The gr8ful grind: October 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, October 31, 2007

The minute I saw this photo after I uploaded it to the computer, I knew I'd be saving this one for Halloween. It's still as creepy as it looked the day I took it. I was outside of Bennington, Vermont, not that far from Sleepy Hollow country or Stephen King territory, when I came upon this art display. But I immediately thought of "New England forest evil turn the children into scarecrows because they wouldn't obey" horror fantasy. Spooky! Click on the photo for a better look. Happy Halloween, everyone.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Harvest time. Bennington, Vermont. August, 2007.

Monday, October 29, 2007

It's almost time. Another couple of nights and then the ghosts, goblins, and artistic carvings from book stencils take over. Madras, Oregon, October, 2007.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Some may find this photo a little blah, but I like the juxtapositon of the old-style ornate street lamp and the modern building, the contrast of the light with the shadows, the curves and ovals with the straight lines. Portland, Oregon, August, 2007.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Art on display at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. N. Adams, Massachusetts; August, 2007.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Values? We don't need no stinkin' values!

Every so often I break up the monotony of these photographs with politics. Anyone who is shocked should look over there --> near the picture I can't figure out how to update, and graze over my profile. Anyway, I read this today and wanted to share, since it holds some of my same, uhm, values. So click on the title of this post to read the report. (For those of you reading this 6 months from now, no promises if it's still available for review)

Bright fabrics from the Near East hang tightly packed on a rack in a Portland, Oregon, store. October, 2007.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I snagged this one as I was walking down a bamboo-lined alleyway near an art gallery in Portland, Oregon. Looking at it, I am reminded of ancient cave art, which I suppose the artist intended. August, 2007.

Monday, October 22, 2007

A Japaense maple with its leaves turning from the Autumnal influence. Portland, Oregon. October, 2007.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Another in my series on lines, patterns, textures, and light. This is an ornate old building in Old Town, Portland, Oregon, near the Saturday Market area. October, 2007.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A weir holds back a pond in downtown Manchester, Vermont. Click on the pic to get more detail. August, 2007.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The summit of Mount Hood with some clouds swirling around in the wind. October, 2007.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Autumn comes to the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon. Cool patterns in the sand. Can you find the unknown toddler that crept into the photo? October, 2007.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

A storm blows in over the Cascades. Outside of Sisters, Oregon, September, 2007.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sometimes I don't know what I've got until I look at the photo on the computer. In this shot, I was going for the symmetry of the hay drying in the field and didn't realize there was a cloud moving in front of the sun. The sharp edge of the cloud's shadow in the foreground lends a dramatic tone to this shot. More detail by clicking on the photo. Outside of Madras, Oregon; October, 2007.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

A fuzzy type grass of some sort in the late afternoon sun. More detail can be seen by clicking on the photo. Bennington, Vermont; August, 2007.

Monday, October 08, 2007

It's getting to be that time of year again. Pumpkins on display. Madras, Oregon, October, 2007.

Friday, October 05, 2007

This vine maple is moving from green to yellow, before going gold and then deep crimson. Rural Marion County, Oregon; September, 2007.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Aspens going gold. Black Butte Ranch, Oregon; october, 2006.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Vine maples changing color along the Santiam River near Detroit, Oregon. September, 2007.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

This tree lives just down the street from me. Madras, Oregon, September, 2007.

Monday, October 01, 2007

The leaves are changing, so this week: My ode to Fall. I didn't notice the drop of rain on the tip of the one leaf until after I got home and saw the photo. You can see it better by clicking on the pic for the full sized version. Rural Marion County, Oregon. September, 2007.