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!



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


Winner's Escort


Does anyone know who the first winner was?