Pat’s Walking Photos
Today’s Walking Photo: Hey look, we finally got a sidewalk in our neighborhood!
And it’s ADORABLE.

Today’s Walking Photo: Hey look, we finally got a sidewalk in our neighborhood!

And it’s ADORABLE.

Today’s Walking Photo: Dammit, I’m so disappointed that I didn’t manage to get a better shot of what I believe is a Cooper’s hawk. I really dig these guys and it seems like I see them only occasionally in the neighborhood; red-tailed hawks are the raptors I see the most. Anyway, I’ve got a new lens that I’m still getting used to, so I’m hopeful I’ll get better results the next time I see one of these beauties.

Today’s Walking Photo: Dammit, I’m so disappointed that I didn’t manage to get a better shot of what I believe is a Cooper’s hawk. I really dig these guys and it seems like I see them only occasionally in the neighborhood; red-tailed hawks are the raptors I see the most. Anyway, I’ve got a new lens that I’m still getting used to, so I’m hopeful I’ll get better results the next time I see one of these beauties.

Today’s Walking Photo: Kindly watch your step.
Wait, what?

Today’s Walking Photo: Kindly watch your step.

Wait, what?

Today’s Walking Photo: Wow…it’s the cover of a Life magazine from September 8, 1972, asking us to “Remember Marilyn.” I can’t imagine this is particularly collectible, given that it’s just the cover and it’s obviously pretty beat-up, but it still seems a shame that it’s being discarded like this.
[Click the image twice to see it at a larger size for more detail.]

Today’s Walking Photo: Wow…it’s the cover of a Life magazine from September 8, 1972, asking us to “Remember Marilyn.” I can’t imagine this is particularly collectible, given that it’s just the cover and it’s obviously pretty beat-up, but it still seems a shame that it’s being discarded like this.

[Click the image twice to see it at a larger size for more detail.]

Today’s Walking Photo: Okay, so I’m taking bets – which of these free roadside items will be taken away first? Sorry it’s hard to tell, but the item on the right is a dresser – four drawers, I think, and in decent shape though it could use a paint job. On the left, of course, is an awesome TV/DVD/VCR combo unit from the home electronics whizzes at Sylvania, complete with old-school CRT screen. You even get the stylish gray remote! So yeah, which one of these misfit toys do you think will go first?

Today’s Walking Photo: Okay, so I’m taking bets – which of these free roadside items will be taken away first? Sorry it’s hard to tell, but the item on the right is a dresser – four drawers, I think, and in decent shape though it could use a paint job. On the left, of course, is an awesome TV/DVD/VCR combo unit from the home electronics whizzes at Sylvania, complete with old-school CRT screen. You even get the stylish gray remote! So yeah, which one of these misfit toys do you think will go first?

Today’s Walking Photo: Okaaaaaay, so…S is for Skeleton? I really don’t know what’s going on here. That big letter S is attached, by the way. But why are the skull and ribs missing? Is it a cryptic warning to someone whose name begins with S? This thing creeps me out more and more the longer I look at it.

Today’s Walking Photo: Okaaaaaay, so…S is for Skeleton? I really don’t know what’s going on here. That big letter S is attached, by the way. But why are the skull and ribs missing? Is it a cryptic warning to someone whose name begins with S? This thing creeps me out more and more the longer I look at it.

Today’s Walking Photo: Parked in a spot reserved exclusively for patients of a pediatric clinic.
Am I the only one that sees the disconnect here?

Today’s Walking Photo: Parked in a spot reserved exclusively for patients of a pediatric clinic.

Am I the only one that sees the disconnect here?

Today’s Walking Photo: My Scottish heart skipped a beat when I caught sight of this thistle plant. So fuzzy and yet so prickly – the classic duality, right? And now I see that “…legend has it that a sleeping party of Scots warriors were saved from ambush by an invading Norse army when one of the attackers trod on a thistle with his bare feet.” (Found that here). Och, those lowdown Norsemen – serves ‘em right, eh?!
I sure hope this actually is a thistle after all that.

Today’s Walking Photo: My Scottish heart skipped a beat when I caught sight of this thistle plant. So fuzzy and yet so prickly – the classic duality, right? And now I see that “…legend has it that a sleeping party of Scots warriors were saved from ambush by an invading Norse army when one of the attackers trod on a thistle with his bare feet.” (Found that here). Och, those lowdown Norsemen – serves ‘em right, eh?!

I sure hope this actually is a thistle after all that.

Today’s Walking Photo: It’s always a nice break from the routine when my activities take me into downtown Portland so I can walk around there. I’m guaranteed to find different views and vantage points from what I’m used to on my regular neighborhood walk. For example, here’s a building as seen in the reflective windows of another building.

Today’s Walking Photo: It’s always a nice break from the routine when my activities take me into downtown Portland so I can walk around there. I’m guaranteed to find different views and vantage points from what I’m used to on my regular neighborhood walk. For example, here’s a building as seen in the reflective windows of another building.

Today’s Walking Photo: While I’m sure it’s all completely unintended, there’s something just vaguely creepy about this bright yellow balloon, still completely inflated, sitting here in a pile of limbs and brush with a child’s drawing of a smug-looking cat on it.
I’m not the only one that sees the smug expression, am I? Am I?!

Today’s Walking Photo: While I’m sure it’s all completely unintended, there’s something just vaguely creepy about this bright yellow balloon, still completely inflated, sitting here in a pile of limbs and brush with a child’s drawing of a smug-looking cat on it.

I’m not the only one that sees the smug expression, am I? Am I?!