Friday, October 31, 2008


What is it? A bit abstract, I admit. Curved metal from the ornamental piece atop a chain-link fence gate. They must have been all the rage of home fashion at one point. They're everywhere in our neighborhood.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Garage

In lieu of pumpkins, at Halloween I give you a festive orange garage from the neighborhood. Some people just aren't afraid to be noticed.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bronzed Leaf

Autumn -- when nature bronzes itself as if to preserve the memory of spring and summer.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I'm a sucker for car ornaments. I went out photo-walking to take pictures of fall foilage--and came back with this. Guess I got sidetracked.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fence Decay

Urban decay both fascinates and bums me. Odd how there can be scenes like this, and a house across the street with an immaculate lawn and flowers--like a neatly trimmed personal oasis for some city dweller.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fenced America

A shot from a neighbor's yard as I was out photo-walking this weekend. This blog isn't about politics, but this image could make a strong statement for those who oppose building a fence between the U.S. and Mexico.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Orange Pod

Colorful orange pod thingys in a stranger's yard.

"What are they?" I ask as a conversation starter.

"Weeds," he responds.

And that's the end of that story.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sauvie Bridge

View of a new bridge leading to Sauvie Island north of Portland -- such a happy, scenic place full of farmland and open spaces.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jag Hoodie

Hood ornament from a Jaguar. Why don't cars generally have hood ornaments any more? Aerodynamics?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October Rose

I was surprised to see roses in such perfect bloom as late as October (almost November already).

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Flower with a Golden Wreath

Something happy to start your week off with. Looks kinda like a tiny tennis ball with a wreath of leaves.

Anyone know what kind of flower this is?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008


A tribute to all things pumpkin. Somehow, in the midst of herding two mischievous toddlers and two young boys, my wife and I were able to find half a second to enjoy our trip to a local farm. Brought back some smallish pumpkins as trophies of our venture.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

When Pigs Fly

Rooftop ornament from the neighborhood. Insert your own pig joke here.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sidewalk Oak

That time of year when ya wanna rake some leaves into a huge pile and jump in 'em.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Golden Delicious

A crisp autumn day made happier with an apple tasting festival. Had no idea there were so many varieties of apples, but was glad to discover the "Elstar"--by far our favorite. Evidently, it was everyone else's favorite, too. There were none left for us to purchase.

(The apples in this photo aren't Elstars.)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008


From a cafe nearby. They make some incredible chocolate espresso cookies.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Flag in the Sky

Looking up from Starbucks at Pioneer Square in downtown Portland.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Oink Oink Here

A round of "Old MacDonald" in the park. I think this woman will kill me if she ever sees this photo. Happy Friday.