here we are finally, in what has become my favorite season. for some reason the calendar flipping to november gives me this feeling of the holidays. growing up in vermont i think i always liked winter, but not quite the way that i do now. perhaps because Portland rarely gets snow, or because i can look year-round upon a mountain covered in it, i just love it. i like turning on the heat and watching the crazy weather go by – having the cold morning shock me awake. and warm beverages indoors of course.
last week there was a special day at Pioneer Courthouse Square. they began setting up mid-morning – in the pouring rain.
when i finally got out for a break, it was really drizzly, but hello kitty and her 50th anniversary bus were still there! the weather didn’t stop me from purchasing a really adorable USB and snapping this picture of a very happy woman with hello kitty. no, i do not know the woman – nor did i myself hug hello kitty (hello bedbugs?! just kidding!)
but the winter weather didn’t stop these folks, and i look forward to the next few seasons full of events in the cold rain – and maybe even snow.