Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Trees in Portland

On my run

Since it's winter here in Portland, I've seen any number of images from others of solitary trees silhouetted against the sky. Most of these have been set out in some field or other open space far from the center of town. On my run the other day I came across these two trees and thought to myself ~ two solitary trees! More or less a city version of the country favorites!!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013


from the archives ...
The hand life has dealt for today means staying close to home ~ the benefit though is a trip through the archives!

Amsterdam Stairs

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dalai Lama

Parking Space 3 at the Northwest Film Center was recently marked for use by the Dalai Lama!
Dalai Lama

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sinking Boat

Some of us have boats that are in great shape, others not so much. In this case it's as if the owner of the boat has parked the old car beside the garage and it now has two flat tires, needs a paint job and is growing moss on the north side!

Canal Boat

We walked by this boat and reflection in September while visiting Amsterdam!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Dining out in Amsterdam

Off the beaten track, but Hogeweg is definitely worth the trip. Marvelous food in an intimate neighborhood setting in Amsterdam!!!! We ate there twice in September 2012.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013



This koi seems to be floating in both time and space as well as the water. We saw him early in 2012 in Seattle!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Il Putto ~ Art and Antiques by Another Name

Il Putto

Tripping through the archives again and found this! An Antique and Jewelry Store in Amsterdam!!!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Pearl Bakery ~ Early Morning

Morning Hawk

Breakfast at Fuller's and then a walk home past Pearl Bakery was when we saw this fellow who evoked memories of Edward Hopper's Nighthawks

Channeling Monet

On My Mind

Found this on a journey through the archives!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Ankeny Plaza

Ankeny Plaza

On weekends during most of the year this area is the site of Portland's Saturday Market and is filled with people. Being New Years Day and the middle of the week, it was empty and gives the impression of time past.