Friday, September 14, 2007

Willamette River and My Hiatus

I snapped this photo of the Willamette River while looking northwest of the easternmost footbridge, near Springfield (the city immediately east of Eugene). Beautiful.

My husband and I recently learned that our landlord was planning to sell the house we're living in. No big deal, right? Well, after meeting with the realtor today and learning all that is involved in selling a house, we've decided that we're going to try our hardest to move out in the next month or so. Since we haven't even found any housing prospects yet, we've got our work cut out for us. So...I need to put my blogs, and my life, on hiatus while we sort out finding a place to live and then actually move. Sigh.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Roller Derby

My apologies for being away for a few days. I had some technical difficulty with Blogger and with my laptop cache and it took me a little while to figure out how to log back in.

The above image is the last one I'll post from last weekend's Eugene Celebration parade. These two women are with the Emerald City Roller Girls. Too cool.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Lots of Pigs

I wish I could recall the name of the organization of pigs who put on such a great show during the parade. I believe the group represented sustainable development and growth, but I was too busy trying to snap some photos that I didn't catch their name.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

2007 Slug Queen

Meet the Eugene Celebration's 2007 Slug Queen, Queen Glorious Gastropause (aka Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant), a comedian from the region.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Judging: A Serious Business

The rosey-nosed fellow and his two companions were the judges for today's Eugene Celebration parade in downtown Eugene. For the next few days I will feature images from this year's colorful parade. Stay tuned!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Food Not Lawns

This home near downtown Eugene has an edible front yard instead of a lawn. Densely planted edibles cut down on water use (and the grocery bill) and create a wonderful, interactive space.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Street Scene

The Bel Ami restaurant and cafe at 16th and Willamette streets. I haven't eaten there since it was the L & L Marketplace (many years ago), but I hear it's good.