Friday, February 14, 2014

Can't stop sharing these photos of my snowy neighborhood, even on Valentine's Day!

It's just that this particular bus shelter means so very much to my life. And to see it blurred by the falling snow sort of tickles me. Not that I want it to snow like this again any time soon. I took this photo on Saturday, February 8 at 10:37 a.m. The colorful building in the background houses the Oregon Children's Theatre. An abandoned car, in the drive-through, going against the actual direction for service, at the Community Consolidated Credit Union. Club 21, also within walking distance of my building, but across NE Sandy Blvd., so I have never been there. I see no reason to cross a busy street on foot to have a good time. Here's my favorite neighborhood spot to walk to for a good time--The Blue Diamond PDX--which is on the same side of NE Sandy as my building. I took this photo on Thursday, February 6 at 5:24 p.m. Lots more snow fell during the night and on Friday and Saturday. Finally, here's the Blue Diamond on Monday morning at 9:14 a.m. Look at all of that snow beside the sidewalk. I took this photo standing to the east of my bus shelter while I waited for the first bus of the morning commute. I had waited to go to work so that the ice on my sidewalks--which had fallen from late Saturday afternoon, through the night, and into Sunday--had a chance to melt a bit. We were above 32 degrees and had a light rain falling. By the way, I have no idea when NE Sandy was plowed because I didn't go outside at all on Sunday, and the last time I saw it on Saturday at 3:02 p.m., it looked like this. It's obvious that no plowing had happened--the street is practically the same level as the sidewalk, only tamped down some by the vehicles that managed to get from Point A to Point B, wherever that may have been. You can't see it in the photo, but take my word for it. The freezing rain and/or sleet had started to fall, so I walked on home.

Happy Valentine's Day, y'all!

7 comments:

Birdman said...

Club 21 a strip joint. Bet it is. hahahaha Warmth in all the cold. hahahahaha

Jim Klenke said...

Happy Valentines Day! I love the bottom picture. It reminds me of when I was a kid in school in Illinois. It would snow all night and when you got up the streets werent plowed yet. It looked so pretty, and you could hear the cars going down the road packing the snow as they went.

Sarah (HoodPhoto) said...

I also took so many snow and ice photos over our storm, I cant help but continue to share them! It was so pretty! But I agree, glad it was only here a short time ;)

William Kendall said...

Those first shots remind me of what it was like here this morning. We had snow on and off most of the day.

Jack said...

The first two shots, with the snowflakes showing, are great.

Randy said...

I like how snow makes everything so quiet. Nice shots.

Stephanie said...

Great shots!