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Archive for November 2013

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: UNEXPECTED

November 24, 2013

UNEXPECTED BABY SHOWER *** *** A cute button nose, a sweet little smile, a new baby’s coming in just a short while. Visit the Daily Post at WordPress.com for other entries. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

CEE’S BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE: STATUES

November 22, 2013

“THE NOBLE QUARTET” OF THE THE FOUR DISCIPLINES SCIENCE – GAILEO THE ARTS – MICHELANGELO MUSIC – BACH LITERATURE – SHAKESPEARE This statue of Michelangelo, located in front of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, was designed by John Massey Rhind in 1907. It is part of a grouping of sculptures created for the Carnegie Institute […]

UUU CHALLENGE: URBAN RENEWAL

November 19, 2013

URBAN RENEWAL “Pulling down the old, Making way for the new. Twisted metal All askew. Being recycled into something new. Our skyline is changing at every turn, Hopefully a positive effect For all concerned.” Francine Gassette Visit Flickr Comments for more UUU challenges. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

CLOUDS AT DUSK

November 18, 2013

CUMULUS CLOUDS I was coming home from my granddaughter’s band practice and notices these clouds sweeping the sky during the dusk of the day. Vertically Developed Clouds Probably the most familiar of the classified clouds is the cumulus cloud. Generated most commonly through either thermal convection or frontal lifting, these clouds can grow to heights in excess of […]

FIRST SNOW

November 17, 2013

 It’s not quite a winter wonderland, but we received our first taste of winter on Nov. 12th, enough snow to tell us the seasons are changing. The heaviest of the snow came down overnight, switching over from rain with the dropping temperatures. According to the National Weather Service, November 12 was the snowiest day in Pittsburgh history […]

TRAVEL THEME: SHORT

November 16, 2013

SHORT CAR Visit Where’s my backpack? for more entries here. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: LAYERS

November 15, 2013

TIPS When I first stumbled across this large sculpture outside of the Carnegie Museum of Art, I didn’t understand what I was seeing.  I knew I had to return to it with camera in hand. “Tip,” an immense jungle of boards wrapped with scraps of wire mesh, slathered with cement and paint, and festooned with […]

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FIRSTS

November 2, 2013

THE RUBBER DUCK Over a million admirers flocked to Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh for a glimpse of the city’s world-famous Rubber Duck inflatable sculpture. The 40-foot rubber duck, the brainbird of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman that has been floating in the Allegheny River just off of Point State Park the past few weeks, […]

TOUCHDOWN!!!!

November 1, 2013

There is nothing like high school football. Here is a sample of one game’s highlights. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

HELLO AGAIN

November 1, 2013

It has been a few weeks since I was able to post pictures on my blog.  At first it was due to extreme fatigue.  Then high school football took up all my time and energy. I want to thank each of you for your prayers and concerns while I was away. As you know I […]