Thursday, September 30, 2010

From my own garden

Cool early in the morning, turn sunny and warm early. Plenty warm by the afternoon, but cooling off quickly when the sun went behind the ridge. At 6pm.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bus Mall

Cloudy in the morning, but clearing, and turning warm by afternoon. Breezy and mild in the evening.

At lunch time I walked up to PSU and bought a chicken curry (maybe just a tad too hot), then took a walk, caught a 17 back to work, and took another short walk, as it was so nice.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Forest Grove

Clouds and sun.

Wandered around for a bit, exploring the shady campus, with classes being held out on the lawn, and then the short old downtown to the west of campus, before finding a bus stop for the return trip.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Lloyd Center, NW Bus Mall

Turning sunny. Muggy, and unseasonably warm.

Caught a 77 across the river. Got off at the Lloyd Center, bought a rice bowl at the Safeway deli, and then wandered up Broadway and back down on Weidler, stopping in at Lloyd Center to use the restroom, and then catching a green MAX back across the river.

Phone, various apps

Sunday, September 26, 2010

NW Portland - first of fall colors

Mild, but cloudy, with morning showers.

Woke early, to the sound of rain.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mount Tabor

Sunny and warm.

Set out, walking down Thurman and stopping at the library to catch a 15 across the river to Mt Tabor. I had intended to get off at the top of the hill, but mistook the slope and got off early and had to walk up to the park. Stopped and did some sketching, then got out my map to look at the trail system. And found that nobody has bothered to input Mt Tabor's trails into open street map. Nor its restrooms either. I wandered about in a rough circle, ending up at the peak (and finding a porta-potty there) and then down the other side and into the caldera. From there I worked my way back down into the street grid and caught a 15 home.

Phone, harmony port

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Downtown Portland Riverfront

Cloudy and cool in the morning. Turning partly sunny and pleasant by afternoon.

Stayed a bit late at work, then took a leisurely stroll to City Hall, going by way of the riverfront and stopping to sketch from time to time.

Phone, various apps

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Warm. Sunny early, sprinkling by noon, raining by mid-afternoon.

Headed for towards the Hollywood Freddy's, but found a QFC on the way. Bought what I'd need for soup and found the nearest bus stop. Couldn't find a hotspot to check the bus times, so merely sat and doodled until the next 77 arrived.

Nexus One.
My first smart phone.
Already nearly obsolete by the time I got it.  And dinky, with a 3.7 inch screen and a resolution of only 480×800 pixels.  But I love it.