Portland was moody yesterday. Today is indecisive but promising. We’ll see.
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Oh how I’m hoping that things don’t get any worse.
I’ve been noticing these fuzzy bits of whimsy popping up around the neighborhood the last year or so. This one is the bike rack outside my local library:
(by rogue crocheter Alison)
I thought it was a Portland thing, but a couple of seconds with the google cured me of that provincial notion. More like an international street art movement. Check out the queen of all things cozied, Magda Seyeg. Wow.
(photo by Hossam el Hamalawy)
Found on Leil-Zahra Mortada’s Women of Egypt album compiling shots from the last 72 hours of Egyptian protests.
Tags: women of egypt
Reuters released this collection of the best photos of 2010 in November, and I can’t stop going back to look at them. Gorgeous, affecting, vivid, powerful, and be aware, very graphic, it’s all there. What an incredible collection of work.
My sweetie went to Bend this weekend to watch the 2010 cyclocross national championships. Cyclocross is a type of bicycle racing done in fall and winter, on courses featuring steep hills, muddy terrain and obstacles that require dismounting and lifting the bike. The woman in red up there, Katie Compton, won the national title.
I’m not much of a sports fan, but the hubby has been racing in Portland for a couple of seasons, so I’ve found myself becoming interested. And I had no idea what I was missing.
Impressive feats of athleticism? Check.
The type of camaraderie that makes mud and rain super fun? Check.
Family fun and the next generation of biking badasses? Aand check.
(Images by Minoux and Jonathan Maus of bikeportland.