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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Smart Lizard!

One minute I spot a lizard hanging out on the saguaro skeleton that's leaning against the back patio. The next minute he's swinging on the feeder licking his lips. (Well, at least the lizard equivalent of licking his lips.) He had devoured a bee that was buzzing around the feeder. He hung out there for at least a half hour snagging unsuspecting bees.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bumper Sticker Wisdom #5

Bumper Sticker Sighting (Tucson)

I have CDO. It's like OCD, but all the letters are in alphabetical order AS THEY SHOULD BE!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pittsburgh skyline from the Fort Pitt Tunnels

Things I miss about southwestern Pennsylvania (in no particular order).

#5 View of the Pittsburgh skyline through the Fort Pitt Tunnels

Humble little Pittsburgh has one of the most spectacular "entrances." This video plays in real time meaning this is how long it take to get through the Fort Pitt Tunnel. Sometimes it takes even longer since drivers tend to liberally apply their brakes while traveling through it.

Before entering the tunnel, you have no hint that you're approaching the city. Notice all of the hills. Once you exit the tunnel, the city and the three rivers surround you. Note the gray, gloomy sky!!!





Here's a shorter clip (on a rare sunny day) that shows more of the river.



This is the Fort Pitt Bridge--the bridge you cross after exiting the Fort Pitt Tunnel.