Snug and I went for an early afternoon walk today. I took some pictures that didn't make the cut because I set my camera wrong. Food for Lane County handed out free sack lunches and parents and children came over to Monroe Park to sit in the sun and eat. Children splashed in the park's wading pool, laughing, kicking up water, grateful for a warm, blue summer day. A music ensemble gathered in the shade of a Douglas Fir: guitar, clarinet, sousaphone, and flute. I'd never seen a woman in the park with a sousaphone, transporting it on a trailer behind her bicycle. But those pictures were all blurry. I'll get the settings right next time. But, here are some pictures that did pretty much turn out:
Snug is ready and happy to be out for a walk.
I used to grow rose campions in front of the house and loved their radiant petals:
Jupiter's Beard gives this spot a needed spray of color; I enjoy how they give the dreadful pavement around it some sense of life:
Eager lilies in Monroe Park:
Lily up close:
This poppy, I don't know, its petals are so delicate, its middle eye so wide open, maybe in wonder. What do you think?
I like this rose as it's about to open. I like the promise it holds before it's fully revealed:
These people's lovely porch is enhanced by these zinnias:
The people living in the stretches of houses near this sidewalk neglect their yards. I like it. I felt like I was in the woods walking down a verdant path:
You can't tell from this picture, but this is a Christmas mug. You can see the rest of the dada here:
For years, to publicize things in Eugene, notices were stapled on telephone poles. Now most of those producers and groups publicize their events electronically. It was fun to see two groups still doing it the old-fashioned way:
Snug's had it: