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Friday, November 5, 2010

Autumn Hood and the First Snow

As predicted a few weeks ago in this post, the clouds covered Mt Hood and it began to snow up there. This picture was taken just a few days ago. Since the snow has fallen, we have been lucky enough to have had clear skies and 65-70 degree weather the past three days, and the view of the white, newly snowed on mountain is awesome. This was taken from Jonsrud Viewpoint in Sandy, OR at dusk. I love the changing leaves in the valley below!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

RIP Tree


Today people are coming to take down the 50+ year old tree that lives in my front yard. The city contacted my landlord and told her she needed to take down the tree because its roots are disrupting the sidewalk that goes in front of our house. Its rather sad. In its place the landlord will plant a new tree. :(

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Waterfall at Japanese Gardens

Another shot from the beautiful Portland Japanese Gardens. Yesterday, I posted a photo from one of the most famous views in the gardens. This is one of the first areas you come across when you walk in. In the summer you can see koi swimming in the waters. This day, it was just floating leaves :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Portland Japanese Gardens


Up in the West Hills of Portland not far from downtown is the Portland Japanese Gardens. On a day like this past Sunday, there are hundreds of visitors. The weather was mild, and the leaves are in the best part of their color change.

Monday, November 1, 2010

MAX Light Rail


November's City Daily Photo theme is "Public Transportation". I was in downtown Portland yesterday, and thought our mass transportation light rail, MAX (Metropolitain Area Express) would be a great example of this. Originally opened in 1986, it now stretches in all directions of the Portland metro area, from the east side of Gresham (where I live), out to Hillsboro on the west side of Portland, north to the airport and south to Clackamas. At one point, the train goes from downtown Portland undergroud towards the Hillsboro, stopping only once at the zoo. At this point, it is 260 ft underground, making it the deepest in North America, and the second deepest in the world! More info about MAX can be found here.