Sunday, February 28, 2010

Winter Meals

Trolley Car Diner, above, on a snowy day.
Below, a friendly feast in Pittsburgh.

The Trolley Car Diner in Mt Airie above, and rich European chocolate cake with Charles, below.

Winter Kids

Second Winter Storm, Feb. 5, 2010: 23 inches

Although this storm had lots of snow and wind, there was not a lot of damage because the snow was very light and fluffy.

Shovelling so much snow was still a novelty...

Third Winter Storm, Feb. 10, 2010; 16 inches

This storm had heavy wet snow, wind, and even thunder and lightening.
And, lots of shovelling.

Morning After the Third Winter Storm, Feb. 11

Trees Down After the Third Storm

Forbidden Drive along the Wissahickon had many trees down, even days later.

Fourth Winter Storm, Feb. 26; 6 inches

Total for February in Philadelphia 51 inches; Total for the Winter 81 inches.

This storm was accompanied by very strong winds, causing drifting and some power line problems.

New York Without Snow

Central Park with the statue of Polish hero Wladislaw Jagiello, above, and the Turtle Pond, below.
The ceiling of a Tiffany era meeting room at the New York Armory, below. We were in town for the Winter Antiques Show at The Armory.

Carnegie Museum of Art Tour, Pittsburgh

Jason Busch, Curator of Decorative Arts, starts off the tour in the Scaife Galleries talking about objects from western Pennsylvania.

Decorative Arts at the Carnegie Museum of Art

A Bugati chair, above right with Byrdcliff zetel along the back wall. The Bruce Gallery showcases decorative arts. The Scaife Gallery below, mixes decorative objects with paintings.