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Portland / October 2014


Friday (the flight & neighborhood); Saturday (market & Silverton); Sunday (brunch & home)


 
Friday


About two hours out of Chicago the land gets very
mysterious and alien. How did the pioneers brave such
daunting landscapes?
Portland from the air and the ground
 

   
Just right for the City of Roses, even in October!
 
What is there to beat the Farmers' Market at Portland State?
Not much in my view. I wanted to buy everything.
 

   

 

 
Smashing pumpkins, squash.
 
 
Wanted to try that one a 2nd time:
En route to Silverton
 

 
Silverton is full of murals
 
Donald R. Pettit, Silverton's astronaut (r.), was aboard the Space Station 6 months (a record)



At the Oregon Gardens outside of Silverton, & views of the Wright house moved there from its original site some 50 miles away
 

   
The gardens, a short walk away, are extensive and varied.
  They have conjured the illusion of Italy.
 
   
Outside Silverton, the Benedictine monastery, located by fine tradition atop a hill
 
Soccer in progress, casting a long shadow


Sunday labors and resting from them
 

 
     
Homeward bound