Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Barn Collective 022816

Another barn than conjures up nostalgia from my childhood.

View more barns at:

Critters: To Each His Own 022716

Backyard Sentry
While the other backyard birds flit from feeder to feeder,
the Mourning Dove often takes up a perch and remains there;
often for an hour or two.
For a variety of Critters join:

Weekend Reflections 022716

There are two ways of spreading light.
to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
                                              ---Edith Wharton

Joining James for:

Friday, February 26, 2016

In Remembrance

In remembrance of Tina, EGCameraGirl, and her husband who both passed as the result of an auto accident.

Her kind comments were a blessing and she will be missed.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

A Photo a Day Challenge: Bridges 022516

A 2006 study determined that Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, and with its proximity to three major rivers and countless hills and ravines, Pittsburgh is known as "The City of Bridges".
This is Roberto Clemente Bridge viewed from PNC Park.
(on a rainy day)
It is closed to vehicular traffic on Pirates' and Steelers' game days, providing a pedestrian route to PNC Park home of the Pirates baseball team, and Heinz Field home of the Steelers football team.

This bridge spans the Slippery Rock Creek
flowing down a gorge formed during the ice age.

 Pondering: Does a bridge cease to be a bridge when it is closed?

More bridges to view at:

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Snow Fence in Waiting

Snow Fences have been pretty much unemployed in our area this winter with few snow drifts to hold back.
 This one makes a nice foreground for two stately trees.
More fences at:

Black and White Wednesday - Sepia 022416

lucy sepia b

While creating a post for a black and white photo challenge on my other blog
Ventures In Photos,
I discovered the sepia setting on my camera.
So . . . who but Lucy could be my first subject? 😉
To see a couple more using other means for sepia click here.

and more Black and Whites at:
Black and White Wednesday w/Adrienne

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Few Random Outdoor Shots . .

 The "Snow Moon" at Muldoon
A Babbling Brook
A springhouse on a renovated estate.
Not a good day for fishing. The cows are lying down

An aging farm building near my childhood home.
More of the great outdoors at:

That Fine Line . . .

between treasure and junk.

We all know the old adage about junk and treasures and anyone who has watches American Pickers
knows 'treasures' to them can be a stretch.
My entries today, in my observation are just plain junk,
but applying the above statements, here they are.
 Give it a few years and it may have sunk to the top of the tires
Who towed who?

I saw this the first time in the summer and it looks nice surrounded by the plants.
Guess someone didn't have time to do
the needed maintenance for Fall and Winter.
Seeking treasures?
Find them at:


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Blue Reflection

Was recently trying my hand at creating reflective photos
So since this one is blue . . .
Lots more 'blues' at

Wondering . . .

Came upon this building that looks very much like a barn.
 However, it is located on the corner of two well traveled roads;
has keep out signs in a couple windows;
and no sign of farming close by.
Wondering what its future may hold.
 Be sure to travel on over to: