Sunday, November 21, 2010

autumnal excesses

By now you have probably guessed that this is my favorite season. I have a large file of shots I've still not uploaded, so here are a few I've disgorged this morning for your viewing pleasure. At least I hope it's pleasurable... I am so lucky to live in a beautiful neighborhood that has a wonderful--even miraculous--timelessness somehow here in the early 21st century.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

November Northwest

I realize that the shots below are a bit, um, eclectic as far as collections go, but they were all taken on the same 15-minute walk around the neighborhood where I work in NW Portland. It's endlessly fascinating to me, and since I have a bit of history here--I originally lived in this neighborhood in the summer and fall of 1971 before moving away to start my family--it feels right to document it now.

Grandparents & Special Guest Day

I received a personal invitation to come to Grayson's school for Grandparents & Special Guest Day on October 29th, but I had a dental appointment for that morning. Fortunately I just needed a routine cleaning and exam so I bombed out of the dentist's chair and managed to get to Buckman School just in time! I enjoyed the morning's assembly and then got a tour of Grayson's classroom and then got to sit at his desk while we composed a poem together, and then he showed me some artist software that he's been using. All of the classrooms at Buckman were gifted with small laptops from Intel because Mr. Scott, Grayson's teacher, had been doing some consulting work for them! Coolio.

Do you see Grayson?

Third-graders in Mr. Scott's class dance at Grandparents & Special Guest Day at Buckman School. Interpretive...
G-man and his classroom laptop.