Tag: blue

That’s some good weed, man. (Variations on a flower)

Chicory – Cichorium intybus It’s a wildflower but I think of it as more of a weed. These little blue flowers are quite abundant in southwest Pennsylvania in the summer. They are along almost every road and show up almost overnight in bad lawns (such as my own ;-)) if you wait to long to mow.  Weedy as they are, I…

Two for today

Going to break it up a little today. I saw these flowers growing on the end of a grungy painted dumpster today and I liked the nice built-in backgrounds. It looked like the roll off dumpster dug up some dirt while it was being unloaded and it’s been there so long flowers were growing in the dirt. These shots are almost begging…

Down below

On a two-hour commute home from work yesterday I spotted a sign for a scenic overlook ahead and thought that it may be of interest. When I arrived I saw that the parking lot was empty (it wasn’t exactly on a well-traveled road) and I pulled in to check it out, mostly for future reference as the time of day…

Something normal in Pittsburgh

On Saturday evening my wife and I found ourselves close enough to Pittsburgh for me to try to get a shot of the city at dusk. It was a beautiful evening and I thought, after looking at the sky, that I would get some interesting clouds in the background and that it may be worth a shot. Well by the time…

Sea and surf

Until I get done processing more of the monastery photos, I thought I would show a few beach photos. Waking up and hearing the ocean and taking walks on the beach in the evening were some of the relaxing moments of my trip. It’s a different feeling that you don’t get in Pennsylvania. I kept most of my beach shooting…

Crickets chirping….

…..is what I hear around here lately. It’s been a bit lonely with the lack of visitors but I have no one to blame but myself. My photography output is way down since last years 365 project. Plus I find that, without the pressure of having to do a daily photo, I don’t push myself to get out there and shoot. I…

Back to the blues

I don’t have a whole lot to say about this photo. It’s just one of those things you spot while you’re out and about and think that it may be worth getting a shot of. One of those things that just catches your eye, for some reason. The reason here, of course, is the abundance of  blue. Plus the fact…

Small signs of spring (No blues for the blues)

Considering this is the middle of March in Pennsylvania, the weather has been incredibly warm the past week. The forecast for the next week calls for more of the same, so one can’t help but think spring. Even though it technically becomes spring this week, I just hope nothing happens, like a freak snowstorm in April, to destroy the mood. One…

Icicles melt

We had some freezing rain along with a little more snow last night. My truck was encased in the frozen fun and before I thawed it out, I grabbed a few photos of the icicles hanging from it in various spots. It would have been a good day to head out into the woods and get some frozen nature shots…

Bridges

Bridges – Utah Phillips and Ani DiFranco – “The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere” In honor of a really cool song by two talented artists. I spotted this bridge while traveling around today and thought it just had something about it. I’ve been past this bridge probably hundreds of times yet it just caught my eye today. I don’t know why and I’m…