endearingly in deering

spirits of barking squirrel(s) descending
© 2010 Dave Weinberg

very few things in life eclipse a mid-evening snowshoe jaunt thru meteorologist’s UNDER-predicted fallen snow. (aka *LOVE* when Lou McNally says 2-4″ and it just keeps on fluffin’ up to just under 10″…)

The evening hike thru Deering Oaks Park in Portland (originally drafted by William A. Goodwin and later adapted byFrederick Law Olmstead‘s firm – a seeming mini-prototype of Central Park in NYC) was truly magical – even my inner parking genie (super power) totally delivered – despite the area being prime for parking ban overflow.

I am told that the well preserved period building in this image used to house a restaurant called the barking squirrel.

2 Replies to “endearingly in deering”

  1. Hey Dave,

    I know your work is less about the photography than the story it tells, but I love them as pictures. Keep up the great work.


  2. Hey thanks, man! That means a lot coming from a *REAL* photographer! this was taken the other night in ‘Deering’ Oaks Park in Portland designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (of Central Park fame – I guess this was his practice park…) the ethereal building is this cool petite tudor-ish looking gem that used to house a restaurant called barking squirrel. the lights are, well just these amazingly whimsical and festive sculptures strung into the trees prior to the holidays. cheers!

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