The gr8ful grind: September 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

Friday, September 30, 2005

The entrance to the Oaxaca Restaurant, Sedona, AZ, on the evening of Sept. 22, 2005. I just thought the cave-like atmosphere of the entrance rather cool. I was told by a town local that the food wasn't all that good.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Dome Butte rises over uptown Sedona, AZ. Sept. 20, 2005. (As with all photos on this blog, you can click on the picture to see the full sized version)

Patience is required

It appears as though is still experiencing issues regarding posting photos to its system. Hopefully, they'll have it fixed soon and I can post today's photo.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Wagon wheels for sale at a shop along the highway near Sedona, AZ. Sept. 21, 2005.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Dealing with reality


This site is beginning to be discovered by advertisers disguised as real bloggers. I've got a couple of choices: 1) I can begin to limit availability of posts by setting up a system that requires each of you to register with me one time and then allows you to post freely from then on, or 2) I can manually eliminate all posts I consider to be ads from fake bloggers.

For the moment, I am choosing No. 2, but do want your input on what you would prefer. I can go either way. Ploease let me know.

Gr8ful Ted
Wall art at a resort in the Village at Oak Creek, AZ. Sept. 21, 2005.

Monday, September 26, 2005

When White men first discovered this abandoned site, they mistakenly thought it was part of Montezuma's Aztec empire. So they named it Montezuma's Castle. The name of the tribe who created this was named by other Whites "Sinaqua", which means "without water" in Spanish. This would seem to be another misnomer, since Montezuma's Castle is in a cliff banked against a quite lively river that the original inhabitants thoroughly used. The original residents of this site lived here from about 1100 AD to about 1400 AD and used ladders to climb up the cliff to reach their residences. Camp Verde, AZ, Sept. 19, 2005


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Friday, September 16, 2005

I'm off to the great Southwest this weekend and will be gone for the entire week next week. So no photos until I return. Since it was in the low 100s (Fahrenheit for all you Celsius folks out there) yesterday and today where I'm headed, I thought I'd get a jump on the winter wonderland photos today. High Cascades, January, 2005.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

In the northwest section of Portland is a small, dead-end alley with an art gallery at the end. I found this piece near the entrance of the alley. I like the delicacy of the red maple leaves framing one side, while the resiliency of the bamboo is in contrast with the weight and solidity of the sculpture. November, 2003.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Each week across the nation, middle and high school students are taught a ground acquisition game that is a metaphore for war. The home team lost by one on this night. Madras, OR, Sept. 9, 2005.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Okay, call me weird, call me crazy, but sometimes when I look at the full sized photo of this pier (you can do that by clicking on this or any of the photos on this blog), and stare at the railing in the middle of it, the entire thing begins to take on the properties of a watercolor painting. Lincoln City, OR, June 2005. (Cue the Twilight Zone music).

Monday, September 12, 2005

While on my annual silent meditation retreat last Spring I took a walk and came upon this road. Cortes Island, BC. March, 2004.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

I thought there was some interesting color combinations in the sky that night, sort of like those old Maxfield Parish prints. Sept. 9, 2005, Madras, OR.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

I was walking along in an upscale neighborhood in Atlanta, GA, and ran across this wonderful old Victorian-era house. Oct. 2004.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Beginning the climb. Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, OR, Februrary, 2005.

Friday, September 02, 2005

15 minutes of fame

If you look in the archives at the photo for Feb. 25, 2005, you'll see a picture I took in Portland's Classical Rose Garden of Mt. Hood rising above downtown Portland. A month or two ago, I received an email from someone in the San Francisco Bay area who worked for a production company wanting to know if I would give my permission for the photograph to be used during a presentation.

It semed this company's client was giving a talk in Utah on global warming, and was going to use Portland as an example of a major city that had rolled back emissions and polution particles to pre-1980 levels. I was told the speaker would be using this photo on a overhead while talking about the Portland portion of the address.

Of course, I am strongly environmental, so I gave my permission along with asking the question whom it was that would be giving the address. The follow up email informed me the person giving the address was former Vice President Al Gore, and he would be addressing governors.

Needless to say, my ego immediately presented itself and I found myself flattered.

Well yesterday I received another email from a production company in the Los Angeles area indicating they were making a documentary on Al Gore's presentations regarding the enviroment and wanted permission to use it in the film. Of course, I agreed.

At least they both asked, right?
The storied old Empress Hotel along the inner harbor of Victoria, BC. Aug. 19, 2005.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

I was in Portland for a meeting one day in June and happened to be walking in the northwest section when I passed this candle shop. The proprietor was outside practicing her flute and I snapped this photo. June, 2005.