Monday, April 14, 2014

close to home


















Walking to a park close to our home we pass the house in the center which has it's own little park in the front yard!  This neighborhood park is one of many in Portland and is a favorite of young and old.


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

spring in PDX





Cherry blossoms everywhere - close to home and along the Willamette River in downtown Portland. A very rainy March has not stopped these lovely blossoms from opening up.



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Saturday, March 15, 2014

old cars in great shape



Top one is a Nash Metro from the '50s and the bottom is a '53 Hudson. I'm always on the lookout for old cars and was pretty excited when I spotted these recently. I have never seen a Nash and a Hudson only once before.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

seeing red





Yesterday was Valentine's day and I sure saw a lot of red around town. I've always liked that red bench next to the store called 'The Frock'. The red fence just next to it caught my eye too.And who does not love a red bug! Love was in the air!

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

me and my shadow


Sunny dry days this winter made me get out and take pics of myself around town. The top is at the Salmon Springs fountain downtown. The middle is near the steps down to the river downtown and the third at a street mural in south east Portland.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Citroen city



Two Citroens spotted in the last  few months - we don't see many of them here on the west coast - so I was pretty excited to see these. Mostly likely from the '50s and in very good shape.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

foggy start to 2014


















A cool foggy day at a local park where a runner and her dog are out for  a new year day's run.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

winter sunrise




Frigid temps at night make for very colorful sunrises. This is how the sky looked this morning.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

winter sky


Arctic snow storms were felt in many parts of the US. We had a light dusting of snow this morning but not much is left as I look out on our backyard. 

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Friday, November 15, 2013

two for one



I was lucky on two different days. I like murals and old cars. One day I spotted a '60s Ford Galaxie (top image) in front of a mural for the business on the corner.  A few weeks later a '60s Ford PU was parked in front of the same mural. Two old cars and two interesting views of the mural - lucky me!

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