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Earth Day

Cycling is a popular and earth-friendly activity in Portland. This image from the Bicycle Bliss 2015 wall calendar features Portland in the background.

Cycling is a popular and earth-friendly activity in Portland. This image from the Bicycle Bliss 2015 wall calendar features Portland in the background.

Several years ago, we went to an Earth Day celebration here in downtown Portland. Part of downtown was closed for a parade that featured musicians, dancers, and tons of adorable children dressed as their favorite creatures. We saw a menagerie of wee ones dressed as butterflies, dolphins, bears, kitties, puppies, pandas, elephants, and more. I was pretty impressed with the creativity and energy so many of them had invested in their creations. I could feel how much they loved these creatures just from the level of enthusiasm they expressed by dressing up like them — so much care and detail. Continue reading