Thursday, July 31, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR XXI

Even the autumn leaves seem to fall in an artful design.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR XX

Just a normal front yard in Portland.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Why I Like Portland OR XIX

I don't know what this is but I think it's lovely. (It is a Japanese Maple.)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR XVIII

The Oregon flowers impress me because they are so different from what I see growing where I live.
Maybe I need to get out more but there things in the Northwest that just do not grown on the plains.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR XVII

                                             A day trip to the beach is entirely possible.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR XVI

Pioneer Square with fountains

Friday, July 25, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR XV

                                                       Wonderful natural sights to see.
                                                       Multnomah Falls east of Portland.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR XIV

                                                    A large Propeller from a submarine.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR XIII

                                              Oregon Museum of Science and Industry or
OMSI, as it is called.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR XII

                                           A submarine in the river that the public can tour.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR XI

                               Powell's Book Store is one of the largest book stores in the USA.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR X

                                          Ice rink at the mall (where Tonya Harding practiced.)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR IX

                                             Walls of art. These happened to be on one building.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR VIII

                                                         It seems to be centrally located.
                                                                (Click to enlarge.)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Why I love Portland OR VII

                                                              Acres of pancakes

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR VI

                                      Many breweries and many ways to sample the varieties.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR V

                                        A light rail system called MAX for Metro Area Express.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR IV

                                                                     Trolley cars

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR III

                                      Now this is old hat - but this picture is from 1998!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR II

Out door cafes with Great Danes waiting patiently for their owners to come out with food.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Why I Love Portland OR

Out door cafes with breakfast all day.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Skylight at the Kennedy School

It's hard to tell, but these flowers are made of colored glass and are on a background of more mosaics.

This is the last of the Kennedy School, but many more pictures of Portland will follow.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Mosaic and A Painting

I believe this is honoring a former principal of the Kennedy School.

This is fascinating painting - children in puffy blue pajamas preparing to launch some sail boats?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Kennedy School has a Cafe

Another painting.
                                                  A class room converted to a small cafĂ©.
The school was built in 1915. By the 1970's it was closed to students and deemed to decrepit to be
saved. However a group formed and managed to revive it. McMenamin is the name associated with that save!  More can be learned on Google by typing in Kennedy School in Portland OR.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Tea at the Kennedy School

From the styles I would guess in the 1930's.
Here is some more of the delightful wall art in the halls.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Kennedy School Portland OR

Much more to come on this school/restaurant/lodging and delightful restoration.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Mosaic

A little blurry - from 1998 - this mosaic is in The Kennedy School in Portland, OR. Three of my favorite things; a sunflower, a flag and some music. And in my favorite big city.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fourth of July Quilt

Made for our little firecracker born on the 4th of July!          Happy birthday Miss L!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Unexpected Outcomes

From 1999, our last time to be in Kansas City.
This is the skyline with the reflections of the hotel ceiling lights.
Reminds me of possible ships from outer space.
Now we find that almost all the UFO sightings from the '50's and '60's were U2s.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Words to Live By

A plaque from the wall of a cancer treatment center in McKinney, TX.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Stone Guardhouse

This is in Kanopolis KS and another example of how early settlers used what they had to construct buildings. There were very few trees in sight.