Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend, 2011

 The 81st Annual Memorial Day Parade was held in Aspinwall this morning.  I think I may have attended at least 20 during my lifetime.  I began in the decorated bike section following the fire engines with my neighbor pals.  My next phase was as a French horn player in the Blawnox Elementary marching band.  I attended a number during my teen years as an observer, but then there was a break of about 15 years until Philip was in a stroller festooned with garland and a sun hat!  What a kick it was to be strolling with other parents who I rode in the parade with as a child myself.  Philip and Matthew road their decorated vehicles or roller blades for a number of years.  They even had four or five babysitters who won the American Legion essay award at St. Scho's and who got to ride in the parade in a festooned car throwing candy to the crowd.  There was a lot of cheering for the winners at every corner!  I have a feeling that my next phase will be strolling in the parade again as life comes full circle.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Photographs and Cards at Gallerie Chiz


Midwest Farmland

Columbus Circle Reflecting Pool

Spa Stairway

Earlier today, I met with Ellen Neuberg at Gallerie Chiz to drop off some new pieces.  The above images represent the Iowa and New York City series now there as matted prints.  I also dropped off 50 note cards and three framed prints from the Off-Season series.
Please check them out when attending the First Friday festivities on Ellsworth Avenue, or, whenever you are out and about in that area.  The gallery is eclectic and exciting with lots of Pittsburgh artists represented.  The website is

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pittsburgh's Strip, May, 2009

Primanti Bros.

Vegetable Market

 Strip Scene

There are several May shoots from the past few years that have not been posted, so I thought I would use the past years' photos to fill  in for the recent lack of shoots due to the local weather conditions.  The group above have been treated with a pencil filter since the Strip is often photographed.  Thought I would throw in a different dimension, just for fun  :)  More in the flickr photostream.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wet, wet, wet!

The current weather in Pittsburgh reminds me of August, 2009 at our cabin.  We could dash out between storms to fish, hike or shoot photos, but only for half hours at a time.  My shoots that trip were along the lines of when given lemons, make lemonade.

Friday, May 13, 2011

May Morning Blues


Robin Egg Blue


What a beautiful fragrant morning it was!  Coming upon this robin egg, I made a quick collection of blue things on my trudging route. Typical of this season, though, it is now dark and thundering! :(

Friday, May 6, 2011

Donald Trump NYC July, 2010

Trump Book Collection


Trump Falls

Donald Trump has been in the political news a lot lately.  From supporting the Birthers to being roasted at the Correspondents Dinner last weekend, we have heard and seen him a lot.  I thought it might be a good time to post the pictures of his building taken last summer in NYC.  More in the flickr photostream.

Black and White at 57 - Day Fifty-six

Day Fifty-six

The scene - Kiddie Land, Kennywood Park.  The date - Years ago!
Kennywood opens today for the season!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Black and White at 57 - Day Fifty-two

Day Fifty-two

The scene - The scanner.  The date - May, 2009.
The title - Scissor Scan.

Black and White at 57 - Day Fifty-one

Day Fifty-one

The scene - The deck.  The date - May, 2009.
The title - Viburnum Angels.

Black and White at 57 - Day Fifty

Day Fifty

The scene - Iowa corn fields.  The date - August, 2009.
The title - Silos.

Black and White at 57 - Day Forty-nine

Day Forty-nine

The scene - South Side ceramic store.  The date -April, 2008.
The title - Organized Religion.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Art All Night, April 30, 2011




My Panel

Saturday into Sunday was the 14th Annual Art All Night in Lawrenceville.  The organization of the event was phenomenal - what a well-oiled machine!  This was the first one I attended and I enjoyed volunteering for registration and as a mingler.  I also really enjoyed the art and the ambiance.  Looking forward to next year already!
You know I couldn't be in a partially demolished site without taking photographs.  More in the flickr photostream.