The gr8ful grind: July 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

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Chrome reflections off a 1930 Model A Ford. I'm in there somewhere. Twice. Jefferson County Fair, Madras, Oregon. July 2007.

Monday, July 30, 2007

It was county fair week here last week. Here is the midway area of the fairgrounds. Pure Americana. Madras, Oregon; July 2007.

Friday, July 27, 2007

A late night look inside a store that sells glass art. Denver, Colorado; July, 2007.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Hummingbirds drop in for a bit of a drink. Click on the photo to get a better look. Morrison, Colorado, July, 2007.

Friday, July 20, 2007

It seems the boats are all turned toward the last light of the day. You can almost hear the crickets. A sheltered cove, Cortes Island, BC, Canada. July, 2006.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Interesting insight

I attempt to keep politics off my blog, but I just couldn't help myself on this one:

  • Neocon cruise

  • Lights line the facade of the San Francisco Opera House. San Francisco, CA. Sept., 2006.

    Wednesday, July 18, 2007

    Ok, this one was hard to get and didn't quite turn out as well as I had hoped, but here it is anyway. You'll need to click on it to see the fullsized version to get what I'm saying. As one travels down the slope of Mount Hood toward Portland, Oregon, you can look across to another ridge and see this formation. The road winds around and you can see it much better in places, but this was the only place I could stop to safely take a photo. It hasn't been logged to look like this. When the snow melts you can see that it is a natural shale formation. But there it is: The US. If you look just to the right, you can barely make out the outline of Alaska, too. Again, you can see these formations better in other spots, but this is where I could stop for the pic. I don't know what happened to Hawaii...maybe with global warming, it sunk back into the forest---er, sea. Near Government Camp, Oregon, February, 2007.

    Tuesday, July 17, 2007

    Clouds surround Mount Hood. This is another photo you can get better detail by clicking on it to see the larger version. Somewhere over Oregon. May, 2007.

    Monday, July 16, 2007

    Asleep at the wheel. There are several animals that live where I work and this cat is one of them It was a hot, humid afternoon and it was catching some shut-eye. The van didn't go anywhere that day, btw. More detail on the cat by clicking on the photo to see the fullsized version. Redmond, Oregon; June 2007.

    Friday, July 13, 2007

    With summer about half over, can Fall be far behind? Black Butte Ranch, Oregon. October, 2006.

    Thursday, July 12, 2007

    Another fireworks shot, obviously. Madras, Oregon. July, 2007.

    Tuesday, July 10, 2007

    Downtown Portland, Oregon, before the Spring budding of trees. March, 2007.

    Monday, July 09, 2007

    Starburst fireworks taken from my front yard. The city's annual display is shot up from only a couple blocks away from my house. It's nice just to sit out in the yard and watch it. Madras, Oregon, July 4, 2007.

    Friday, July 06, 2007

    Daffodills. Portland, Oregon, March, 2007.

    Thursday, July 05, 2007

    Flowering cactus. Cottowood, Arizona. May, 2007.

    Wednesday, July 04, 2007

    Alliums get very close to one another in my back yard. Madras, Oregon, June, 2007.

    Tuesday, July 03, 2007

    I have no idea what these are, what bush this is, but it's incredibly bright and colorful. Scottsdale, Arizona, May, 2007.

    Monday, July 02, 2007

    It's July here at the Grind and that means the third anniversary of this blog. One way I thought I'd celebrate is to lay out some flowers, so that's what will be happening this week. Also, if you go through the archives and vote for your favorite photo over the past 3 years, i'll run the top 5 vote getters later this month. It might be that no photo receives more than one vote and if that happens I'll choose the top 5 based on yoru reason why you chose it. Just hit comment on any photo posted this week and tell me which photo is your favorite and why. I'll take votes until the end of next week. At the end of the voting period, the best answer will receive a special prize. This photo was taken in my garden early one morning last week. Madras, Oregon, June, 2007.