Sunday, November 02, 2008

Autumn Interlude--Sky, Sidewalk, and Vehicle

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A tree across the street from Lincoln High School, Saturday afternoon
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A tree on NW Flanders at NW 23rd Avenue, Saturday afternoon
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The tree to the left of our building's front door, before sunrise.
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Nearby sidewalk, #1
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Nearby street level matching accessory, #1
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Shrub on nearby sidewalk, #2
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Nearby street level matching accessory, #2, on NW 23rd at Glisan
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Nearby sidewalk, #3
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Nearby street level matching accessory, #3, on NW Glisan near NW 23rd Avenue
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Nearby sidewalk, #4
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Nearby street level matching accessory, #4, the corner of NW Davis and NW 22nd
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NW Davis, a view I enjoy every afternoon after I get off the bus, taken Oct. 29 before it started to rain which knocked lots and lots of leaves from the trees
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NW Everett, a view I enjoy every morning when I walk to the bus stop--although I took this photo in the afternoon on Oct. 29--it's too dark now to get a good shot in the AM
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Part of the price for our autumn beauty--cars blanketed with leaves
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The same car, different view
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One last view of the autumn bounty.

All of these shots are within a four-square-blocks space, except for the one by Lincoln High School. They provide emphatic evidence of the necessity for Northwest Portland Clean Sweep--for us, the next one is Dec. 5--nearby streets either the week before or the week after. I found this on Portland Online:

PDOT and Neighbors West-Northwest have successfully collaborated for the past 15 years to clean the streets in NW Portland. Residents and businesses are notified in advance to remove their vehicles from the scheduled sweep area by 7:30 a.m. because City sweepers cannot make their way down NW Portland's narrow streets with cars parked.

Can you imagine how many leaves we'd have here if they didn't clean off the streets three times a year?

1 comment:

The Stiletto Effect said...

I love Autumn :) the smell, the colours, the trees :)