Sunday, April 30, 2006

Pittsburgh...Pittsburgh and more Pittsburgh

Here are a few pictures from my outing with the nephews (read: bratlings) today. The sun was shining, and the sky was blue. I can't ask for much more than that in Pittsburgh.






The Beauty of Mingo

My nephew had to see the covered bridges at Mingo Park since the last time I went, I didn't take him. I however forced him to walk from one bridge to the other, much to his chagrin. Two and a half miles were just too much for him when all he had to look at was the creek and some trees. What a wuss!

He certainly doesn't do well with nature walks. I love them. I love walking, and I'd do more of it, if the state of the roads in Charleroi were a bit better. As it is, every hill and street is ripped to high heaven for the new water lines. PAH!





Saturday, April 29, 2006

Oogie

I still say I'm the owner of the cutest cat on the planet!



Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Hump Day Hunt - Week 18

From the Fotopherrets, the word of the week is "bridge"

I love bridges. In my photo folders you'll find many. I'm posting 2 pictures today. Both were taken this past Sunday. One is of the Suspension Bridge in Wheeling, WV, which is one of my favorite bridges and the other is of the The Leatherman Bridge in Washington County, a very difficult to find Covered Bridge.



This one was taken while I was walking across the bridge, much to the chagrin of the other fotopherret walking with me.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Pretty Trees

I'm a sucker for a pretty tree in bloom.




But that's kind of obvious, isn't it?

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Birds, Birds, and more Birds

For the most part birds get very annoyed when you try to photograph them. I like to annoy birds as much as possible by doing my best to get as many pictures as I can of their feathered highnesses.

Here are my shots from Wheeling today. The robins were rather cooperative for once.





Saturday, April 22, 2006

Driving Through The Country

My nephew wanted to see a covered bridge. He wasn't particularly happy with my sister and I when we went to Mingo without him last week. So coming home from Washington today, I took the Kammerer (try saying that five times fast..hell try saying that once) Exit and went down to The Wright Bridge.



But before we got to the bridge, there was a farm with little donkeys and llamas, and horses. Let's just say a lot of cars passed us, wondering if we had taken our meds today. But I did get some cute animal shots.





Thursday, April 20, 2006

The Things You See While You're Walking Down The Street

I took a walk with my camera today. (I know, how exciting) Here's what I saw along the way.











There were just so many beautiful trees in bloom and flowers, that I couldn't resist snapping some shots

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Hump Day Hunt

The word of the week at Fotopherrets is Blossom.

What an easy word!


The blossom is from this lovely tree that can be found in the Japanese garden at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh.



I was very partial to this tree. I took about 5 pictures of it in varying locations.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Backyard Beauty

Sometimes there's beauty to be found in the places that you see everyday. This year our tulips and daffodils were particularly gorgeous.

Our yard may not be as picturesque as some, but the flowers in it are vibrant and lovely.




Sunday, April 16, 2006

Favorite 5 Photos

I've been bad at participating in this photomeme, but since the weather has improved and I actually feel like pulling my camera out I think I can find 5 photos this month that I consider favorites.

Here they are:


Lilies at Phipps.


A landscape of the Youghiogheny River


Mingo Creek at twilight.


One of my many shots of the Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle State Park.


My favorite building in Pittsburgh, The Cathedral of Learning