The gr8ful grind: July 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

Sunday, July 30, 2006

During the street dance a couple came out of a restaurant and the fellow asked his girlfriend if she wanted to check out the moviehouse marquee to see what was playing. Of course, his marriage proposal was posted up there.

She sees the sign and they cuddle a little.

She said yes.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Later that night, the celebration ended with a street party, where folks danced and danced and danced. Portland, OR, July 22, 2006.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

The after parade tea party was held on the cushions under this winged vehicle (shown pre-parade). Portland, OR, July 22, 2006

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

One of the great things about a neighborhood parade is anyone can participate. I have no idea who these people are, but they looked fun and so I snapped the photo. Portland, OR July 22, 2006

Monday, July 24, 2006

Neighborhoods can be great environments. Each year in the HAND neighborhood of Portland (lower SE Division & Clinton streets) has a weekend celebration. This weekend was it, so I traveled to Portland to enjoy and this week I'll be posting photos of the festivities. This first one is of the parade that is held each year. Note the banner behind the lead car (Easiest to read if you click on the photo for the full sized version). July 22, 2006.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

The amber hour at sunset is reflected off the hills and the clouds in the Sonoran Desert near Sedona, AZ. September, 2005.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

A blossom on a lily pad in a pond at Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC, receives a spot of sunshine. July 1, 2006.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Mt. Shasta in northern California. The temperature was about 100 degrees Fahrenheit and the derth of snow on the mountain reflects that. July 14, 2006

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The stillness of the Pacific Ocean is reflected in the crystal clear waters of a British Columbia inlet on Cortes Island. By clicking on the photo to see the full sized verson, one can see the rocks below the surface, as well as a better view of the sky and trees. July 2, 2006.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Another in my series from the Japanese Garden in Portland, OR. Click on the photo to get the full effect. May, 2006.

Friday, July 07, 2006

The sun sets over Cortes Island, BC. July 2, 2006

Thursday, July 06, 2006

A walkway at The Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC. July 1, 2005.