As we get ready to publish this weeks blog, and most of the home improvements are finally done, it's time to get back to reality. So, here are some of the shots I haven't had a chance to post while we were doing our three week retrospective postings.
You can't imagine the surprise we got when my wife brought home our weekly box of fresh veggies from the co-op and found this strange looking Romanesco Cauliflower laying there. It was a shame to eat it, but we did and it was delicious!
I tried to find this spider in my book but couldn't. This web is built on our satellite dish.
Kids 3-wheeler sitting in front of an old warehouse at the former Rich Hill mine in Slickport, PA.
Looking for a different kind of birdbath? Try this out.
Finding beauty in a back yard.
I shot an aerial back in 2006 showing this truck sitting in the same place, just as it sits now without all of the trees growing up around it. A few more years and you'll never see it again as the trees and weeds reclaim the land.
Me and an alley cat, eye-to-eye.
The first day of school dawned, as usual here in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, with the sun trying to shine through the slowly thinning fog.
Sunrise over Slickport, Cambria County, Pennsylvania.
31 August 2009 ; 07:21:21 a.m.
Waiting for the bus, first day of school 2009.
With a little encouragement from big brother, it's time to board the bus. Five years ago I had a similar assignment for the Star-Courier newspaper and I photographed big brother on his first day of school. To say the least, Mom was really excited when I happened upon the younger boys this year. What are the odds?
Old barn in Susquehanna Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania.
Same barn from about 1/4 mile or so down the road.
The morning fog lifts over Northern Cambria, PA.
Now a graphics company, the old Mount Carmel Church stands out as the morning fog starts to burn off.
Making sure he has no stow-aways on board, this school bus driver checked the name of the students as they boarded the bus on the first day of school in Northern Cambria, Cambria County, Pennsylvania.
One picture was not enough for this mother as she met the school bus at the school building so she could get the whole experience of her daughter's first day of school on film. Every story deserves an end to a beginning.
Tree rings. Ala Photoshop
There are a few really nice gardens in the town of Northern Cambria, and this is one of my favorites.
It just doesn't get much fresher than this!
I shot this while driving down Route 219 towards Ebensburg, PA.
Talk about having your home re-possessed in these rough economic times!
Yard Sale Goods -- Barbie and Raggedy Ann.
Makes you wonder if this gutter still works when it rains, don't it?
A budding photographer in front of a stained glass window at VOMO (Venue of Merging Arts) in the former St. George's Serbian Orthodox Church, 305 Chestnut Street, Cambria City.
What drew my eye to this picture of these items sitting in a window was the fly sitting on the owl's face, it looked like a tear at first.
Salt and Pepper shakers. Same place, different window.
This painting on the wall marks the high water level of the 1889 Johnstown Flood in Cambria City.
City Living. It's amazing what you can see if you would only look up once in a while instead of straight ahead.
I shot this thru a small gap in a fence of an inner-city garden while walking down a street in Cambria City.
Sitting in the Patton Community Park, this 1929 Ford looks really pretty.