The gr8ful grind: August 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

Thursday, August 31, 2006

The woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep

Portland, OR, May, 2006

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

My youngest son got married last month in an outdoor ceremony. Later, I took this photo of the aftermath. Bend, OR, July, 2006.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A sidewalk-level window on a gray wall is gifted with a splash of color from a flowering plant. Portland, OR.; July 2006.

Monday, August 28, 2006

This was taken at the Portland Japanese Gardens. Then I took it into Core Fun House and manipulated it to make it look more like a Japanese watercolor. It looks best if you click on the photo for the full sized version. May, 2006.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

The symmetry of vineyards. I wonder what's up in those trees? Dundee, OR. Aug. 17, 2006

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Now THIS would be a great room in which to have a meeting, don't you think? You really hafta click on the photo and see the full sized version to get the best view. Dundee, OR, Aug. 17, 2006.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I had to take some photos of another winery last week. It was a very pretty setting and I think I'll post 2 or 3 here over the next couple of days. But not all beauty is natural. Sometimes the beauty of symmetry,broken symmetry, textures, and light can be interesting, too. That's what I like about this shot. Dundee, OR, Aug. 17, 2006.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Steelhead Falls in central Oregon. If you click on the photo to get the full sized version, you can see people on a rock outcropping just to the left of the falls. June, 2006.

Friday, August 18, 2006

A balcony window in the old town section of Scottsdale, AZ. September, 2006.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

A dragonfly on a stalk of grass. You can see it better by clicking on the photo. Cortes Island, BC, July, 2006.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

A study in lines, light, and textures. Near Portland's Saturday Market. June, 2006.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Buddha greets visitors in the entrance to the theater at Taliesin West, the home of Frank Lloyd Wright just outside of Scottsdale, AZ. Sept. 2004.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Lake Billy Chinook in Central Oregon, with Mount Jefferson in the background. February, 2006.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Another bucolic scene from Gorge Harbor, Cortes Island, British Columbia. July 2006.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The sun sets over the Jefferson County Fair in Madras, OR. If you click on the photo to see the full sized version, you can see vertical streaks in the sunset between the flag and the tent top. They kind of remind me of the shape of a tiara, or perhaps a Disney cartoon-type sunset. July, 2006.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Not sure what flower this is, but up close and personal it looks really cool. It might be a species of allium, but it doesn't look much like the ones that grow in my backyard. Madras, OR, July 2005.

Friday, August 04, 2006

It's county fair time around the state of Oregon. I spent an evening at the local county fair last week. I can't handle these kinds of rides without barfing all over myself and others, but I can try to capture their essence. Madras, OR, July 2006.