We were spoiled with 48 hours of sunny weather in Portland recently.
It was so warm that I wore shorts while walking my dog Ginny.
My legs were so white that I almost caused a traffic accident!
I slept with my windows open.
Then we were back to typical springtime weather in Portland.
Rain, rain, rain.
It’s great for the trees, plants, and flowers.
There is no doubt that the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful places in the world. So lush and so green…thanks to our rainfall.
The blogger who came in from the cold*
It was Friday night. I was half-sick with allergies. Another benefit of spring!
Camped out on the couch with a box of tissues nearby.
No food in the house.
I was starving.
My BFF suggested dinner at a local bistro.
Off we went.
Life is a Caberet
What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come hear the music play
Life is a cabaret, old chum
Come to the cabaret
There was a fireplace in the corner.
People were dining and laughing.
Waiters were scurrying about.
Great aromas were wafting from the kitchen.
Some trout wrapped in prosciutto, some vegetables and a glass of house red.
I was a new person.
It would have been easier to stay in and poke about for some scrap of food.
Going out, being with people.
That’s the ticket!
* John Le Carre, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.
“British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.”