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

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Pont du Carrousel and a wing of the Musee du Louvre at night. And in black and white, obviously. Paris, France; September, 2015.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Another photo taken near the grand stairway in the main hall of Opera Garnier. Paris, France; September, 2015.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

They's all talkin' 'bout you down on the farm....Partly cloudy day in the rural country. Woodburn, Oregon; April, 2016.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Doesn't everyone want a full-sized saddle right next to their night stand? One of the myriad old west kitsch shops, Virginia City, Nevada; March, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Longtime Grinders know we rarely miss an opportunity to hang out with our friends The California Honeydrops. This past weekend they were in the region and did a half-hour promo at one of the city's oldest and foremost records stores for the National Record Day celebrations. After they finished here, they packed up their gear and hightailed it over to the Keller Auditorium to open of Bonnie Raitt, where they burn the house down in preparation for Bonnie's set. Music Mellinnium, Portland, Oregon; April, 2016.

Monday, April 18, 2016

We attended a tulip festival over the weekend and this was the result. It had rained and stormed a couple days before so they weren't in the best shape, but still they were impressive. (Click the photo for a much better view) Woodburn, Oregon; April, 2016.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Wandering around this old Medieval village, we happened to run across this fork in the street, one to the parking lot of a quaint, wonderful hotel, the other to it's parking lot. Provins, France; September, 2015.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Let's just sit down here and talk about it. Because of the cacophony of the slots machines, we can't really say this is a nice quiet spot in the lobby, but it wasn't a very busy spot when this was snapped. Silver Legacy Casino Resort Hotel, Reno, Nevada; March, 2016.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Nine months out of the year this place is bustling with one of the largest and most vibrant Saturday Markets on the West Coast. Likely one of the oldest, too. But we came by in one of the off months this time. We'll get back to the Saturday Market soon. (Click the photo for a better view) Ankeny Square, Portland, Oregon; March, 2016,

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Spring is here and that means the bloom is on, like these that we snagged at the Lan Su Gardens a couple weeks back. Portland, Oregon; March 2016.

Monday, April 11, 2016

We haven't done flowers in a long while and with Spring busting out all over, it's about time we did. This bouquet of lilies sit atop the dining room table at the house. Redmond, Oregon; April, 2016.

Friday, April 08, 2016

A couple of fine old restored houses like many others one sees while walking around the town. Virginia City, Nevada; March, 2016.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

View out the rear window of one of the town's saloons, complete with the souvenir clothing rack. (Click the pic to get a better look out the window). Virginia City, Nevada; March, 2016.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

This is the facade of the Fourth Ward School. Built in 1875, it was constructed to accommodate 1,000 students as a grammar through high school. Virginia City, Nevada; March, 2016.