Saturday, November 26, 2011

I Am a Camera: Sunny Black Friday

Nothing profound. Just had some nice snapshots of this past week.

We had our first frost last Saturday morning. I wanted to capture some of the images.
Love the delicate frost tracery on the grass. But this sort of thing is terribly ephemeral here - by ten o'clock it was raining again and all the fragile beauty was gone.
Last bit of frost-art, this one from "Lake Amherst", the low spot in the curb where the rainwater pools up.
The Peep took this on the way down Hawthorne from Grand Central Bakery. That's the "Bluebird of Death" hanging from the mirror, by the way.
a very Portland sort of November - stone and rain and fallen leaves.
Missy loves her some ginkoes. "They come from China, like me!" she enthuses;
This is another of Missy's snaps, and a good one to close with; our shadows toddling companionably along the street towards a sunny day together...
Hope you and yours are also enjoying this time together.


Lisa said...

Lovely photos and leaves. I'm glad you've shared your bakery before, so I can envision that wonderful trip.

I'm glad you had some blue skies.

Labrys said...

Nice pics! About those ginkgo trees? They were also once native to this state....a long, long time ago.

At the sunken and petrified forest out east on the banks of the Columbia, they have found petrified ginkgo logs! So, not just for China at all times! They once grew here in Washington State.

FDChief said...

Lisa: We really enjoyed the nice day. I had to run by my shop to do some lab testing, but then we had dinner at our local brewpub in Oregon City and then stopped Mojo off at her heaven-in-a-fabric-store Mill End Store whilst the kiddos and I went and got a treat, and then ended up reading "Caillou and the Potty" in the Sellwood coffee shop.

Big fun.

Labrys: Yes, isn't that cool?! We've gone fossil-picking behind the high school out in Fossil and found those Miocene and Oligocene leaves. The kids like to talk about what the woods looked like back in the day...I'll have to do a post about Oregon's early Cenozoic flora. It's pretty awesome!

Lisa said...

I like the simplicity of Caillou. I like tin tin and Asterix, too. Sounds like a nice outing.

Labrys should check out your most excellent semi-fictional post on the lives of animals who did not survive an apocalyptic moment. Very dramatic, and geographically informed. Perhaps you remember the title of that piece?

FDChief said...

Labrys: Lisa mentioned these - two of these "geology" posts from the archives here that you might enjoy:

about the Missoula Floods, and this one:

about the Columbia River Basalts.

I should really do one about the Boring Lavas and our local volcanoes

FDChief said...

Lisa: The Caillou thing was actually pretty hilarious. Caillou has always been sort of borderine-simple for our snarky family and this one was WAY over the top beginning with page two where he puts his potty "on his head like a hat". My son couldn't stop laughing, and then when Caillou poops his drawers...let's just say that we both laughed ourselves to tears.

I kind of like the little bald-head myself; he's a juvenile sort of holy fool and he IS in the great tradition of Tin-tin. The potty thing, tho? Too much...

Lisa said...

I like the simplicity of the rendering and the fact thatcaillou has its basis in child psych. But yeah, I had noticed this wasn't a terribly exalted title.

Thank you for providing the links, and we will await your next, maybe on the Boring Lavas :) You have a tremendous skill at accessing the emotions of other creatures, IMHO (humans, included :))