Thursday, June 30, 2011

Shooting and Driving Heading to Zion

This is outside of Springdale Utah, the gateway to Zion National Park. This was the end of Day 1 of our driving trip to Hampton, Virginia.

Heading to Zion

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Blog on Vacation

The camera will be out of town for a few days. One of the Orange Boys is expressing his displeasure here.

Protest Sit-in

Monday, June 27, 2011

Gelato, Coffee and Pears

Mio Gelato is one of two gelato stores on NW 23rd. Situated on the corner of NW Kearney with a west exposure it is a haven for many who come to enjoy the sights, sounds and sometimes sun in Northwest Portland. Sitting outside, I noticed through the open window this ray of sunlight crisscrossing pears and heading straight to the drawing of the man with a cup of coffee.

178/365 Everyone Should Know A Little Italian

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Besaws ~ Sunday Morning Breakfast

Besaws is a local restaurant and attracts crowds like this on the weekend. I've never understood waiting to eat ~ the French Toast can't be that good.

Sunday Morning Breakfast ~ Besaws

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Spots and Tatts on NW 23rd

Strolling on NW 23rd last night here in Portland Oregon we ended up sitting and having a sorbetto on NW Kearny. What fun watching this woman with her decked out hair style and tattoos.
Spots and Stripe

176/365 Reality

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fremont Bridge

Portland has ten bridges that cross the Willamette River. The Fremont Bridge is a steel tied arch bridge. Here's a view of it looking from the south to the north.

Fremont Bridge

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dogs in the Window

These lovelies were on NW 25th and Thurman here in Portland, Oregon. The two Lhasas look quite nice next to the black pug. However, this was their one moment of silence! You could hear them for blocks.

Yodeling from the Window

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Strong People

Here are two images, one is of a statue of Teddy Roosevelt who would have liked to have been remembered as a Rough Rider. The other is of a small stuffed rabbit given by another friend to my friend Gayle who entered Hospice today. Gayle is 91 and has hiked to the top of all of the volcanos in the Pacific Northwest. She did this in the 1940's. The plus side for Gayle is that she'll soon be talking directly with Teddy exchanging exploits...
The Rough Rider
At the End of Life
Gayle was moved from the hospital back to Cedar Crest, the Alzheimer's Unit where she's lived for two years, yesterday afternoon. She seemed far less agitated when I saw her this morning. Hospice will be a blessing for her so that she can be in familiar surroundings as she continues to decline.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Day of Summer in Portland

The sun kept peeking out through some clear skies and then thin clouds. There was enough of it to bring the temperatures well over 80, hot for Portland. Lots of people took advantage of the early evening mellowness to enjoy the great out of doors in Jamison Square, one of Portland's small city parks.

First Day of Summer ~ Jamison Square

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Red Dress PDX

The Gay Pride Parade took place in Portland today. Although we missed it, we were lucky enough to be on NW 10th when the float for Red Dress PDX went by as it returned to where it had started before the beginning of the event.

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Red Dress PDX

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday in Tanner Springs Park

Late in the day, the rain stopped and we took a walk in Tanner Springs Park here in Portland. A tranquil park that's great for strolling, reading and when the weather is better having a picnic!

Walking in Tanner Springs Park

Friday, June 17, 2011

Breakfast at the Bijou

June is a busy month and today is a special day. Voice from the Couch's birthday meant that we would go out to breakfast. Here are two images from the Bijou, one of Portland's best breakfast and lunch spots. This nice bright interior is about to change. So drink up this light because the next time you see the restaurant it could be totally different.

The Bar at the Bijou

168/365 Peonies at the Bijou

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Monk and the Rose

Portland's International Rose Garden is a major attraction here in town. There are likely as many tourists looking at the roses as there are roses blooming. Tonight this monk spent quite some time walk the paths and enjoying the floral beauty.

The Monk and the Rose

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bugattis Rule

Another evening event with the automobiles at the Portland Art Museum gave me an opportunity to take a self portrait with the 1937 Bugatti. After doing that I turned and took this image of the ostrich hide interior.
165/365 Bugatti Ostrich Interior

Monday, June 13, 2011

Painterly Poppy

Look closely and you'll find the back side of a bee hunkered down in that poppy.
Mammouth Poppy ~ Bee Bottom

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Another Day on Dog Mountain

Some of hike for exercise, some of us hike for the natural beauty, some of us hike for both. I'm thinking that I hiked Dog Mountain two weekends in a row for this view of Mt. St. Helens!

164/365 Mt. St. Helens from Dog Mountain

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Walking on Wild Side on NW 23rd

First up is a convergence of traffic on NW 23rd ~ a TriMet #15 bus, a bicyclist and an orange VW that has been converted to a truck.

Bus Bike Bug

And then the eponymous image compliments of the local Pop-up Store...
Walk on the Wild Side

Friday, June 10, 2011

Touring England

Yes, you can Tour England here in Portland. For a limited time the game is available at the Portland Art Museum's gift shop!
161/365 Touring England

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Steve McQueen's Jaguar at the Portland Art Museum

More cars arrived today at the Portland Art Museum for the exhibit, The Allure of the Automobile. This gorgeous 1957 Jaguar XK-SS Roadster was once owned by Steve McQueen.
1957 Jaguar XK-SS Roadster ~ Portland Art Museum

Monday, June 6, 2011

Allure at the Portland Art Museum

Allure the new exhibition at the Portland Art Museum of automobiles begins this Saturday with a special members preview on Friday, June 10, 2011. Today was the day that these beauties began to arrive. Here's an overhead shot of the Bentley being maneuvered into position in the Sculpture Court.
157/365 ~ Bentley at the Portland Art Museum

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The View from Dog Mountain

Hike to the top of Dog Mountain, east of Stevenson, Washington in the Columbia Gorge and you'll see this incredible view of Mt. St. Helens.

Mt. St. Helens from Dog Mountain

There's also the yellow balsam root covering the hillside. Django is sitting in the midst of some of them! A fun time had by all.
Dog Mountain

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Goldfish in Portland

Bored, have nothing to do?

Looking for something new?

Just curious, then go to Gypsy Lounge here in Portland on NW 21st and race a Goldfish!
Goldfish Races

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Portland's Other Big Pink

Advertised as Big Pink, this motorized trolley will take you around Portland Oregon's immediate downtown area.

Big Pink Trolley