The gr8ful grind: January 2007

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, January 31, 2007

A street light above Martin Luther King Avenue in Portland, Oregon. June, 2006.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Little house on the reservation. Warm Springs (Simnasho), Oregon,; September, 2006.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Clouds are held at bay by the massive rock formation of Castle Crags in northern California. You can see this situation a little better by clicking on the photo. January, 2004.

Friday, January 26, 2007

A waterfall along the McKenzie Pass highway. Lane County, OR. August, 2004.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Freezing temperatures shrivel the fruit berries on a tree. Bend, OR; December, 2006.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A meadow in the high Cascades in mid-autumn form. Deschutes County, Oregon, October, 2006.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Okay, you're probably wondering what the heck this is. Well, if you click on it to see the fullsized version, you'll notice in the middle is a light orb. It's the McNaught comet. It is very visible in the southern hemisphere right now. I learned it would be visible from where I live for a few days earlier this month. So I waited unil the appointed time, went up to the top of the hilll behind my house and attempted to take some photos of it. Unfortuantely, the battery was dead in the camera, so it wouldn't autofocus. I snapped off several atempting to focus by hand, and this was the best of the bunch. Madras, OR, January 12, 2007

Friday, January 19, 2007

Snow on dried grass. Bend, OR, January 10, 2007.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

More snow on another railing ornament outside a Bend, OR, pub. January 11, 2007.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Snow rests atop a railing decoration outside a pub in Bend, OR. January 11, 2007.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Pine cones cast late afternoon shadows in the snow. Bend, OR, Jan, 12, 2007.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Over the past several weeks, the area in the central part of the US around the Rocky Mountains range has been hit with massive snow. Now, much of the rest of the country has been frozen. In my area, it's been getting down each night for the past several days to 25-28 degrees below freezing, and during the day it stays below freezing. We were hit with a skiff of snow, too. So this is frozen deep freeze week here at the Gr8ful Grind. There's something at once melancholy and beautiful about a restaurant's outside dining area covered in snow. Bend, OR. January 12, 2007.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Relaxing by just fishin', two African-American women take in the afternoon near a covered bridge. Stone Mountain, Georgia. October, 2004.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

I usually take a few weeks in the Spring of each year for a mediation retreat at Hollyhock Farm in British Columbia. During the summer, this garden at Hollyhock is a riot of color and green and textures and smells. But this is early spring and the sun has just crested the ridgetop in the early morning. If you click on the pic to get the fullsized version, you can see the tulips awakening and the apple tree that has been trained to drift along the fenceline is just coming into bloom. April, 2006, Cortes Island, BC.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Curves of color crazily cascade across this photo as if someone with a paint brush drew them. Portland, OR, May, 2006

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

I was walking along Market Street in San Francisco and found this photographer and model doing a shoot all around this fountain. It was a perfect opportunity for a photographer to take a photo of a photographer taking a photograph. September, 2006.

Monday, January 08, 2007

After I snagged this one, I took it into Core Fun House and softened it. Hope you like it. Portland, OR; Aug. 26, 2006

Friday, January 05, 2007

Fall folliage along the path at Black Butte Ranch in Oregon. You can see more detail by clicking on the photo to see the full-sized version. October, 2006.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

It's still cold and gray lately, so I feel like adding even more color today. Click on photo for a better view. Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC, April, 2006.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

A study of patterns, curves, angles, light and color. Empress Hotel, Victoria, BC. July, 2006.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Broken Top in the central Oregon Cascades. December, 2006