Friday, May 26, 2017

Five on Friday - A Morning Walk in Eugene



Creative rooftop gardens


Politely curious neighbors


Interesting garden art


Edward Scissorhands fans are everywhere


Happy hydrants

Thank you again for taking the time to offer warm comments and great suggestions on being blocked. 

Blogging beats Facebook hands down.



42 comments:

  1. beautiful pics! I love morning walks, they are so refreshing! :)

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  2. Thank you, Ankita! We have a big black Lab who makes certain we walk every morning (and afternoon and night).

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    1. Thanks, Elke. Happy weekend to you!

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  4. Oh my, it's so lovely there and now wonderful that everything is green and blooming. Thank you for taking us along on your walk :) Happy long weekend! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. Have a safe, happy weekend!

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  5. lots of interesting vreative stuff in your neighborhood :) hopefully art will happen soon :)

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  6. Yes, it is very interesting around here, for sure.
    And thanks!

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  7. Hello Chris,
    This is so nice. Funny to see all these figures of different materials.
    Great!!

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you, Marco. It is lots of fun to live here.

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  8. Blogging DOES beat Facebook anytime...thanks for the reminder. Hey, this walk should have touched those creative itchings I know are lurking just below the surface. Interesting sights! Hoping art is happening as I write! (But I know how that one can hang around longer than one wants.) Thanks for leaving such nice words on my blog for my blogiversary. Happy Creating!

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    1. Thank you, Pattie! The walk did inspire me.
      I even signed up for a "crafty" class - a couple of hours this afternoon. Might be the jump start I need.

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  9. I'd love to live in this neighborhood. It's fun to see all the creativity while taking a walk.

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Julia.
      This neighborhood is in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon). Part of the city is in a time warp - never left the hippie era. It is very colorful and people here express their creativity in many ways. They even paint murals on their cars and houses.

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  10. Gorgeous photos, dear Chris! I love long walks in nature, and you have a lovely neighbourhood! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  11. Wonderful photos Chris!!!! LOVE the happy hydrants!!!!! We used to call them "Johnny pumps". Lol

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    1. Johnny pumps! My husband is a retired firefighter & I asked him about it. He said that's how New Yorkers refer to hydrants. And you are from New York! Learn something new everyday!

      Thanks for stopping by, Hilda. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

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  12. Chris, these are such lovely photos. The rooftop garden is such a cool idea and the hydrant is a hoot!

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  13. I forgot to ask you - how was your class?

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    1. The class was fun. It was a Zentangle box class - something I thought I'd never take, but I really enjoyed it.

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  14. Wow what a creative neighborhood, very inspiring , loved this post !

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    1. Thank you, Jane. Yes, it is kind of quirky over here.

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  15. Very interesting rooftop gardens! Every photo could be a new artwork for you ... I would try to draw and paint such lovely hydrants! Or such garden art faces, how funny!
    Rike x

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    1. Thank you, Rike. I think you're right about new types of artwork. Appreciate it!

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  16. Is zat a teapot on top of the Scissorhand? Love it! I remember the garden roofs in Portland in the area our son lived. Didn't see any painted hydrants though.
    Walking the dog must be visually fun.
    Bet you did great with Zentangle!

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    1. Yes, zat is a teapot. And I bet you could have found a painted hydrant or two in Portland. The city of Eugene must have had a call for artists to paint the hydrants here in the south university neighborhood. They are all different and all really creative.
      Zentangle was interesting - relaxing. Doodling with an agenda, I guess you could call it.

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  17. Chris, I went out to Oregon and Washington State a few years ago. One friend in Springfield Oregon is a metal artist. Beautiful country and coastline .
    Very different from my home state of Florida.
    Love your creative abilities. Don't ever worry about a creative block.. happens to me on and off for the last hundred years. lol ! I just wait it out or paint on a small scale til it comes back. And it will ...

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    1. Hi Barbra Joan. Nice to meet you! I've been to Florida about 5-6 times. Loved the great weather, great food & natural beauty.
      Thanks for the pep talk. I'm almost 100 years old (need to find a new photo, but I won't let anyone take my picture anymore (lol) & it has happened before. It just bothers me when I get blocked, but I will carry on , paint something small scale (thank you), and enjoy other art blogs - including yours!

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  18. Dear Chris - great pictures - just shows that art comes in many different forms. Hope you are having a great week. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. You are right about that!
      Hope you're having a wonderful week, too.

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  19. I've heard about Eugene before and not only by you! It seems to be a very interesting and special place to live in. A bit hippy and a lot green . I'm sure if I went for a visit, I'd be spending a lot of time there sneaking around the place. lol, a big hug and thanks for the beautiful pics.😉

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    1. Thanks, Helen. Don't come without your camera!

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  20. Beautiful photos. Looks to be a lovely city. And walking is a favorite pastime for many of us.And humor.........yes.

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    1. Thanks, Helen. Eugene is very interesting. And our lab reminds us when it's time to walk.

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  21. Wow, it's really magical there! Fab pictures :)

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  22. hopefully you are still not suffering from artist block and are ok :)

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    1. Hi, Jennifer! I'm putting stuff aside to paint - been busy with our realtor.
      Thanks for asking :)

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