Good Bye to The Missing Year of 2020

The worst thing about 2020 was the time lost. I don’t think age matters. If you are old like me you think how many years do I have left. If you are young it is a major part of your like spent in quarantine. Time lost is time lost. It can’t be replaced. 2021 brings us hope. We will hopefully soon be able to travel again, see family, hold events and dine out. I am eager for that return to a normal life.

As the sun rises on a new year, be safe, wear a mask, get vaccinated and hopefully soon we will be set free.

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Caribbean Sunrise

Bodies in Motion Redux

A number of years ago I made a video entitled Bodies In Motion. I didn’t like it. So I remade it a while back and never published it. Hope you find it entertaining. The only video I ever did creating most of the sound track in Garage Band.

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Inside Out In Regent Square

Today we had one of the largest snowfalls we have had in years. Over nine inches. The visual difference between the inside of our house and the outside is pretty extreme.

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Inside Out In Regent Square

Inside Out In Regent Square

Inside Out In Regent Square

Thinking About The National Aviary

Since returning to Pittsburgh we have been members of the National Aviary. It’s the largest Aviary in The United States and we are fortunate to have it in Pittsburgh. We go there often enough that I have my favorite birds and during this horrible pandemic I frequently wonder how they are doing. I can’t wait until we can venture out and visit again.

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An Aviary Moment

The National Aviary

The National Aviary

The National Aviary

Missing the Phipps Conservatory

I am reading a novel by Stewart O’Nan entitled Emily Alone. The author is from Pittsburgh and his descriptions of our city are really accurate. The chapter I am reading today is about The Phipps Conservatory and he made me realize how much I miss going there. We are members and normally we visit three or four times a year. Not his year though, hopefully we will be able to go next year.

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Autumn at The Phipps

Autumn at The Phipps

Phipps Spring Flower Show

Happy Thanksgiving

This year is a sad thanksgiving. We can’t travel and see our families. The amazing Steelers are playing the Ravens and I will have to watch it on zoom with my family. That said, it could be worse. You could be one of these guys. Yinz all be safe and happy.

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Run for Your Lives!

Three Rivers Heritage Trail Exploratory Mission

During this pandemic we have started to explore areas we haven’t visited before. In recent weeks we have traveled to Ligonier and North Park ro search for Eagles. Yesterday we stayed closer to home and parked the car in Millvale and walked a part of the The Three Rivers Heritage Trail, This is an urban rail trail paralleling the riverbanks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County for about 33 miles. It is an easy walk offering nice views of the river. Next time we will take our dog.

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Autumn Country Road

Country roads in Pennsylvania are special in the Autumn. We use to live in Pike County and travel this road almost every day. Familiarity can cause boredom but this road always seemed to be changing. In the spring the colors were faint but in autumn they were explosive. The same is true where we now live in Pittsburgh. You don’t have to go far to find a road with explosive autumn color and the drive becomes the destination.

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Country Road In Pike County

North Park Exploratory Mission

We began to follow a Facebook group called North Park Eagles. We had no idea there were Eagles there. Growing up in Pittsburgh we were more familiar with the city Parks and South Park than North Park. So we decided to search for the Eagles realizing we would probably not find any. We didn’t but we now know the park a little better and where o search for them.

Still it was a beautiful day and we had a great hike and found one curious young buck that left his group in the tall grass to check us out.

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