMIGRANTS

August 20, 2013

Once again I found myself in New York City this past week.  This time everyone came with me. My daughter and three grandchildren.  More about their experiences in a later post. On this visit we stopped in Battery Park on the way to take the Statue of Liberty tour.  It was here I found this […]

SONEL’S BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE: DOORS

August 14, 2013

DOORS Your existence has many doors, and each serves a purpose that ultimately helps define who you are. Sometimes it is hard to open these doors. Often you would think it just won’t work. It takes patience and perseverance, but you must believe that you already have every key for each door you encounter. Imagine […]

GGG CHALLENGE

August 13, 2013

INTRODUCING GREEN, GREEN, GREEN Soothes Relaxes mentally, as well as physically Helps alleviate depression, nervousness, and anxiety Offers a sense of renewal, self-control, and harmony  “Nothing Gold Can Stay” Nature’s first green is gold,  Her hardest hue to hold.  Her early leafs a flower;  But only so an hour.  Then leaf subsides to leaf.  So […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: ONE SHOT, TWO WAYS

August 10, 2013

FALLINGWATERS Fallingwater is the name of a very special house that is built over a waterfall.  Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most famous architect, designed the house for his clients, the Kaufmann family.  Fallingwater was built between 1936 and 1939.  It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark. Why is it so […]

SONEL’S BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE: TEXTURE

August 8, 2013

STEEL BEAM & PIPES  *** *** TREE BARK ### ### View Sonel’s Black and White Challenge for more texture entries. BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: ANYTHING THAT LIGHTS

August 7, 2013

NEW YORK CITY LIGHTS ROCKERFELLOW PLAZA TIMES SQUARE I LOVE THE NIGHT LIGHTS SLIDESHOW Visit Cee’s Photography for more entries to challenge. BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

FOUNTAINS AND FIREWORKS = FUN

August 6, 2013

Here are more of my beginning attempts at night photography and fireworks that were taken a couple of years ago from Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Posted in answer to Flickr Comments FFF Challenge. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FORESHADOW

August 4, 2013

MARCHING BAND CAMP My youngest granddaughter, a junior at Pittsburgh Obama Academy of International Studies, has just spent a week at band camp.  They packed their bags and instrument in preparation for the hard work that was ahead of them. Seven days of practice, three times a day, to master their music and marching skills, on […]

CUPPETT’S COVERED BRIDGE

August 1, 2013

CUPPETT COVERED BRIDGE “Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.”     Slideshow I find one of the joys of blogging is to have someone recognized my photos and respond with a personal story behind the photo. Such was […]