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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Bird Banding 101

Last week I got to do a first for me - participate in an early am bird banding at Cathy Ravella's home.  What a great experience!!  I hope to learn a little more about the topic before next year's event.  I also hope to be invited back   : )



Net Setting


Red Bellied Scolding!


Measuring


Chickadee

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Aspinwall Railway

Every day when I go to work at my part time job at First Street and Brilliant Avenue in Aspinwall, PA, I pass under and over the Aspinwall Railway.  Some of you who are Facebook friends may be familiar with my train photos - I have photographed graffiti art on trains and train cars carrying fluids as I wait (mostly patiently) for trains to pass.

As a photographer who loves distressed items, I have been intrigued by the train bridge above the ground level rails and the walls that support it.  I also love the nature that grows on these walls, not allowing anything to get in its way.

I am always open for new opportunities to photograph what you would like to see on this blog or on your walls.  Thanks for looking and enjoy the late spring weather!



Be Ware


Last Year's Grasses


Generations on the Wall


Rails Above


Rails Above Two

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Pittsburgh's First Marathon in 1984

The 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon happened last Sunday with the biggest field ever!  Pittsburgh had beautiful weather and the city neighborhoods were out cheering.

I thought I would share these shots taken at the first Pittsburgh Marathon in 1984.  Love the snazzy jacket worn by our then mayor, Richard Caliguiri.



Crowd Scene


Mayor


Winner's Escort


Winner

Does anyone know who the first winner was?  

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Friday, October 3, 2014

Exhibitions in October, 2014

There's lots of great art out there, Pittsburgh!  Here are three exhibits I am pleased to be part of.




Bathroom Sink


Johns


Stove With a Smirk

Opening reception tonight!
7:00 to 10:00 pm
Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Artists IV

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination
5006 Penn Avenue (15224)

Until December 5!!



Interior

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh:
A Group Art Exhibition

FrameHouse Gallery
100 43rd Street, Lawrenceville
Hours: M,W,Th and F  11-7
T and Sa 11-4

Until October 18!!




Aftermath


Black Chair

Pittsburgh Society of Artists:
49th Annual
October 4 - 28
Opening Reception October 11, 6-8:30 pm

Panza Gallery
115 Sedgwick Street, Millvale
Hours: W,Th and F 10-5
Sat 10-3

Call me if you wish to have an outing to one of these exhibits.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Stuff Seen While Trudging, Part 1


Grapevine


The Last Angel


Red Berries


Thistle

This will be a continuing series of stuff I see when I trudge around the Marvelwood track.  Should have started it earlier in the season, but WTH, here we go!