The gr8ful grind: November 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, November 30, 2006

The state of Oregon is known in the US as a VERY rainy place. However, most of the rain falls along the Oregon coast and in the Willamette Valley. It's in this valley where the state's population centers are, so most visitors see only that part of the state. The majority of the state's land is actually east of the Cascade Mountains range and is high desert. As you can see from this photo, the mountains keep most of the low, wet clouds off the desert. You can sse this effecgt better by clicking on the photo to see the fullsized version. By the way, the mountain on the right is the same one that's in the Oct. 27, 2006 photo in the archives. Nov. 15, 2006. Jefferson County, OR, south of Madras.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The other house across the street. Nov. 27, 2006. Madras, OR

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The house across the street. Taken last night, Nov. 27,2006. Madras, OR.

Monday, November 27, 2006

I was talking a walk in the forest and found this moss growing up the side of a tree. I'd never seen any moss like it before. It looks like something Dr. Suess would create, doesn't it? Click on the photo to see more detail. Cortes Island, BC, April, 2006.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Mount Theilsen, in south central Oregon just a few miles from Crater Lake. October, 2006.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Dusk is a really good time to get nighttime shots. There's still enough light out to assist the camera and the lights of most places have come on to give the nighttime look. This shot was taken outside of a motel lobby in Ashland, OR. October, 2006.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

This seems pretty typical late 19th Century Americana. Jacksonville, OR, Octgober, 2006.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Another of those that looks better if you click on it to see the full sized version. Taken at the Japanese Gardent in Portland, OR, and then I softened it to give it more of a watercolor look. February, 2006.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Thiss is an interesting piece of work. It's a bench located on Division Street in Portland, Oregon. It's made of out straw and then covered over with a mud-like substance. It's been painted and it a nice bench to just sit on. If you noitice, the arm on the right is higher than the arm on the left, making suitable to use as a pillow for laying on (if you like rocks for a pillow, of course). July 2006.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Dusk in Sedona, Arizona. Sept. 2005.

Monday, November 13, 2006

This lawn chair needs only the butt of someone who wants to sit, listen to the waves lap against the shore and hear the cawing of the eagles. Cortes Island, BC, April, 2006.

Friday, November 10, 2006

This is another one of those photos you need to click on to see the full sized version to get the best view. I took the photo and then manipulated it with Core Fun House to get the watercolor look. Ashland, OR. October, 2006.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

An ineresting stoop down an alley in Eugene, OR. October, 2006

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Jacksonville, Oregon, is an interesting town. In many ways being in Jacksonville is like stepping back to the 1890s. The entire town has been designated a National Historic District. This house is interesting in that it was ordered out of a catalogue in the 1800s, shipped from the East Coast of the US to the West Coast and assembled here in the Jacksonville. You can click on the photo to get a better view. October, 2006.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Not every photo turns out the way one wants it to. I was attempting to get a good shot of the symmetry of this irrigation line standing in a grass seed field, with the circles and water line fading off into the distance. I failed miserably. Madras, OR, October, 2006.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Mt. Shasta in a sideview mirror. Sometimes we forget mountains can have two peaks. Shasta's second cone is visible here. Northern California; October, 2006.

Friday, November 03, 2006

The late afternoon sun casts a glow across a small creek in downtown Ashland, OR. October, 2006.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Autumn's paintbrush is evident in this capture in a park just off the theater housing the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Ashland, OR. October, 2006.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Fall's fashion. I think those are Quaking Aspens, but not sure. Black Butte Ranch, Oregon, October, 2006.