Monday, April 21, 2014

Rain protection.

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Recent rain brought out these colorful umbrellas and their ladies, a couple blocks from my building. Umbrellas, not the norm in sometimes blustery Portland--I hardly ever use one although I have a travel one in a pouch on my backpack. Instead, I followed the good advice my sons gave me back when I moved to Portland. "Mom, get a raincoat with a hood. You don't want rain dripping off a rain hat down your neck. You don't want an umbrella blowing inside out." Thanks, Lamont and Leland.

First-round, NBA Western Conference Playoffs, Portland Trail Blazers, 122. Houston Rockets, 120. Overtime win for my guys! Hooray!

6 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

i rarely use an umbrella either, prefer just to pull a hood up. i see people using them just for a short walk from their car to the grocery store when it's just a drizzle...seems like such a hassle!

Julie(t) said...

A picture of the rain. I love the rain, or at least looking at the rain. Somehow one rarely sees pictures of the rain or perhaps people don't have a desire to take a picture of the rain; however as we know, this IS Portland.

Melissa said...

And it looks like we need to pull the gear out again this week :/

The Quirky Momma said...

I am a native Oregonian and I don't think I own a functioning umbrella! I have a broken one but a coat with a hood is better. Well, not necessarily better but easier. I really hate it when umbrellas blow inside out.

William Kendall said...

Rain's to be expected in your part of the continent quite often.

I have an umbrella, but I never use it. I just wear a hooded sweater under a trenchcoat, or a ballcap to keep the water out of my eyes.

Randy said...

Go Portland! I like the umbrellas.