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

Wednesday, October 01, 2014


Roll on Columbia, roll on: the might Columbia River flows as the sun shines down on the Vista House at Crown Point. (Click the photo for a better view). Along the old Columbia Gorge Highway, rural Multnomah County, Oregon; June, 2014.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014



Looking out over the fish cleaning sink into the marina proper at the end of the day. Gulfport, Mississippi; August, 2013.

Monday, September 29, 2014


We recently got to spend some more time with one of our favorite of the younger quality musical acts: The Band of Heathens. The Heathens seem to come around about this time every year from their home base in Austin, Texas. Mississippi Studios, Portland, Oregon; September, 2014.

Friday, September 26, 2014


Detail on the Gates of Hell by Rodin (Click on the photo for a much better view). There is another edition of this same cast in the Musee de O'rsay. Musee Rodin, Paris, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Meanwhile, out in the garden things are still green. Japanese Garden,Portland, Oregon; October, 2013.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


A totem stands guard outside the British Columbia Parliament building one sunny morning. Victoria, BC, Canada; April, 2012.

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.