The gr8ful grind: July 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

Sunday, July 31, 2005

A question game...

I realized that it's been a long, long, long time since I actually wrote anything in this blog. We except for cutlines to the photos and that whole Photo Redux game none of you played. So here's an easier game to play. Answer the following question:

What three songs would be your contribution to the ultimate Singing-In-The-Shower soundtrack?

Friday, July 29, 2005

Photo of the Day: It's county fair time here in Jefferson County, OR. Everyone comes together to have an old fashioned good time. I snapped this one last night. July 28, 2005.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Photo of the Day: I was attending a function at Portland State University last month and while I was decending a stairwell I happened to look up and out the window. I almost got vertigo! Everything on this side of the window was straight, normal lines. But the glazing of the glass in the window was done in a way that made almost everything on the other side of the glass all squiggly. I still don't know how the tree appears to be normal, but I got pretty dizzy for a moment looking at the apartment buildling a couple blocks away. You can click on the photo and see the full-sized version to see what I mean. June, 2005.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Photo of the Day: Houses along Carroll Street in the Cabbagetown section of Atlanta, GA. October, 2004.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Photo of the Day: A study in textures and shapes. The Tower of London, July 1997.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Photo of the Day: Mount Hood rises above the plains near Madras, OR. June 20, 2005. (As with all photos on this blog, you can click on the picture to see it at its full size.)

Friday, July 22, 2005

Photo of the Day: Preparing for al fresco dining along the western banks of the Willamette River in downtown Portland. July 20, 2005.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Photo of the Day: I really like the satiny sheen and reflective quality of the bark of this tree, along with the contrast and combination of the maroon and greens. Taken July 20, 2005, Portland, OR.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Photo of the Day: I caught these flower pots in the northwest section of downtown Portland. June, 2005

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Photo of the Day: Taken right after a rain storm. Lincoln City, OR, June 10, 2005.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Photo of the Day: Independence Day celebration, Madras, OR, July 4, 2005.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Photo Redux: Okay, last of the past year's review and a double dose. Both of these were taken during last Sept.'s trip to Sedona, AZ. In this one, I climbed several hundred feet up a rock to find this huge tree growing directly out of the rock. Sept. 2004. Back to the regular POTD starting Monday. Thanks for your patience.

I just happened to catch this lizard sunning itself on a rock next to Oak Creek. The area was surrounded by shade except for this one place along the rock wall along the creek.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Photo Redux: I took this one in February, 2005, along the Oregon coast.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Photo Redux: I captured this one on Dec. 30, 2003 along San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Photo Redux: Well, I was suppose to post the winning photograph today on the one-year anniversary of starting this blog. But there wasn't one vote from any of you. So I'll finish out the week with some of my personal favorites and post my No. 1 favorite on Friday, going back to the regular Photo of the Day next Monday. This one was taken in December, 2004.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Photo REdux: This one was taken in Dec. 2004 at Portland's Saturday Market. I love the colors and the expressions.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Photo Redux: This one was captured at sunset on July 2, 2004, at the Gorge @ George, WA. I was there for the next day's concert of The Allman Bros. and The Dead.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Photo Redux: This one is from a trip to Buchart Gardens in Victoria, BC, in 2004. Regular viewers of this blog probably already have figured out I like angles that lead the eye into the distance. This is another one of those shots.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Photo Redux: Uptown Sedona, AZ at night. Taken Sept. 2004. (Can't wait to go back this Sept.) Don't forget that you can go through the archives and vote for your favorite photo over the past year, with the photo receiving the most votes being presented on July 12, less than a week away.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Photo Redux: Remember this one? I shot it in the bathroom of a coffee house in Atlanta, GA. Oct. 2004. Weird, huh?

Friday, July 01, 2005

Photo Redux: When I went back through my photos of the past year, I was surprised how many of my favorites came from last year's Sedona trip. Anyway, here's the first one of my faves, with the moon over the Red Rocks. Clicking to enlarge enables you to see much more detail on teh moon's surface. I also noticed no one has yet gone all the way through the archives and voted. Hmmmmmmmmmmm....