Out on a stroll with the dog the other day I experienced a “keep Portland weird” moment. Many citizens of this city in which I live pride themselves on living somewhere a little different. They resent the homogenization of our cities that corporate America can bring and strive to support the local and the offbeat thus (in part) keeping Portland weird.
I would like to think it’s in this spirit that an artist by the name of Scott Wayne Indiana is said to have, in the fall of 2005, tied his first toy pony to a one of the many horse rings embedded in our Portland sidewalks. The idea caught on and soon people were tying up toy horses all over town. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen one, I thought the idea had ran its course and quietly died. I guess not.I have to say the sparkly gift tie is a nice touch.
And I realize this really has nothing to do with gardening but heck it’s my blog and I felt like sharing, hope it made you smile.