Even familiar places offer surprises

Portland, OR

A walk through my neighborhood

I’m trying to walk every day in preparation for my upcoming knee surgery and I’m surprised by all the things that I have never noticed just blocks away from my home.  I used to walk the neighborhood extensively while walking the dogs – but my attention was on other dogs, cats and traffic.  I noticed the big things like new businesses, and increasingly in Portland, houses being demolished and replaced by huge houses.

But, I was surprised recently by some little things.  I saw this memorial for a local weatherman, partially covered by fall leaves along a busy street.

This sidewalk garden was filled with tiny houses and bridges – making the rock garden look like a mountain side village.

My neighbors are certainly more creative gardeners than I am!


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  2. Great post. I love the little village.


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