Sunday, October 31, 2010

Oregon Symphony on Halloween

What were these two doing dressed as the Doctor and his Sexy Nurse. They had come to see Psycho and listen to the Oregon Symphony play the background music. The two fellows in the bottom photo were there too. It was a great evening. Drop into the photo stream here.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cloudy But No Rain the Day Before Halloween

The Portland Streetcar's western most terminus is NW Marshall and 23rd. Across the street is Good Samaritan Hospital. Fortunately for the bicyclist in the last photo from today, it's just down the street from where she's starting out on her journey southbound on 23rd. Prepared for rain, with her umbrella, but she has no helmet to protect her head. The red M&M is wishing her well I think.

Friday, October 29, 2010

The condominium complex on the corner of NW 10th and NW Glisan boasts red balconies for selected units. Walking past there around noon today I noticed a distinct glow when the sun came out from the clouds.

Earlier the green benches from the new yogurt shop on SW 9th had their own almost glaring glow. 

And there's a new sign up in the complex at NW 10th and Flanders. 

Tomorrow is likely not to be as sunny.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hummingbird and Construction Workers

The Chihuahua Mafia and I took a walk around Tanner Springs Park ~ around is an accurate description since we were on the perimeter following the No Dogs Allowed rule. However, this didn't mean there weren't people to see or hummingbirds to photograph. Start with the hummer first, then check out the sidewalk conference and the one lone walker crossing through the park instead of walking the edges. And why not, it is a beautiful place to be in the midst of the construction and hubbub of the city. The streetcar inched its way passed the barricades matching its orange car with the orange stripes.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Geese in the Sky, People on the Street

Mt. St. Helens is a ways away from the Portland Streetcar. You can see what's left of this volcano after its eruption in 1980 from Portland but today's lead photo is a closer view of it. And back on the streets of Portland, Mike Gold and Peter Schutte stopped to chat with me. Later I came across a bicyclist with one of the longest beards I've seen in awhile. Drop into the photo stream here and float both directions...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Early Morning Flight

Up before the crack of dawn and so was able to catch these photos of geese migrating South. I'm certain they'll be passing over the head of my friend Karin in Mendocino in the next day or so. I wish them well. Later, I found a fine cluster of bottles waiting to be recycled. Whoever had partied under the freeway on ramps had kindly brought them all to the corner. And last but certainly not least is the blue cruiser illegally parked. Check out the license plate.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Morning Moon, Afternoon Rainbow

A day of sky delights... My only sighting of October's full moon happened early this morning near the Museum stop on the Portland Streetcar line. Then later in the afternoon, the sky cleared for five minutes and a rainbow appeared. Today was a good day.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunflower, Clouds and Rain in Sight

Today was a day of contrasts. Sunflowers with raindrops, puffy clouds in sunlit skies and a bed of leaves blown off trees in the South Park Blocks.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Walking Towards the Streetcar

Out and about today, I ended up at Saturday Market not too very far from the Portland Streetcar line. As I was walking towards the Streetcar line, I ended up in the middle of Burnside. Here's that image and some others from the day. For more drop into the photostream here.

Last Sun for a Few Days

Still recovering from the "plague",  I needed to visit the Portland Art Museum this morning. Sitting around noon at Boyd's Coffee across the street, I was presented with this Heritage Elm. Large puffy clouds and blue sky. What more could you ask for? Oh yes, the Portland Streetcar stops immediately across the street in front of the back of the Portland Art Museum. Perfect!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday Torch

The trees have become torches this week. Here's a familiar sight in the city. Trees that glow torch-like red with wires everywhere.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sunny Sights Along the Streetcar Line

The Portland Streetcar stops near Tanner Springs Park. The fellow who is taking his helmet for a ride stopped to talk with me. His plan had been to take the streetcar but ended up spending more time on the street after he missed the train. Speaking of trains, a long freight was coming into town, moving slowly through the Pearl. I've been told that years ago the area to the east of Tanner Springs had been a round house. And last, but definitely not least is the streetcar heading east away from its stop at NW Lovejoy and NW 19th.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Self-taught and Home Made

Ah, street musicians are everywhere these days it seems, some good, some not so much. David was on his way to being good. Made his flute from a water pipe and taught himself to play. All of this after kicking his meth habit. 

Nearest Streetcar Stop
SW 10th and SW Yamhill

Monday, October 18, 2010

"Christmas" Arrives at Director's Park

While walking past Director's Park today, I noticed what appears to be the first sign of the holiday season. Check out the Nutcracker type fixture that sits on the western section of the park. Goodness, Halloween hasn't even gotten here yet. Needed to hurry off for an appointment so I'll have to check back later in the week to see what this fellow is doing in the park.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Portland Streetcar Heading North then West

Here are a few images from the Portland Streetcar starting at Burnside as it goes north on NW 10th. First up is Powell's Books. Construction of the new line heading to the eastside is keeping traffic away from the blocks north of Johnson until the tracks turn west and head towards NW 23rd and Marshall. Tanner Springs Park is located in this no car zone and that's where I found the 3.5 pound chihuahua this afternoon.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Autumn Leaves

Portland trees put on a beautiful display this time of the year...

Nearest Streetcar stop NW Northrup and 21st

Thursday, October 14, 2010

View from My Window

Still home sick, taken from my window...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Red Chair

I was allowed out for what seemed like five whole minutes today. Home sick and getting sicker. This chair looked far better to me in this reclined  view. Stay healthy everyone.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Portland Streets

Portlanders were out enjoying the fall sun today. The two women were crossing SW 12th and Roger Drissel was enjoying a wrap on his BMW motorcycle. He's just arrived in town having driven across the country in a VW bus pulling the motorcycle by a tow mechanism attached to the side car. If you see him on the streets be certain to say hello.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Portland Sunning Itself

And this Portlander was taking full advantage, reading while reclining in the sun.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Found Art

The area just north of the Portland Streetcar line along NW Northrup is going through a slow metamorphosis. Some people would say the office buildings and other residential/office buildings that are being developed have yet to eliminate the "gritty" feel. Amongst the grit today I found this bit of fun "art".

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