Monday, June 3, 2013

Snapshot lost in time

This will have to be short. I'm in Portland and it's a whirlwind. Today we took Leo and Thea to the Children's Museum. It was a blast. Yesterday we walked to opening day of the neighborhood Farmer's Market on Woodstock Ave. Great people watching, true Portlandia, complementary doggie water bowls in the garden, a pair of overweight Labs at one, drowsy Goldens at another and  charming mutts lounging at a third.

11 comments:

Roy said...

Sounds great. Glad you're having such a whirling good time. I am always amazed to hear what a hip and happenin' place Portland is. Of course I was there a long time ago, but when I was there, all signs indicated it was headed in quite the opposite direction.

asha said...

IMnotsoHO, save for the trifling botheration of the sometimes seemingly endless, life-giving, green-making rain and gray cloud cover, Portland is the perfect place. It is definitely a special place.

Roy said...

Things probably got better after I left. :)

asha said...

Jesus! How long ago were you in Portland?

Roy said...

I sort of ran away from home in 1966. I spent the summer there, working on a truck farm, and the first semester of a school year during which the sun never shone. I was just a kid. It was a bleak time, in a way, made worse by the damn weather.

asha said...

For a second I thought you worked on a farm that grew trucks in nice orderly hoed rows like cabbages.

Yeah. Portland rain and gray. Legendary. Must have been a truly miserable year.

Roy said...

No, we grew trucks. It was just down the road from the dental floss ranch. Not the road to Maggie's farm, but the road to perdition. You go down until you come to a north and a south. You don't wanna go north--you wanna go south.

asha said...

Oh indeed. South, definitely south.

A dental floss ranch, eh? I tried my hand growing that once but weeding was a nightmare. Then the squirrels got into the patch. They love dental floss.

Roy said...

I think I read somewhere that squirrels will sometimes walk right into a crocodile's mouth and floss his teeth. Nature is so amazing.

asha said...

Ain't that the truth! In fact, alligators prefer squirrel dentists just for that reason. There's a squirrel dentist on Alligator Creek across from where we stay in Florida. Alligators practically line up for a squirrel flossing.

Roy said...

A squirrel has such quick, clever hands--I've heard you hardly know you're being flossed. Actually, a useful adaptation for alligator dentistry.