The gr8ful grind: February 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, February 28, 2007

Thirsty? A fountain offers up a quenching gift. Portland, Oregon, February, 2007.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A rose that sits upon my kitchen table. Madras, Oregon; February, 2007.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Roll on Columbia. A tugboat pushes a couple of barges down the Columbia River which flows between Oregon and Washington states. If you click on the photo to get the fullsized version, you can just make out a series of wind generators on the hillside in the background. February, 2007.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

There is a story in the Buddhist mythology in which Siddartha Gautama, before his enlightment, spent years with 5 asthetics. During a particularly vociferous rainstorm, the asthetic Siddartha was sitting in meditation, getting soaked when a giant cobra, sensing that this being would become a buddha, came up behind him, rose to it's full height, spread out it's magnificent hood and sheltered the future Buddha from the rain. I awoke this morning to a snow shower and went into my backyard for this photo. You can't really see it from this angle, but the small tree here is leaning over like that cobra to shield the Buddha from the elements. If you click on the pic to see the fullsized version, you can sort of see how the trunk of the tree is in the back part of the circle rather than the middle, while the Buddha statue is in the front part of the circle. This is my way of honoring that story within my contemplative area.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

While going to the restroom at Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona, I ran across this wall of tiny windows.More lines, light, form and function. September, 2004.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

An urban study in lines, textures, patterns, and perspective. One can get a better sense by clicking on the photo to see the full sized version. The closed in feel, almost claustrophobic, is an interesting contrast to yesterday's photo taken in the wide open spaces. Portland, Oregon, February, 2007.

Monday, February 19, 2007

An abandoned homestead in rural remote Sherman County, Oregon. February, 2007.

Friday, February 16, 2007

The morning after: I found this flower, limp and damp, on a bench at a bus stop in downtown Portland, Oregon, early one morning. February, 2007.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Sunrise hits the 3 Sisters in the Oregon Cascades. Taken from just outside of Madras, OR. January, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Autumn comes to a creek in southern Oregon. Ashland, OR, October, 2006

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I like the straight lines of the building and sidewalk, the curves of the lamp, the natural feel of the flowers, and then that totally wonky reflection in the window of a building a couple of blocks away. Portland, Oregon, February, 2007

Monday, February 12, 2007

A street corner in inner southeast Portland, Oregon, on a Friday night. I had this little 3-inch tripod that I used to sit the camera on the sidewalk for this one. February 9, 2007.

Friday, February 09, 2007

I wonder where this staircase leads to. I don't know but the tile on each step is quite colorful. Click on the photo for a better view. Tlaquepaque, an artist village in Arizona. September, 2004.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Another one from red rock country, Sedona, AZ. September, 2004.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

This is a variation of another photo I posted a few years back. Walton Lake, Crook County, OR. July 2004

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A cactus blooms in the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona. September, 2004.

Monday, February 05, 2007

This pic is actually 2 photos I stitched together (which you can see if you click on the photo for the full sized vbersion) of west Sedona, Arizona, looking northwest. This area, and those rock formations were in several western movies from the 30s and 40s. Spetember, 2004.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Looking down a hazelnut (filbert) orchard in Lane County, Oregon. October, 2004.