Friday, November 03, 2006

Walkers in all seasons

If you've read this blog for awhile you know that my friend, Beth, and I walk nearly every morning on the Fanno Creek Trail. You know we launched a protest against the Portland Golf Club (wierd how this link works. If you click it it looks like nothing happened, but if you scroll down below this entry you will see all the entries about the protest.) when they strung razor wire adjacent to the trail. (They ultimately removed the razor wire) You know we see ducks and herons and have gotten to know many dogs and their owners. Recently we have been picking up big maple leaves, rolling them into rose-like forms and creating a bouquet on a section of fence. We haven't walked regularly this past month because we have both been traveling, but each time we walk we add another "rose". I doubt most people notice it as they jog past or walk their dogs, but it's a silly thing we are enjoying. It will be interesting to see how it changes as the weather changes.

We have been walking for four years. We walk regardless of the weather—usually. We have wimped out a couple of times when it has been too icy to stay upright, but generally speaking weather does not deter us. We dress for the weather and one of the great discoveries we made when we started this are earbags. They are earmuffs that are not connected. They really do stay on, they are cozy warm and people say we look "cute" when we wear them. The company should be paying us a commission. Out on our walks and at Starbucks people constantly comment on them and ask us where we got them. I think we've sold hundreds for the company. And before you ask, we have gotten them locally at REI and also ordered from Plow and Hearth catalog. (Be warned—if you order from P&H they will send you emails almost daily forever)

1 comment:

  1. The roses a way cool. In fact, I think that one of your next works should be in a similar color pallette. Yeah, yeah, I know, I am a civilian.

    Keep having fun with that fence.