The gr8ful grind: January 2006

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Even on a dark, dreary day, Fall's color can be exceptional. Portland, OR, October, 2005.

Monday, January 30, 2006

This was a grand old house on the main drag of my town that had fallen into a state of incredible disrepair. Some developers purchased it and wanted to restore it to it's former grandeur, using the upstairs as affordable housing and the downstairs as upscale office space. However, when the engineers came in to assess the cost of the upgrade, it was discovered the foundation was crumbling, much of the wood was rotted, and the wiring would all have to be replaced. In effect, the house was beyond repair, so the owners contacted the fire department to come in, burn it down, and have a practice session with the entire volunteer fire department work a fire on an old wooden building. January 29, 2006.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Fresh organic radishes in the store. Bend, OR, January 14, 2006.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Crossing the Cascades in a snow storm. Top of the high pass. January 16, 2006.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Slippery Slide State Park near Sedona, AZ. There is a series of shallow, flat falls down which bathers can slide. In the foreground is a deep pool into which people can dive. It's a really fun place. Beautiful, too. September, 2005.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

When two cars pass on this rural bridge there's only about 2 inches between them; and don't even think about a truck and car trying to cross simultaneously. But most Irish country roads are like that. County Cork, August 1997.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Flowering vines creep up a trellis at Lincoln City, OR. June, 2005.

Friday, January 20, 2006

More art down a Portland alleyway. Can you tell I'm running outta photos? I haven't been anywhere recently, been busy with work, and have been ill, so not much in the way of getting out with the camera. Sorry. Portland, OR, February, 2004.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Artwork down an alley in northwest Portland, OR. Feb. 2004.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

On Mirror Pond. Bend, OR, January 16, 2006.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Dusk at the ol' hacienda. Click on the photo to see more detail. Sedona, AZ, September, 2005.

Monday, January 16, 2006

I live on the high desert. Even deserts get some participation, but not regularly and not as much as other places. When people think of Oregon, they think of rain. And in Oregon's main valley, the Willamette, it does rain. A lot. But the reason it rains there and not where I live is exemplified by this photo, best viewed full sized by clicking on the pic. The Cascade mountain range stops most storm systems from moving into the high desert. The area on the other side of Mt. Jefferson, in the center of the photo, had high rainfall yesterday. We didn't have any. The mountains stop the storms. Madras, OR, January 15, 2006.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Hollyhock Bay at sunrise with Hernando Island to the left and Vancouver Island in the distance. The sun has risen enough to illuminate the top of the peaks on Vancouver Island, but has yet to reach the water of the bay. (Best seen at full size by clicking on the photo) May, 2004.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

It's VERY rainy right now in my corner of the planet, with the region getting hammered by storm after storm, people slogging through soggy conditions. I'm posting this one to remind myself spring is just around the corner. This is one of those that looks better at full size (just clilck on the photo). Victoria, BC, March 2005.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Now THIS is a treehouse! Albany, OR, December, 2005.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Looking down one of the hacienda corridors at Telaquepaque Artists Village in Sedona, AZ. September, 2005.

Monday, January 09, 2006

It's a jungle in there: The photgraphers' room, Buchart Gardens, Victoria, BC, May, 2004.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

What flavor are you?

You Are In a Crunch Ice Cream

The perfect combo: a completely nuts person who likes to be touched

Friday, January 06, 2006

A study in textures, light and shapes. Oregon Coast Range, March, 2005.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Where the road and sky collide. Near Warm Springs, OR, November, 2005.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

A Christmas cactus blooms at my house. December, 2005.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

When the snow was here. Early December, 2005. Madras, OR.

Monday, January 02, 2006

A quiet moment of reflection in the Hollyhock lodge dining room. If you click on the photo to get the full-sized version, you can see a sail boat moving out on the ocean between islands. Cortes Island, BC. March, 2005.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year

For each of you:

May you be free from inner and outer harm
May you happy and peaceful of mind
May you be healthy and strong of body
May you be able to care for yourself joyfully
May you know success and fullfillment

All beings are heirs to their own actions
Everything is just as it is.