On Flowers

“ The reason I paint flowers is that I see them fading.

“This reminds me of the eternally renewed, the springtime, all of that, because I feel death and disaster lurk right behind them.”   *
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Saint Honore Boulangerie

Saint Honore Boulangerie is one of my favorite places to meet friends, to relax in the sun, to escape the rain, to slow down and enjoy life.

The food, from pastries to entrées, is always excellent.  The service and the ambiance are delightful.

For a short while I feel as though I am in France.  Often, I hear French being spoken by other patrons.

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The Sun Rises

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Portland, Oregon August 2017 ~Lori Greer

An early morning walk…

The perfect start to my day.

Just my dog and me.

Quiet and cool along the water.

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Oyatsupan Bakers

I am in love with this Japanese bakery!

The baked goods are different and delicious.

I feel as though I am in Japan without having endured a long airplane flight! Continue reading “Oyatsupan Bakers”

Wasabi Warrior

Delayed gratification.

Going the distance.

All the little steps that add up to big strides in life.

Wanting to give up when it seems too hard.

When it seems like I just won’t make it.

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Why I Walk…

Enjoy being outdoors.

Meet and greet other walkers.

Spend time with my dog Ginny. Continue reading “Why I Walk…”

Tolerance

Portland is a city of diversity.

I see people of different races and different religions wherever I go.

The children are all the same – playing in the parks and stopping to pet Ginny.

The adults welcome me into their homes or their businesses with courtesy and respect.

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Beeswing Restaurant

Quirky, fun, happy!

Delicious food!

It’s no wonder that Beeswing has become one of my favorite places for breakfast and lunch.

I like it so much that I have eaten there four Sundays in a row! Continue reading “Beeswing Restaurant”

Literary Drinking

 

Early church service at 8 A.M.

It was good to participate.

I left right after communion as I was emotionally spent.

Still adjusting.  Still coping.  Still grieving.  Just Walkin’ Continue reading “Literary Drinking”

The Streets of Portland

We are in shock in Portland over the murder of two men and the wounding of another man.

These were men who stood up to a man verbally assaulting two young women on public transit. *
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