Point Breeze Christmas Tree

I really love when neighborhoods decorate existing trees with lights> It doesn’t have to be a pine tree! I saw this the other night when going out to dinner in Point Breeze and love the non traditional tree. Point Breeze is a small neighborhood with two really good restaurants.
Point Brugge
Pino’s Contemporary Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar.

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Point Breeze Christmas Tree

First Snow in Regent Square

The weather has been really strange this year but winter is definitely coming. Not enough snow to shovel but the patterns of the chain link fence against the red brick background are interesting.

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First Snow in Regent Square

This Snow is On Me

Okay, yesterday I published Thinking of Mexico. Today we had our first snowfall in Pittsburgh and a little more than expected. So if you were stuck in traffic or fell on the ice…my bad. To make up for It I will share a winter picture from a few years ago. Hopefully, this will bring warmer weather?

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A Winter Oak

San Jacinto Mountains.

I remember first hearing about Palm Springs on the Edwin R. Murrow Television show Person to Person. That show was my first exposure to Murrow. I don’t know which star he was interviewing, maybe it was William Holden, but we were riveted to our ten inch black and white TV like we were every Sunday. I was amazed that they were sitting at a pool in swimwear but it was the winter in Cleveland (freezing,cold,tons of snow) and they were sitting at a pool and looking at the snow on the surrounding mountains.

What a magical place I thought.

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Palm Desert California

It is easy to understand the attraction of Palm Desert in California, especially in February. Last time we were there was in July. We were up early, off on a hike and in the pool before noon. After our afternoon siesta it was finally below 95 and we could venture out again to dinner or night life . It was HOT!! In the winter though the air was crisp, the days were in the low 70’s and the nights required a light jacket. Picture perfect.

Snow on the mountains and palm trees in the sun, what a beautiful place.

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Palm Desert

Palm Desert

Bavaria–The Alps

I live on a mountain. I have also traveled a lot through different mountain ranges in Colorado,California,Utah,New Mexico,Maine,Canada,Pennsylvania,North Carolina etc. It is amazing how different mountains can look and yet so similar at the same time. A mountain in Pennyslvania and one in Tennessee can look very much alike but you wouldn’t confuse them with the Rockies.

These are the Alps in Germany near the Austrian border. I don’t think these look like any other mountains I have seen but can’t say what it is that makes them look so different. I have never been to the Canadian but this doesn’t look like Colorado to me.

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Bavaria

Bavaria

First Snow

Today, old man winter fired a warning shot over over our bow. Sure today it was just a small flurry, but I’m not fooled. This is from the Halloween snow a couple of years ago. If you don’t like snow like me it’s time to flee!

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First Snow

First Snow