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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-12-22 11:46
Subject: [photos] Winter wonderland, foraging for food
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Tags:personal, photos, portland
Dad and I walked over to New Seasons for some groceries. (Which took us past lillypond's house.) Took a look at the snowfall here in SE Portland. We're about 12 inches around here, definitely not going anywhere in the Genre car today. Some photos...

Self-portrait outside my parents' condo.

The car next to the Genre car, showing the snow accumulation.

The driveway out of their complex.

Garbage cans up the street, showing the accumulation again.

The car of lillypond's boyfriend.

lillypond's neighbor's mobile Christmas tree.

Another truck a little further up the road.

Secret patterns from the underworld of the Portland sewers.

Our grocery sled.

Again with the grocery sled.

Me on SE 10th with the grocery sled.

Some photos by my dad. As usual, more at the Flickr set.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: gaaneden
Date: 2008-12-22 19:53 (UTC)
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The grocery sled is a fabulous idea. Seriously.
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User: dirkcjelli
Date: 2008-12-22 21:11 (UTC)
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due to drifting etc, I've always found cartop accumulation an unreliable indicator... though it does seem that you've got some accumulation there!

(preferred methodology: random sampling of yard with yardstick)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-12-22 21:17 (UTC)
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I think it's officially about 11 inches at this point, but that's with at least two separate ice layers sandwiched within. And the river is starting to ice.
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User: dirkcjelli
Date: 2008-12-22 22:10 (UTC)
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I still don't use cartops :-P
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2008-12-22 23:34 (UTC)
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Whoa? Really!

That is a record as I don't think that's happened since 1948 (as I was endlessly told by my parents as a kid).

Must make it down that way.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2008-12-22 21:33 (UTC)
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May I add my kudos for the grocery sled idea. I've never seen such a thing. You could probably set up the_child selling such devices on a busy corner. (If there are "busy corners" there today.)
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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2008-12-22 22:34 (UTC)
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I'm heading down there Wednesday for Christmas (Aunt in Merylhurst.) I hope the trains will still be running, and for that matter, I hope the family will be able to pick me up!
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Ruthanne Reid
User: ruthannereid
Date: 2008-12-22 22:51 (UTC)
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I can't decide if the sewer cover or grocery sled is cooler.
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Michael Curry: brutal
User: mcurry
Date: 2008-12-23 02:51 (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure that pictures from Portland should not look exactly like pictures from Connecticut. Except for the lack of plowing, which is usually less of an issue here.
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