Thursday walk to work Yard/Garden Edition.

I love how squash in a parking strip sprawls all over the place.

These are new builds (probably replacing smaller houses, though I don’t know for sure) that I approve of, just because they don’t look like every other piece of new construction in this city.  The one on the left (the orange one) was featured in the paper once upon a time.  The gentlemen who own the house are both over 6 feet, so everything in the house is sized to them.  Which means I won’t be purchasing that house.

Squash and corn in parking strip.

When lettuce bolts it reminds me of Christmas trees.

Nice setup.

This tiny backyard house has always intrigued me.

Sunflowers in driveway divider.

Beds ready to go.

I love how nasturtiums turn into mounds.

One of the poetry posts. Here is a link to the poem by Jane Hirshfield.

Great address font.

Onions are getting ready to be harvested.

Good mid-century detail with modern flair.  Don’t you just love that bright green door?

Here’s an unusual house. Pink stucco and very square with flat roof. It’s at 1644 N. Emerson and I fear it’s probably not long for this world.  It’s empty, the lawn hasn’t been mowed and the fence is chained shut.  A quick look at Portland Maps tells me the property taxes are paid up though, so it’s not in foreclosure.  Maybe it is just waiting for a new tenant. Although I wouldn’t be surprised to find it torn down.

Rain garden.

Cute Victorian.

Detail of cute Victorian.

Homemade disk golf holes.

I’m headed for the Broadway Bridge, but it will take a lot longer than 12 minutes to get there on foot.

Someday I’m going to go to this.  It’s $3.00! How many dance classes are $3.00?  Not many, I can tell you.

Ainsworth Wine and Gifts is going out of business.

Here’s my mid-walk bathroom stop.

These are new leaning benches.  They came about because regular benches make some sidewalks not ADA accessible and also Trimet wanted to sell more ads.

Good collection of stickers.

Beautiful sky.

Jayda gets some love.

Really good bike seat covers.
And so ends my walk.

4 thoughts on “Thursday walk to work Yard/Garden Edition.”

  1. It seems like chalk messages of love are very popular in PDX. You ghave had them in your last 2 walk posts. I guess with the amount of rain they would be there for a bit and then quickly disappear!

  2. As always, I love your neighborhood walk posts. I've been considering doing the same on my blog, even though I think the neighborhoods here are not nearly as interesting as they are there. Would you mind if I borrowed your idea?

    I'm trying to decide if I'm curious enough about what "sociallygay.com" is to visit the website.

  3. Thanks Jan! Of course you can do the same thing. I'm hardly the first blogger to take walks and take pictures. Plus, I like seeing your neighborhood too.

    Sociallygay sounds intriguing, but I too have not actually checked it out.

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