The gr8ful grind: November 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

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

More patterns of freezing fog fallout. Crooked River Ranch, OR, November 23, 2005.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Freezing fog on wheatgrass. Crooked River Ranch, OR. November 23, 2005.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Last week we had freezing fog here for several days. So I bundled up and went out to take some photos. This one was taken on the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs reservation, November, 22, 2005.

Friday, November 25, 2005

I call this one 'Buddhas of the West." Sedona, AZ, Sept. 2005.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US who access the site today. I am thankful each of you find the interest to return, see what is here, and make comments when the feelings arise within you. Taken at a gathering of the Trillium Sangha in Portland, OR, October, 2005.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

I traveled over the mountains to Portland yesterday and moved through some beautiful snowy areas. As I broke out of the clouds at the top of the pass, I had to pull over and take a pic of these trees, whose tops were being showered in sunlight. High Cascades, November 22, 2005.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The Wisdom of Sayadaw U Pandita

Before hurling insults and accusations at another, one should consider one's own state of mind and circumstances. The tendency to lash out, defame, and belittle is an aspect of conceit. [It can be illustrated] with the image of a person enraged, taking up a handful of excrement to fling at his opponent. This person befouls himself even before the opponent. So, if there are matters on which we disagree, please let us all try to exercise patience and forgiveness in the spirit of the good-hearted.

This is another one of those photos that works best when seen at full size (Just click on the photo to see it that way). Lights of the inner harbor of Victoria, BC, Canada, frame the reflection in the water of the Parliament building. August, 2005.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Don't ask me, because I don't have a clue. All I know is that a few years ago, a single pair blossomed on this tree. Since that time, this shoe tree has produced more and more fruit, although some blossoms do fall to the ground if a particularly big blow comes through. This is almost the first thing you see when entering town from the north. Madras, OR, November 17, 2005.

Friday, November 18, 2005

More from my back yard, Madras, OR, Nov. 10, 2005.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Frost on the wooly thyme in my back yard. Madras, OR, November 10, 2005.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Frost on the bamboo in my back yard. Madras, OR, Nov. 10, 2005.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I was walking by a natural foods grocery chain just after a rain storm. These apples were sitting outside in a large bin and had gotten a real shower. I had my camera with me so I snapped this one off. This one is really a lot better at full size (just click on it). Bend, OR, November 7, 2005.

Monday, November 14, 2005

My coffee cup on the kitchen table lit by both filtered sunlight through a shade and a small lamp on the table. Madras, OR, Nov. 12, 2005.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Snow smacked one side of these pots. Near Bend, OR. Nov. 5, 2005

Thursday, November 10, 2005

I like the way the eye is drawn to the green square at the end of the walkway. Inn of the 7th Mountain, Bend, OR. Nov. 5, 2005

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Well, yesterday's photo was of the season's first snowfall. While it was cold outside, it was warm and cozy by this fireplace as the snow fell. Nov. 5, 2005. (This photo looks much better at full size)

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

First snow of the season. Near Mount Bachelor in central Oregon. Nov. 5, 2005.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Leaves dangle on a branch as the weather turns cold and windy. If you click on the photo to see the large version, one of the leaves has the melted drops of the first few snow flakes of the season. Near Bend, OR, Nov. 4, 2005.

Friday, November 04, 2005

An autumnal rose, slightly frayed at the edges. October 2005.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Sometimes there's beauty in a single leaf. Portland, OR, Oct. 2005.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Squash and gourds on display at a store in Durham, OR. October, 2005.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

I found this one right next door to the house from yesterday's photo. A southeast Portland neighborhood. I like the way it looks. Very innovative and decorative. Oct. 2005.