Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Memorial Day. Yes, it was and the day started at the waterfront with all of the flags honoring our fallen soldiers. Thought provoking on many levels. Several sets of images reside over there on Flickr. One is of the Golden Dragons and their paddle practice on the Willamette. The other two are here and here

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Elephant in North Park Blocks

Here we are in the North Park Blocks with not one but two elephants. Great morning for a walk, click here for the rest of the images.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Jamison Square ~ Frolic!!!

Even though it wasn't the warmest day there were a few children at Jamison Square. This one was quite happy frolicking in the water. For the remainder of the photos, click here.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Window Washing

More often than not it seems that the Eliot, a condo building between 10th and 11th, is having its windows washed. Cleanliness is next to Godliness they say. For the rest of the images, click here...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Out of Service

This Portland Streetcar was literally out of service. One of the passengers had to be forcibly removed. An interesting end to a very long day ... for all of the images, click here.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Another Rainy Day

Rainy day schedule today... for the rest of the images, click here...

Streetcar Takes the Curve on NW 23rd

Rain Reflection

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Exciting New Banner

Ladies and Gentlemen, another new exhibit at the Portland Art Museum. 
R. Crumb and the Drawing of Genesis. 
It should be grand!!!
For the other images, click here.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Coffee with Kalmar

What could be better than suddenly finding yourself in line with the Music Director of the Oregon Symphony. Yes, there he was ordering coffee when I bopped in to have yet another cup. The man exudes energy at cosmic levels. When I first got in line, I only felt that there was some presence in the room that wasn't normally there. A quick scan and I almost said Carlos Kalmar out loud. Now, any number of people have suggested I should have said hello. But really, how many times do the famous need to have that happen? So I just took it all in and then later this opportunity to snap his portrait presented itself. All right there on the Portland Streetcar line. For all the images from today, click here.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Back in Portland

Back in Portland and while headed to the Portland Streetcar, I came across Human Bowling in the parking lot of the Fat Tire Farm. How great is that? For the other images from today, click here.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Not in Portland but Soon

There I am to your left. Our flight was changed so that we were able to fly directly to Portland rather than through Seattle. Heading to bed, three hours early!!!


Friday, May 21, 2010

Away from Portland

San Diego to be exact. Returning on Saturday night late. To see what one small part of San Diego looks like, click here.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Buckman School Play

Buckman Elementary School is not on the Streetcar line (truth in blogging). Regular programming has been interrupted for this special report about the 2010 Fifth Grade Class play. We were invited by our neighbor's daughter-in-law to see her daughter perform. Since our neighbor wouldn't be in attendance, we felt it was important for someone of her grandmother's generation to be there. The entire play kept us rifted in our seats (except me who moved down front with the small children to be able to photograph a bit better). Here's Ava. At some point I'll have all of the other images from today and some more from the play ready for viewing. Check back for the link.

Delayed Post

Ah, it's Thursday, I somehow missed Wednesday because I thought Wednesday was Thursday. So if you've been waiting for Wednesday, here it is. He was waiting, too. If you ever find I haven't posted, please email me. Grazie!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Culinary Academy Break Time

Today the future chefs were taking their break without their tall hats. For the rest of the images, click here

Monday, May 17, 2010

Beethoven Festival ~ Night Number Three

These last three evenings with the Oregon Symphony have been exquisite. Arnaldo Cohen is an excellent musician. His skill is only matched with his rapport with the members of this orchestra. What a grand journey for all involved. One day these years will be called the Golden Ones. Thank you members of the orchestra and Carlos Kalmar for making it so!!! For all the images from today, click here.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

All Beethoven ~ Mostly Piano, Mostly Cohen

Great music played by the Oregon Symphony, featuring pianist Arnaldo Cohen. Simply wonderful. For all the images from today, click here.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Regular Programming Interrupted Momentarily

Django requested equal time with the Radio Flyer Chihuahuas. Here's a shot of him and Tembo on their Dog Mountain Hike in the Columbia Gorge. Great fun for all going that 7 miles with about 2850 feet of elevation gain. Your friendly blogger ended the day at the Beetovhen Festival. To see all of the images including ones where Django says his eyes haven't been blinded by the sun, click here.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Chihuahuas Riding in Style

Although I have several comments about this, I'll just say that Django was mystified with why two of his compadres would be allowing themselves to be pulled instead of walking and sniffing and leaving call cards. NW 23rd has reopened to vehicle traffic. Combined with the outrageously glorious day, the street was covered with people and dogs. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Opera ~ Channeling Cher and Nicholas Cage

Voice from the Couch and I went to the opera tonight. Thankfully I didn't see my father with or without his paramours. And I'm not Cher and he's not Nicholas Cage but I did feel very special going to the Keller even though it wasn't in NYC. Life is where you are, treasure it. Truth in blogging, this is three blocks from the streetcar and we caught it on Harrison. The operator was most gracious. Thank you the city of Portland and all of the Trimet operators. For more Keller photos, click here.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Coffee at Barista

There's a technical term for these glass implements at the coffee bar in the Barista shop. At almost midnight it escapes me. Taken at the request of Badbeard himself ~ that would be the cello playing coffee roaster/coffee roasting cellist shown over there in the right column. 
For all of the images from today, click here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Red Lights on Lovejoy

Lovejoy will soon be closed for sometime as a result of the expansion of the Portland Streetcar line. For right now the signals are working. I caught most of them red in this image. For all of the others from today, click here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mounted Police Parking

This stanchion is located directly across from the Portland Streetcar stop at SW 10th and Alder. For all of the images from today, click here.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Irises on Mother's Day

Ah, irises. They're such a beautiful flower and I came across this grouping on my walk today. Who knew, but irises supposedly were Claude Monet's favorite flower.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sleeping Along the Streetcar Line

Hopefully she won't be sleeping on NW 11th Avenue next to the Portland Streetcar line or anywhere other than a clean safe room tonight.

Friday, May 7, 2010


Check out that central window in this enclosure. You could put your head through and say hello to the employees and customers in Patagonia. Today had the promise to be the number one day of the year, but never quite made it. I wonder where that window went...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Reading at Boyds

Reading is such a great way to spend time in a coffee shop or anywhere for that matter. For the rest of the photos, click here.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Afternoon Light Next to the Streetcar Line

Yes, this was right there on NW Lovejoy and 23rd ~ brilliant green leaves casting shadows on their neighboring leaves with a warm red brick wall to set the color off just right. For all of the images from today, click here.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cargo on NW 13th and Flanders

Cargo's storefront is always intriguing. A revamp from the faces in globes earlier this year to what you see here. For all of the others from today, click here.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Farmers Market Day

Today was a mixture of sun and clouds, mostly clouds but when the sun was out the light was truly magical. For more images from the Farmers Market at Portland State as well as a myriad of others, click here

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