A Special Daffodil from Our Regent Square Garden

I had never noticed a daffodil that looked like this. It looks more like a dahlia to me. I had seen a couple walking my dog through Regent Square and then low and behold a couple showed up in our garden. My wonderful wife again surprising me with what she plants.

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Remembering Becky

Being an instructor allows you to get to know a lot of people for a brief period of time. Becky was one of my photography students at The Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh back in the 1970’s. She was a beautiful soul, almost painfully shy with a dry sense of humor. I have always liked this picture I took of her. Her smile is Mona Lisa like. I reconnected with her briefly a number of years ago on Facebook. Unfortunately she was close to death battling cancer. She died way too young

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The Wurst

In Pittsburgh we buy sausages at The Parma Sausage Company in the Strip District.They have excellent fresh made daily products. I have never seen anything like this in the United States. This image is from Munich Germany and although we couldn’t;t buy anything because we were staying in a hotel, iy was still worth stopping in for a look.

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The Wurst

American Legion Quemahoning Township

When we stopped to photograph The Trostletown Bridge last week it was hard not to notice the adjacent American Legion Post. All I could think of is how small these war machines were and how cramped the crew space was.

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Trostletown Bridge

On our way to the Flight 93 Memorial we noticed some signs for covered bridges. Somerset County has a number of historic bridges. There are over 200 covered bridges in Pennsylvania and ten of them are in Somerset County.

The Trostletown Bridge is a historic covered bridge in Quemahoning Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1845, and is a 104-foot-long that crosses Stony Creek.

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Trostletown Bridge

Flight 93 Memorial Shanksville PA

It was a beautiful day yesterday with a crystal clear blue sky just like on 9/11/2001. It was perfect day to visit the national memorial at Shanksville PA. I learned a lot from the visit. For example, I did not know all the terrorists had first class seats. The exhibit details the events and the 40 brave heroes who saved the US Capitol from destruction. It is sobering to realize how close we were to losing our elected government that day. Congress was in session as the terrorists seized control of the plane and turned it back towards Washington DC. We owe gratitude to the quick action and sacrifice of those who thwarted the attempt.

The tower is 93 feet tall and has forty wind powered bells for each passenger that sacrificed their lives that day. It is a humbling and enjoyable visit and a beautiful monument.

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Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

Looking Forward to The National Aviary

Now that I am fully vaccinated I am looking forward to visiting my favorite places. Near the top of that list is The National Aviary. We are very fortunate in Pittsburgh to house the largest Aviary in The United States. We are members and usually visit 4 to 5 times a year. We have not been there in over a year due to COVID19

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An Aviary Moment

Feathered Friends

The National Aviary

The National Aviary

The National Aviary

The National Aviary

Remembering Live Music In Pittsburgh

In the summer of 2019 we saw a few concerts. The last one was Peter Frampton at The Benedum Center. We had a busy fall and winter traveling to Europe for a chunk of it and then we traveled to Palm Desert in the beginning of 2020. Never realizing we had seen our last live concert for a while. We already had tickets for 2020 for the symphony and Ringo StarBe which were refunded due to the pandemic. I can’t wait to feel safe enough to sit inside a venue and listen to live music. Until them memories and recorded music will have to do.

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Winter Joy at The Phipps Conservatory

I miss visiting the Phipps Conservatory of Pittsburghthis year especially in the dead of winter in the dead of winter. When your skin is dry and you are cold and chilly it is wonderful to spend an hour or two in warm humidity smelling the blooms of orchids and other fragrant flowers. It’s almost as good as a spa treatment. I have no idea what the actual name is of this orchid but it brought me joy in the cold of winter so to me it is Winter Joy.

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Winter Joy

Selective Color–Pittsburgh Butterfly

I never published this picture because the bright red of geranium blooms seemed to diminish the color of this butterfly photographed in our garden. A perfect candidate for my selective color project.

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Pittsburgh Butterfly