April showers bring May flowers, but May showers can quickly destroy the delicate blossoms on flowering trees. Sometimes the blooms only last a few days before a sudden downpour — of which Pittsburgh has been experiencing often these days — washes them away.

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2018
Junior high woodworking class is as close as many of us have ever gotten to making something with our own hands. We developed a tactile awareness of the silky smoothness of well-​sanded wood and that need to run our fingers over the soft warmth of a finished piece of walnut.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Pittsburgh’s downed trees reemerge as carved treasures
I have often tried to find the beauty in a frigid day. I have frequently searched for loveliness in a meadow swept bare and brown by icy winds. I have repeatedly tried to uncover elegance in snow-​wrapped woodlands.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
The U.S. Golf Association began staging the U.S. Open — the ultimate national championship — in 1895, and moves it year to year around the country. The USGA requires, first of all, a golf course that offers a stiff challenge, where the rough is deep, the greens fast and par is an outstanding…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading How the beloved Oakmont Country Club course came to be
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