Reid Anderson–The Bad Plus in Pittsburgh

Getting ready to see Peter Frampton tonight at the Benedum Center. It has got me to thinking about all the great concerts we have seen since returning to Pittsburgh. Last January we saw The Bad Plus at The August Wilson Center and saw a virtuoso bass performance by Reid Anderson.

Reid Anderson is a bassist and composer from Minnesota. He is best known for his work in The Bad Plus with pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer Dave King. The Bad Plus has been together since 1989.

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Reid Anderson

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Regent Square Daylily #1–Yellow Ledbetter

We planted a lot of day lilies under the misconception that deer would not eat them. They destroyed the ones in our front garden but relentless application of repellent has saved the beauties in our back garden. The dark purple ones will be next to bloom. I think I will call this one Yellow Ledbetter. Thank you Pearl Jam.

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Yellow Daylily

Today’s Walk Through Regent Square

We have a young active dog and each day Lady Trey requires about four miles of walks to keep her calm and well balanced. We live in Regent Square which is one of Pittsburgh’s best neighborhoods for walking. It borders Frick Park so you can walk through neighborhood streets or paths through the woods.

On today’s walk we came across a beautiful variety of daylily that I have never seen before. The colors are quite striking and I thought worthy of sharing.

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daylily

Zombie French Edition Boxed Set

I recently licensed 10 of my images to be included with the new French edition of Dawn of The Dead. It was known in Europe as Zombie. The people who put together the box set included the images as separate prints that are suitable for framing or in a scrapbook. I thought this was every clever. All the images and over 40 more are included in my book, Zombie Nights: My two Nights with The Living Dead.

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Columbine from Our Regent Square Garden

One of my favorite spring flowers are columbine. There are over 70 species of columbines and innumerable hybrid species. They come in a variety of colors. They also seem to be deer and rabbit resistance allowing them to achieve a full bloom.

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Columbine

Pink Daffodil

Every year my wife plants additional daffodils. Living near Frick Park we like them because deer won’t eat them. In fact we discovered you can protect your tulips by surrounding them with daffodils. Deer and rabbits will stir clear.

She surprised me this year with these late blooming daffodils that have a pink fringe around the trumpet. I had never seen them before.

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Pink Daffodil

Bleeding Heart in Our Regent Square Garden

After my fourth year of photographing this plant I finally got an image I like. The trick is a bright overcast day without any hard shadows to ruin the delicate nature of the bloom.

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Bleeding Heart