From a population of 8 million to a population of 590,000 + me
I have in fact moved to Portland from New York City. A change- for which it was time- was desired and PDX has fulfilled this yearning for me. In case there's any confusion, the move was very much premeditated and not as abrupt as this post; I am now ready to officially officiate my move.
Though I made the coast-to-coast move in early June, it took a bit of time to settle in, including settling into my Portland blogging mode. One can't just move to a new city and start blogging without acquainting myself with my new surroundings, right? And waiting has paid off- I now have a variety of photos, a handful of opinions and am developing a more localized environmental-perspective.
|Friend's backyard chicken. After 5 long months|
of coddling and constant feeding, this little hen has
started laying. Fresh eggs everyday, delish.
|Friend's frontyard planter boxes. Made of found wood|
and a sailboat from a "free box" down the block. NE Portland.
|Alt. view of the planter boxes.|
|My own front yard planter box, overfilling |
with multiple varieties of kale.
|I live in a city where raspberries,|
blackberries, and blueberries
grow wild. Who knew?? Pie: everyday.
|Look at this zucchini! Also from our planter box- have you|
ever seen one this big? Unsure of the variety...
|Took an afternoon bike trip to the beginning|
of the Columbia gorge. Severely cold water,
also severely serene.
|View from a cliff somewhere south of Portland.|
We stayed at a friend's grandfather's ranch an
hour south of Portland. Quiet had never sounded
|We're swimming in fresh cucumbers! Our cucumber plants|
are ready for harvest, and we're scrambling to pickle them away.
I'm definitely loving eating fresh, crisp front yard cucumbers
for lunch everyday. Cucumbers+sambal=*-*!!