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 18, 2014


For whatever reason, this old fortress from the Middle Ages didn't work well as a defensive structure, so it was turned into a prison for a long while before eventually becoming today's tourist attraction. Provins, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


On a sunny day in the Spring, people tend to gravitate down along the Willamette River to experience the blossoms popping out, the green grass, and warmth of the sun. Portland, Oregon; March, 2014.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


On a warmer, sunny day on retreat, the deck of the lodge is where most yogis on retreat can be found to get their vitamin D fix. Hollyhock Centre, Cortes Island, BC, Canada; April, 2012.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Late afternoon in the Sonoran Desert really lights up the red rock, which the clouds cast shadows for added texture. Sedona, Arizona; September, 2005.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Walking around Golden Gate Park, we ran across this windmill, which was a total surprise. San Francisco, California; May, 2009.

Friday, April 11, 2014


One can see a great many wondrous things in a nighttime stroll along the Seine, such as the Conciergerie, which use to be a prison and houses the cell in which Marie Antoinette was kept until she was made a foot shorter from the top. (Click on the photo for more detail) Paris, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Behind the scenes, behind the tents at Cirque Du Soleil. Portland, Oregon; March, 2014.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Faux New York skyline along the Strip. Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

 

Bathroom art in a rural art Gallery. Vida, Oregon; March, 2013.

Monday, April 07, 2014


A blues club in Old Town, decked out in Americana, serving comfort food with a Southern accent. Now we didn't go in, so we don't know whether or not it's the food that has the Southern accent or the servers..You really do need to click on the photo to see it larger and get a load of those two guys near the upper windows. Alexandria, Virginia; March, 2014.

Friday, April 04, 2014


The Hotel Biron, in which the sculptor Auguste Rodin lived in his later years. It's on the grounds of the Musee Rodin and houses smaller pieces of the artist's work. About the grounds outside are over a dozen pieces of work including The Thinker and the Gates of Hell, likely his two best-known pieces. Paris, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, April 03, 2014


Slurpees for adults. If you click on the photo for a larger view, you'll see the different flavored alcoholic slurpees offered at this beachside bar. They actually are quite tasty. And alcoholic. Pensacola, Florida; August, 2013.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014


McIlhenny's Seaport Center. Alexandria, Virginia; March, 2014.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014


Waiting for the heart of the sunrise. Hollyhock Beach, Cortes Island, BC, Canada; April, 2010.