Wednesday, April 30, 2008

ABC Wednesday - O is for oops, odds, over and out

Oops . . . TriMet's sign warns cyclists about the streetcar tracks on SW 11th Avenue.
oops
Odds . . . What are the odds that this fading blossom would land just so among the fern fronds?
odds
Over . . . Construction continues on the new light rail lines on SW 6th Avenue, leading to a pedestrian footbridge over the street.
over
Out . . . Daytime means the lights on the Made in Oregon sign are turned out.
out
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23 comments:

WendyB said...

O is for Ouch!

Ida said...

GREAT O post! LOL! ;)))

Greg said...

Oh and there i was seeing the picture on the DP portal and thought it would say something about riding your bike under the influence!

Blue said...

Oh, what fun!
Well though out, you had me smiling!

Hyde DP said...

Is that "oops" sign for real?

Never have I seen one of those before and there I thought Americans lacked a sense of humour - glad to have the sterotype shattered.

Abraham Lincoln said...

A nice collection of signs and among those the street car tracks and the faded flower are my favorites.

George Townboy said...

That's a great sign in the first photo ... it happened to me once and it took a year for my hand to heal.

Great series of photos!!

Lynette said...

Yes, the oops sign is for real. I took it through the bus window one afternoon on the way home. The bus and the streetcar use the curb lane on the right side of the street, so sometimes we're stopped at a traffic signal right behind a streetcar. I find that fascinating, as I do when I'm driving beside a streetcar or the light rail MAX cars.

naturglede said...

Beautiful choice for the letter O.

Neva said...

Oh Lynette, I love the sign! What a great post!
Neva's ABC
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Judy said...

I like your O post. You could also have done "Old" Town on that bottom picture.

ellen b said...

O! I love your unique and creative O's. There's so much of Portland I'd still like to see, usually I'm driving through in a hurry to get to Seattle from LA. Enjoy...

Texas Travelers said...

I really like all of the different "O's".

My "O" is up,
Come visit

mrsnesbitt said...

So many O's...so creative.

Petunia said...

great O post:)

American Fork said...

I am totally loving the guy falling off of the bicycle.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Very creative O's you find along your route to work/home. The Oops sign is my favorite. I guess people pay more attention to picture signs than words.

Blue said...

Hi!

You asked when you commented on my O post about my outdoor swimming pool, why I had 15% discount of the price of my season ticket for buying early.
The pools wants lots of people to sign up for the season pass early to get in funds for running the pool. Its so quiet early in the season, it runs @ a loss, as lots of locals don't go if the weather is cold or wet.
I go rain or shine so I buy early to start swimming early & lock into a cheaper pass, which is great.

Enjoy the rest of the week
Blue

Chuck Pefley said...

That's the craziest bicycle caution sign I've ever seen! Wonderful capture!!

Salem Oregon Daily Photo said...

Looks like the fading blossom didn't see the sign above it! Wonderful shots.

John said...

What a great "O" post!
Nice pictures too.

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

I like your O-post, it's nice and interesting..

raf said...

Your post today, Lynette, is truly Outstanding! Thank You.