The gr8ful grind: March 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

Friday, March 30, 2007

You carriage is ready for your steeds to be hitched, Your Majesty. Waterville, Oregon, March, 2007.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Oregon state capitol building in Salem, Oregon, just before sunrise. February, 2007.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Keeping with the mountain vista theme for at least another day, if you go over to the right hand column into the archives to February 15, 2007, you'll see a photo of the Sisters mountain formations. These are the same 3 Sisters mountains, only you can't see them because they're encased in clouds. This is the main reason why where I live it's desert, and on the other side of these mountains it's lush and green. (Better viewed by clicking on the photo and seeing the full sized version) March, 2007.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Here's the view OF the mountain, just to cover all the bases. That's Mount Washington on the left and Black Butte on the right, each with a coating of new snow. I took this one about 15 minutes down the highway from my house. Jefferson County, Oregon, December, 2006.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Someone requested a mountain vista for today's photo. I had to think about that. Usually I just get up in the morning, go to the computer, and then start opening pics up until something strikes my fancy or it gets so late that I hafta just post something and get on with getting ready for work. Then there's the entire "mountain vista" question. Do they mean view OF a mountain, or view FROM a mountain? Since I had posted several photos OF a mountain over the past month or two, I went with FROM a mountain. Or a hilll in this case. I don't climb mountains. Too old an sedentary. So this one is taken from Clementine Hill in Jerome, Arizona. Jerome is a small artist cololny these days. In the early 1900s, it was a booming mining town, deemed "The Wickedest Town In America' by those who care about such things. September, 2005.

Friday, March 23, 2007

More signs of Spring. It's a good time of year. Eugene, Oregon, March, 2007.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

There's an art gallery in a very small town in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains along the McKenzie River in Oregon. I pass through this town when I go to visit my son at college. I've always wanted to stop at the art gallery and recently did. Around behind, I found this scene, all done in metal, from the Asian arbor on the left, to the chariots and the metal bird pulling one of them, as well as the young girl in her pensive seat. I don't know if the cathedral-like gazebo was metal or not. I should have tapped on it to find out.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Winter's last remnants. Eugene, OR, March, 2007

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

It's Spring. What can I say? I'm ready for it. Portland, Oregon, March 2007.

Monday, March 19, 2007

A metal sculpure acts as an entrance canopy to a building in Waterville, Oregon. See more of the deatail by clickiing on the photo to see the fullsize picture. March 2007.

Friday, March 16, 2007

The east side of Portland, Oregon, along the Willamette River, taken from the west side hils. Those lit spires are from the city's convention center.March, 2007.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

I may have displayed this photo before quite a while ago. But I wanted to test the ability to post photos and it now appears I am once again able to do that. I snagged this one at the Japanese Garden in Portland and then took it into Core Fun House to soften it and give it a watercolor look. February, 2006.
As it turns out, I am not the only one that is experiencing issues posting photos. Supposedly, Blogspot is working on it. Please be patient and when (if) they get it resolved, I'll begin posting again.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I wanted to post a photo today. I had one all picked out. But for some unknown reason, Blogspot is not allowing me to upload photos right now. Once I figure out what the heck's going on, I'll post another one.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I thought the page needed a spot of color, so here's one of a partial bouquet I took. February, 2007.

Monday, March 12, 2007

A street musician plays to passersby for tips and perhaps a bit to eat. Portland, Oregon, March, 2007.

Friday, March 09, 2007

I found this building in the "ghost" town of Shaniko, Oregon. It's really slim, being only 7-8 feet deep. I wonder what it was in the town's hey day. A barber shop, perhaps? At one point, the town was among the biggest and busiest east of the Mississippi River, as it served as a railhead to ship sheep. Now, less than 25 people live there. February, 2007.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Another in my series of studies regarding lines, light, textures, patterns, etc. Pioneer Place, downtown Portland, Oregon. February, 2007.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Mount Adams in Washington state, taken from rural north-central Oregon. Nice little cloud cap overhead. February, 2007.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

In the Sellwood district of Portland, Oregon, there is a tiny, tiny church in a park. I walked up to the window and snapped this photo. You can see the colored window detail better by clicking on the photo for the fullsized version. In front of that window is the shadow of a candalabra light fixture. February, 2007.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Tress growing up a mountainside in the Mt. Hood National Forest between Government Camp and Zig Zag, Oregon, are ladened with snow. February, 2007.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Peeking into someone's loft. Is that a basketball backboard, or a flatscreen monitor? You decide. You can see the fullsized version by clicking on the photo. Portland, Oregon, February, 2007.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Boy, houseboats have sure changed since I was a kid, when they were usually just a small cabin placed upon floating logs.

No, I mean houseboats have REALLY changed!!!
Both photos taken along the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, February, 2007.