Photo Friday: Siena Window

I’ve been thinking about Italy lately and wanting to go back. I guess it’s because of my rushed weekend in Boston a few days ago, with dinner at Eataly (an Italian marketplace in an upscale mall in Back Bay) and stops in Old Forge, Pennsylvania (Pizza Capital of the World) on the way up toContinue reading “Photo Friday: Siena Window”

Photo Friday: 18 Years

Eighteen years ago yesterday, my husband was on the phone trying to get someone to fix a burst pipe when I hurried in from an ultrasound appointment, three weeks before my due date. “Cancel the plumber. We’re having a baby today.” We rushed to the hospital, and Jonathan Morgan Petrini was born an hour andContinue reading “Photo Friday: 18 Years”

Photo Friday: Lit-Up Little Free Library

I know the Christmas season is technically over, but my son likes to leave the decorations up until his mid-January birthday, so we’re still celebrating here. And I realize I haven’t used my blog to show off my newly illuminated Little Free Library! Are you familiar with Little Free Libraries? There are more than 90,000Continue reading “Photo Friday: Lit-Up Little Free Library”

Photo Friday

With minutes to spare before the Thursday midnight deadline, Jon Morgan completed the essay last night and submitted his application to Johns Hopkins University! He has already applied to Hopkins’s Peabody Conservatory. If he is accepted to both, he could enter as a Dual Degree student, double-majoring in music composition at Peabody and whatever heContinue reading “Photo Friday”

Photo Friday: Samovar Cafe

For this week’s Photo Friday, here is a picture I took when I ventured to Nikolaevsk, Alaska, a remote village of Russian Old Believers. I was visiting Homer alone for a few days, and was looking for something a little different to do that day. A local guidebook described four remote villages of Russian OldContinue reading “Photo Friday: Samovar Cafe”

Postcards From the World

A few days ago I posted about reaching my goal of both sending and receiving 5,000 Postcrossing postcards by the end of this year, after a little more than 10 years of being a Postcrosser. (Here is a link to that post, which also includes a primer on what Postcrossing is and how it works.)Continue reading “Postcards From the World”

Photo Friday – Street Art, With Pup

I posted many photos on my old blog. On this new iteration of the Petrini Page, I intend to keep posting my own photography, including on “Photo Fridays,” starting now. I was walking in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood and came across a street artist putting the finishing touches on a mural. I later learned thatContinue reading “Photo Friday – Street Art, With Pup”