Sunday, May 22, 2016

Walking in the neighborhood again

These photos are from today's walk.  We walked to Umai and had chicken karage where I explained to a young woman why she shouldn't move to Portland.  I was sitting next to a woman from Denver who was nodding her head... Denver is also suffering from unbridled growth.   Not so long ago I was welcoming everyone to Portland.   Now I fear for the very life of Portland.

By the way, strangers talk to each other in Portland.  You share a table, you talk to the people.  You stand in line.  You talk to the person next to you.  It's very Portland.

My favorite tree in the park.

Mock orange blooming in the park and smelling divine.

I always love it when someone looks this special.  Isn't she fun and lovely?

1 comment:

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Our mock orange hasn't bloomed yet. It is planted on the neighbor's lot but it hangs over into my yard.

What is the red flower in the last photo? My friend moved to CA last year and she has something like it and doesn't know what it is.