The gr8ful grind: June 2005

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

Thursday, June 30, 2005


July 12 will mark the one-year anniversary of this blog site. Starting tomorrow, I will begin posting those photos (and perhaps gems of wisdom) that are my favorites posted to date. I'm thinking that you might have a favorite photo on this site, too. You can scroll down to the archive links in the right hand column to review the year's worth of pics and find your personal favorite. If you go to my profile link in the right hand column, you'll find my email address where you can send me your vote (example: the photo of Sept. 8). On July 12, I'll post the photo that got the most votes. Even if it's one that I've posted over the next couple of weeks as one of my faves, I'll still post that one on the 12th.

You can only vote for one photo. If you vote for two, then neither vote will be tabulated. All votes will be electronically cast, so there won't be any hanging chads. Nor will I attempt to run attack ads so that my personal favorite comes out on top.

Ready? Go.

Photo of the Day: The skies over Smelt Bay at low tide on Cortes Island, BC. March, 2005.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Photo of the Day: A plant finds light between two slats of a bench, offering a spot of color to an otherwise faded local. Lincoln City, OR, June 11, 2005.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Photo of the Day: Peppermint grows under the high desert sun with Mt. Jefferson in the background. Do you see the ultralight aircraft in the photo? (As with any of the photos on this page, you can click it to see the full-sized version). Madras, OR, June 19, 2005

Monday, June 27, 2005

Photo of the Day: I usually cut back the rose bushes in my yard each year, but this year I was too busy and didn't, so they just sort of grew wild. One branch found a nearby Buddha on which to take refuge. June19, 2005.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Photo of the Day: The giant allium in my back yard are in full bloom. June 18, 2005.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Photo of the Day: Hernando Island, BC, taken from Cortes Island, BC. (Get the connection?) April, 2005.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Photo of the Day: An old abandoned farm house on the plains near Madras, OR, about 2 miles from my house. June 19, 2005.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Photo of the Day: I took this shot last night in my back yard. The lantern has a photo-voltaic cell in the top so it is solar powered and comes on at dusk. June 19, 2005.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Photo of the Day: Along the Siletz River in Lincoln County, OR. This house was used as the primary residence in the Paul Newman film of Ken Kesey's novel 'Sometimes A Great notion.' June 10, 2005.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Photo of the Day: A leaf right after a coastal shower. Taft, OR, June 11, 2005.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Photo of the Day: A rainbow over Siletz Bay along the Oregon coast. June 11, 2005. (As with all the photos on these pages, you can click in any of them to see the full-sized version.)

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Photo of the Day: Looking down the street in the historic Taft district of Lincoln City, OR, at dusk. June 11, 2005.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Photo of the Day: On the Oregon coast. June 10, 2005.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Photo of the Day: Sometimes I get frustrated at my inability to actually capture something. The real life view of this series of lights along the Portland State University campus is really cool, but I didn't quite capture it here. June 1, 2005.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Photo of the Day: The late winter sun lights up the moss on an alder tree in the Oregon Cascades. March 5, 2005.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Photo of the Day: The Oregon Coast at Lincoln City. APril, 2004.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Photo of the Day: 7:10 pm, Wednesday, June 1, 2005, in the Park Blocks in Portland, OR.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Photo of the Day: I was attending a meeting in Portland, OR, the other day and as I was walking around the campus, I spotted what looked like a marijuana leaf on the ground. Looking up, I discovered I was under this maple tree and took the photo. You hafta admit, it looks like pot. June 1, 2005.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Photo of the Day: I don't know why, but I just like the look of the entrance to this building in downtown Portland, OR. Taken June 1, 2005.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Photo of the Day: I took this one inside Covent Garden while visiting London. The string quartet in the lower back right was playing incredible music, and playing for tips. They should have been recording! July 1997.