Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lawrenceville Graffiti





I had the privilege of a tour of an old commercial site in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh a few years back, before renovations began.  I'll post some photos of the old building another day, but here is the outdoor graffiti.  I believe it is still there.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Tangled Up in White


It has been a winter wonderland here in Pittsburgh, with snow every day for the past week.  I took the opportunity to strap on the snowshoes and take a hike at Beechwood Farms.  The wide, clear trails are perfect for winter hiking.  The thing that struck me most today was how tangled all the bare branches look in the winter.  I never think of them that way in the summer, when they weave themselves into a canopy, but in winter it looks so different.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fog on the Cooper River



A few days ago I went for  late afternoon walk to Old Santee Canal State Park with the family and unexpectedly encountered this beautiful fog hovering above the river.  How I love this little parcel of South Carolina.  It delights me every time I make it home.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Catching Butterflies

 


Today was a beautiful day, as warm as any summer day.  Wyle and I went for a walk at Hartwood Acres and she had the pleasure of catching her first butterfly.  She was quick and persistent so I should not have been surprised when she actually cupped it against the grass in her hands.  She was so gentle, but still we had to have a lesson in the ethics of butterfly handling.  She was not going to let it go, but I did coax her into releasing its wings and being content with it sitting on her hand.  I taught her about butterfly dust and how the butterfly can't fly without it and how important it was not to touch its wings.  Despite my lecturing, it was a magical experience for both of us to share.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Autumn Pinks




Here's more autumn color from my neck of the woods.  These pink leaves are so pretty this time of year, and I find the rectangular shapes in the bark to be fascinating.  That's not a shape you often find in nature.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Misty Morning at the Creek


I'm not usually glad when I wake up as early as I did today, but I think my subconscious was eager to get out and take some photos.  It has been very foggy the last several mornings.  I was planning a trip out this weekend, but when I peeked out the window and couldn't see the street for all the mist, I knew I should get up and get some shots before my husband went to work.  This is one of our favorite places to spend time in the summer and it was every bit as peaceful this morning.  Maybe more so, because the morning light was so soft but so much brighter than I imagined.

Friday, September 26, 2014

My Bunny and Me




Do you remember those commercials where they would sing, "My buddy, my buddy, my buddy and me!"  Well, I hear that in my head almost daily since Wyle and bunny are inseparable.