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December 19, 2013

I guess this is my week for getting up early and seeing wonders outside my window.  This morning it was a halo around the moon. My first thought was: See what a halo around the moon means here. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED! Advertisements


April 20, 2013

POINT OF VIEW I’ve posted one of these photos before and I thought I would add two additional photos I’ve taken of the same sculpture to show the contrast, and more importantly the contrast between the point of view of the two people represented.  See below the information about this amazing work of art. Jim […]


January 30, 2013

FIRE  IN THEIR HANDS FIRE PERFORMANCE ( click on photo to see larger image ) I had the pleasure of attending the “Lighting of the Menorah” back in December.  It was a very exciting and informative experience.   After the lighting ceremony there was an amazing light display by a couple of fire dancers who […]


January 12, 2013

ILLUMINATION BEFORE ELECTRICITY This past October I spent an evening being transported back to the 1800’s.  During a time before we had electricity.  The place was Blennerhassett Island.  We were taken back to a time that existed over 200 years ago. WE WERE GREETED BY PEOPLE IN PERIOD COSTUMES VISITED THE MANSION ILLUMINATED BY HUNDREDS OF […]


December 20, 2012

The Island Traveler’s Challenge, Weekly Image of Life: Children And Their Gifts, is very timely for me as I explore my theme “Visions of the Holidays”.  In my post today, I begin to explore the greatest gift of all, which will come in three parts. THE GREATEST GIFT – PART ONE ‘Twas the night before […]


December 18, 2012

YULE  DECEMBER 21, 2012 The ancient season of Yule is a time of both reflection and celebration.  A time to connect in a rational way with one’s inner wisdom and with the people that surround them. Yule is when we celebrate the turning of the wheel of the year.  Starting the morning after the winter […]


December 13, 2012

TREE AT THE POINT THROUGH THE TUNNEL FULL VIEW UP CLOSE The Duquesne Light Christmas Tree at Point State Park is one of the many sights in downtown Pittsburgh to visit during the holiday season.  The 80-foot-high tree stands in the middle of The Fountain at the Point where the Monongahela River and the Allegheny […]


November 10, 2012

SOFT LIGHT ON A SOFT SNOWY NIGHT It was February 6, 2010 and I didn’t have to travel far to capture a beautiful soft winter wonderland.   The time on my camera said it was 12:14 am.  I don’t know what awaken me, but I looked out my back window into my yard and I […]

Blennerhassett Mansion by Candlelight

October 14, 2012

  I hope you will join me on my visit to Harman and Margaret Blennerhassetts’ island estate on the Ohio River, where they lived more than 200 years ago. Board the “Island Belle” sternwheeler as we begin our journey to the magical Blennerhassett Island. The island is transformed into an 18th-century party where its magnificent […]


July 6, 2012

CITY OF PITTSBURGH AT NIGHT  Monongahela River View  Allegheny River View PNC Park  –  Pittsburgh Pirates  North Shore View Along The Allegheny River The city of Pittsburgh is a wonderful place to grow up and work in.  It is the home of a number of Fortune 500 companies, great Universities and National Sports teams.   […]