Sunday, October 30, 2011

Autumn around Portland

The circus, Cavalia, set up their giant tent in NW Portland last week. According to the Oregonian, the tent weighs 5,000 pounds, is 100 feet high, has 71,000 square feet of canvas, and has seating for 2,000. When I was drawing it, I noticed that there are rope ladders hanging from each of the tent tops. Yikes!



This week, the Compagnons des Esquisse went to Cornell Farms to sketch their fall displays. This is a terrific nursery with a very friendly and knowledgable staff. They have wonderful arrangements of flowers, scarecrows, pumpkins, statuary, stunning trees and everything related to the garden. They were very inviting and let us spend a chilly, but sunny morning sketching.


I really liked this skeletal flamigo in his burlap basket of plants and gourds.


Lots of pumpkins....

This yoga frog seemed very serene in a bent branch chair.


If you find yourself in NW Portland on Barnes Road, check out Cornell Farms.


5 comments:

helen said...

You certainly have captured the season. We drove past that tent and did not know it was a circus. Makes a great drawing.

Vicky said...

Thanks, Helen.

barbaraschn said...

Vicky, I always look forward to viewing your blog. I get to see the new places you go and I get to see your drawings of them. I don't think there is a prettier place than Oregon when we have a sun shining fall day.

Carrie H. said...

These are all so fun and charm your socks off!

Vicky said...

Thanks, Barb and Carrie!