when the city shuts down

When it snows in the Portland area the city comes to a standstill. Chains are required on all major roads into and out of Portland. So what can you do? You go out and play.

These photos are all from my neighborhood.

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out my front gate

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my house

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my crab apple tree

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my road

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my house on the right

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near my nephew’s house

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oops, tree down

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do we have to wait for the light to change? not many cars on the road today

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walkers

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just a creek

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through the woods

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finally kids are coming out to play

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one of our many neighborhood parks

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wish it would completely freeze over

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found all the people

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no school today. play time

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some were done already and heading home

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kids having fun

So I think the snow is over for this week, but tonight the streets will freeze and turn to an ice rink. I’m staying home.

(taken with a Sony A6000 without correcting for white balance)

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About gretchen

I love living in the Pacific Northwest being close to the mountains and the ocean. My hobbies include photography, travel, reading, biking, walking and gardening. I am an Anglophile at heart and try to visit the UK often. My camera goes everywhere with me.
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3 Responses to when the city shuts down

  1. David says:

    Downtown Portland is pretty quiet today, Nordstrom gave up around 1:00 and shut the doors!

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