More Almost-Spring Delights

Dear Liza,

Alternative energy?

Our neighborhood continues to surprise me. On a walk, I saw a Boston terrier out and about by himself in the park, carrying a well-chewed tennis ball. He seemed very capable, so I let him be. As I headed home I walked by a construction site, there was my little friend again, still carrying his ball.

Turns out, he belongs to the foreman of the construction job, and got bored and went in search of someone to throw his ball. Near the construction site was this bicycle pedal attached to a telephone pole, which I can only imagine is an attempt at power generation. Sort of.

We are predicted to have snow in the next week or so. I am so excited! Last year by February we had had two days of snow, and more below freezing…it has been oddly warm.


But I love this time of year, snow or no snow. Flowers are popping up, moss is everywhere, and I can walk out and see it all. These tiny lavender crocuses went from tiny green shoots, to buds, to full blown flowers in ten days.


On another street, there used to be a teeny tiny library in the shape of a British police box, like Dr. Who’s Tardis. Over the years it had sprung leaks and needed replacing. I am glad to report that the new construction has begun…a fine transparent box made of plexiglass, which just needs a door, some shelving and a few books to make it complete.

New Tiny Library!


Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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