Scenes along the way

Allegheny River & Samuel Justus Trails. Not too far from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

I know.  I promised us all a break.  It’s coming.  Soon.  I have this fabulous internet connection for the next few days so I thought I’d take advantage of it.

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A POST that’s been sitting around

Scene from POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours). In the common area of this particular studio building.

Back in October of another year (2011), as you may or may not recall or may be just learning about if you’re new to Life in the Bogs, M and I went east to visit family and surprised a friend by showing up at her studio during POST.  I took a few photos while I was there, but hadn’t taken the time to sort through them.  While I was ill with the Attack of the Shingles (sounds like a bad movie, doesn’t it?), I had plenty of sitting around time and used some of it to look at old photos.  I know they’re not THAT old, but so many images have been captured since that time that they feel old to me.

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A quick trip to Philadelphia

Driving in to Philly

Sometimes the best laid plans of mice, men, and women do work out.  That was the case yesterday.  On our way to New Jersey to visit with my family, we stopped to see Jenna, our artist friend.  She sent us an invitation to POST and we decided to surprise her by showing up since we planned to be nearby.  Regular visitors to Life in the Bogs may recall that we took a tour of Jenna’s studio back in June.  For those who didn’t see the post or want a refresher, click here.

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307: Waiting for the train

Waiting at the train station

My father and nephew arrived safe and sound last night.  We had a little bit of a wait at the train station in Greensburg, Pennsylvania yesterday.  Their train left Philadelphia 21 minutes late and it snowballed after that as they followed one slow freight train after another.  All in all, their train came in about 2 hours late.  It gave M and I a chance to check out The Supper Club, something we wanted to do after we took the train from Philly to Greensburg, but our train also arrived late and we decided at the time we should just go home as it’s a 2 hour drive from there to home.

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259: Scenes from Philadelphia

2 Lanes to Phila. On the Betsy Ross Bridge.

I’ve been doing a little spring cleaning on my computer this morning.  This led me to sorting through the photos I took in Philadelphia last month.  I thought I’d share a few before I put them away on the back-up hard drive.

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235: Seeing red

(The red bag.  In the artist’s studio.)

The true color of life is the color of the body, the color of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses.  It is the modest color of the unpublished blood.

~ Alice Meynell

The WP Weekly Photo Challenge is:  Red.  I have had fun with red in the past, way back in 2007 when I posted Red in my color series at Bountiful Healing.  I can’t believe it’s been that long, to be honest.  While it doesn’t seem like yesterday, it also doesn’t feel like it was four years ago.  Yikes.

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234: Sunday Signage

(Somewhere in Philadelphia.)

I haven’t done a Sunday Signage post in a while.  That’s due to not having taken many photos of signs lately.

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