Places and Things That Caught My Eye

(new added August of  2008)

 

 

 

 

These 3 gazebo and roses ones I took after a wedding we did at the Mountain View Inn east of Greensburg PA on Aug. 2, 2008

 

 

 

These two were right after that same wedding. Carl came and stood behind my chair and I liked the way his hands looked as he was holding the

vows.

 

 

This one I took the next day in the woods at Bushy Run Battlefield during the re-enactment. I liked the sunrays through the gunsmoke.

 

 

Late afternoon sunlight on the fountain pond in South Park, June 6, 2008

 

 

The fountain through the dogwood

 

 

Grove just beyond the fountain

 

 

Dogwoods and the fountain

 

 

Tree root by the pond that looked quite...amphibian

 

 

Gazebo where we were shortly to do a wedding rehearsal

 

 

Reflection

(for wonderful fans of light in the sky at this same time, see HERE)

 

 

Wild cherries near our old house...May 24, 2008

 

 

Old barn with rhododendron on Boxcartown Rd., May 26, 2008

 

 

House across the road from the barn...

 

 

Memorial Day cartridges lying in battlefield grass...

 

 

Bushy Run Battlefield pathway, May 2008 (see HERE for more of this place)

 

 

Wall at Shakespeare's against the sky, May 2008

 

 

Boxwood gardens behind Shakespeare's, May 2008

 

 

Abandoned mailbox with the name S. Over on it

 

 

Blue and white house near where we moved in the spring of 2008

 

 

Big hollow tree not far from mailbox above

 

 

The day after Easter 2008 across from our new house

 

 

Past impressions...

 

 

Yellow rose in windshielded sunlight

 

 

February 2008 window flowers...

 

 

Thistles and lilypads on Raccoon Lake, Oct. 28, 2007

 

 

Leaves floating on Raccoon Lake, Oct. 28, 2007

 

 

Spring in Oakland, the university section of Pittsburgh, with the pink magnolias in bloom.

 

 

Magnolias along the side of Heinz Chapel.

 

 

Phipps Conservatory through the magnolias

 

 

Joey, Stephen, and Emily in my garden tunnel, which is about 25 feet long.

 

 

Just to show how many critters we have up here. This is the snow in my front yard with

not a single human footprint.

 

 

Close-up of sweetgum leaves...autumn 2004

 

 

Afternoon sun hits the balcony of Shakespeare's just after we did 2 weddings Oct. 6, 2007

 

 

Dandelion between huge rocks behind Shakespeare's.

 

 

Setting sun on tall grasses behind Shakespeare's.

 

 

Weeds and rocks behind Shakespeare's.

 

 

Seed heads over rocks, touched by the setting sun behind Shakespeare's.

 

 

Glasses also touched by the setting sun at Shakespeare's.

 

 

Tree hydrangeas beside Robin Hill...reception after a wedding Sept. 1, 2007.

 

 

Robin Hill herb garden that was very Williamsburgy.

 

 

Same herb garden...

 

 

Double kerria on the rocks behind Robin Hill.

 

 

Berries at Robin Hill

 

 

Statue in my garden hugged by snow

 

 

Gazebo near our airport just before a wedding.

 

 

Full moon

 

 

Looking straight out into the Pacific off the end of the San Clemente pier, March 2006.

 

 

Narcissus in my dining room window

 

 

 

Meri...

 

 

Old apple tree at the edge of our woods

 

 

Bow Bridge in Central Park, NYC May 2006

 

 

Stairs by the Belvedere Fountain, Central Park, May 2006

 

 

The Belvedere angel

 

 

Interesting tree in Central Park

 

 

And another...

 

 

Pond where King Kong slides on the ice in Central Park

 

 

First Presbyterian Church in downtown Pittsburgh. This is where

Kathryn Kuhlman held services.

 

 

Come late winter, I start needing flowers on my dining room table. (2007)

 

 

Entrance to Longvue Country Club covered in New Dawn

roses. Coming in to do a wedding, of course.

 

 

Dappled sycamore on the side of Longvue.

 

 

I found this interesting...how though the background is all blurry, the maples are ok.

 

 

Sun setting beyond the woods.

 

 

Tree in Scott Park I love the shape of

 

 

Carl sitting on a bench in South Park looking over the vows while I wander about with my camera.

 

 

Carl looking at pond by gazebo in picture above.

 

 

Looking up from inside a pink dogwood

 

 

The mama dove made a nest in my lilacs

 

 

and I watched her brooding every time I went outside as it was right near my door.

 

 

I thought she only had the one baby

 

 

but then I saw she had two.

 

 

Getting a bit further up the branch...

 

 

The whole family...Dad, Mom, and the twins.

 

 

Just lookin' around.

 

 

Little fountain in Phipps Conservatory that looked to me like it was a conductor

leading a snapdragon choir.

 

 

Newly-hatched robins in the bittersweet along the side of my big porch.

 

 

House I really like in Sewickley

 

 

Sycamores lining the lane up the hill behind the convent.

 

 

As if the sycamore bark itself wasn't grand enough, the sun dapples it even more.

 

 

A bird nest high in a tree above where Carl and I had a picnic Oct. 28, 2007.

 

 

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