The gr8ful grind

Let go of anger; It's an acid that eats away the delicate layers of your happiness

The reverse side has also its reverse side

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


You are confined by the walls you build yourself: A colorful building discovered on a recent photowalk. (Click the photo for a better view) Portland, Oregon; September, 2014.

Monday, September 22, 2014


Evergreens wrap their boughs around a vine maple as Autumn begins in the high Cascades. Somewhere along Highway 26, Oregon; September, 2014.

Friday, September 19, 2014


Evidently bird cages are a thing in France. We found this wonderful little shop in the basement of a villa built into the rock. Provins, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


A meadow vista out along the Yellowstone River. Clouds usually dot the sky, but as you can see if you click on this photo, the rain pretty much evaporates before it reaches ground level during the summer months. (Click on the photo to really get the best view) Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; August, 2014.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014




Medieval Metal: One of the booths at the recently attended Oregon Renaissance Faire. Hillsboro, Oregon; September, 2014.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


We recently participated in a photowalk meet-up sponsored by the folks at one of our all time favorite photo software, onOne, that occurred during an evening street fair here in town. Snagged this one during the walk. Portland, Oregon; August, 2014.

Monday, September 15, 2014


Just after sunrise out on the deck of the best B&B in which we have ever stayed: The Beach House. Thank you, Andy! Comox, BC, Canada; April, 2014.

Friday, September 12, 2014


Galerie VĂ©ro-Dodat after hours. The apartment we rented was just above this wonderful place. (Click the photo for a better view) Paris, France; September, 2011.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


We recently attended our very first Renaissance Fair and were suitably impressed with what we saw, including a boy and his barn owl. Hillsboro, Oregon; September, 2014.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Mammoth Hot Springs. We were here in the mid-80s and the color was even more spectacular. but in the early 90s there was an earthquake that plugged up most of the springs, so it's not nearly so colorful these days. Yellowstone National Park; August, 2014.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014


The local trading post. Redmond, Oregon; July, 2014

Monday, September 08, 2014


Down at the docks along the Gulf Coast. Gulfport, Mississippi; April, 2014

Friday, September 05, 2014


That's Pavillon Ferrie across the way on the first deck of the Eiffel Tower. Since they've been renovating that deck for well over a year, we have no idea if it's still there anymore. Paris, France; September, 2011.

Thursday, September 04, 2014


No matter which US state you live in, it's always fun to go to your state fair. Salem, Oregon; August, 2014.