Springtime Whimsy

Dear Liza,

After months of being mostly stuck inside, people in Portland go a little silly when warm weather comes.

For example, the Laurelhurst neighborhood flamingos are out again! This plastic flock comes out to support local football teams, celebrate Mother’s Day, and lots of other times. This spring day they are taking a more serious stand, reminding us of their support for Ukraine in its war against Russian oppression.

And as we are spending more time out walking, we see more front yard silliness just down the block. Near one of the city’s tiny free libraries is this tiny tyrannosaurus scene, which might be more terrifying without the tiny cow and frog.

And speaking of tiny libraries, more are sprouting up! Different designs keep the neighborhood interesting and the books safe, and I always enjoy borrowing a new story to read.

I hope spring is lovely where you are, too.


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.

One thought on “Springtime Whimsy”

  1. Yes, Spring is lovely here in Salinas. Am still in my PJs but each time I read your mail, I feel as tho’ I’ve been on a journey.


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