The gr8ful grind: August 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, August 31, 2007

Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood in Oregon. Built during the 1930s, the exterior of this lodge was used extensively in the Jack Nicholson movie "The Shining." August, 2007.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Folks stand on a bridge above the lower portion to observe the upper portion of Multnomah Falls and its bowl at the bottom (you can see them better by clicking on the photo). August, 2007.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Vista House at Crown Point. built in 1918, overlooks the Columbia River. (Looking east) Near Corbett, Oregon, August, 2007.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The sun sets near Mt. Jefferson behind a cloud of smoke caused by a complex of forest fires. Taken near Madras, Oregon, August, 2007.

Monday, August 27, 2007

A farmer burns the stubble of his grass field after harvest to remove bugs and possible disease. Near Madras, Oregon, August, 2007.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Thrill seekers experience upside-downness in one of the corkscrew sections of a roller coaster. Six Flags Great Escape, Lake George, New York. August, 2007.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Old First Church, Bennington, Vermont. This was the first church built in Vermont, in 1762 at a cost of $7,793.20. It is dedicated to the separaton of church and state, and is designated Vermont's Colonial Shrine. The adjoinging cemetery rests in part of the old homestead of Ethan Allen, and is the resting place of the American poet, Robert Frost. The cemetery is designated Vermont's Sacred Acre. August, 2007.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

This is a part of the Livingston Manor section of upstate New York, near the Hudson River. In this section of the Manor was a house built by Robert Livingston in 1730, which he named Clermont. This particular Livingston was a patron of Robert Fulton's quest to build the first steamboat. Fulton named that vessel Clermont after his patron's home. (Others of the time called the vessel Fulton's Folly).

Monday, August 20, 2007

Bushkill Falls is a series of falls in the Pocono Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania. This is the main (largest) of the falls in that series. August, 2007.

Friday, August 17, 2007

The Vermont-Massachusetts-New York Tri-state Fair at night. Pownal, Vermont. August, 2007.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The windows of a buildling on the campus of Williams College reflects the last vestages of light from the sky even as the light fixtures turn on. Williamstown, Massachusetts; August, 2007.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

This is a grand old house in Saratoga Springs, New York, that has been converted to a Bed & Breakfast. You'll need to click on it to get a better sense of the subtle colors. Saratoga Springs is an incredible town and a drive through the neighborhoods where houses such as this are makes one believe Walt Disney must have used it for the model of the houses on Main Street in Disneyland. August, 2007.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Commons building on the campus of Bennington College. It is said that Martha Graham invented modern dance on this lawn. A better view can be had by clicking on the photo. Bennington, Vermont; August, 2007.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Glasses stand in a row at the Bennington Potters store. Bennington, Vermont. August, 2007.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Mount Shasta; Weed, California; October, 2006.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Downtown Portland, Oregon, at night, from the east side of the Willamette River. You can get a better view by clicking on the photo. March, 2007.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

A monk talks with passers-by at the Buddhist Festival in Portland, Oregon. June, 2007.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Mt. Washington stands guard over Black Blutte Ranch, Oregon, a local resort community. October, 2006.

Monday, August 06, 2007

A field of wild flowers right along the highway near Sedona, Arizona. May, 2007.

Friday, August 03, 2007

This guy's name is Steve Holy. He headlined a show here last week. I'd never heard of him, but supposedly he's an up and coming Country Western star. I did enjoy his country rock some, and his band was tight and excellent. I took some pics of him in case he becomes a super star or the next Lindsay Lohan train wreck story (you know, the role model for the next great C&W song). Madras, Oregon, July, 2007.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Today I have posted 2 photos. I ran across this piece as I walked by an art gallery. I felt it important to show the entire piece and to give you the opportunity to click on the photo of the upper part (the bust) to really see how cool it is. Denver, Colorado; July 2007.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

A tunnel in the rock on the way to the upper parking lot at Red Rocks Amphitheater, one of the premier outdoor concert venues on the planet. You can get a better perspective by clicking on the photo. Morrison, Colorado, July, 2007.