The gr8ful grind: February 2008

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, February 29, 2008

We finish up this week's focus on Kwan Yin with a close up of the statue with which we began the week. The sun did a good job of spotlighting her face. Portland, Oregon; February, 2008.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

I think she looks graceful and stately even framed by electrical conduits and flood lights. Portland, Oregon; February, 2008.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The face of the large Kwan Yin statue that I posted day before yesterday is reflected in a window. You can see it much better by clicking on the thumbnail. She almost looks like she's actually inside the room on the other side of the window. Portland, Oregon; February, 2008.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Kwan Yin in a Chinese Buddhist temple, Portland, Oregon. Didn't realize when I was taking the photo that i was also capturing the reflection of several lights in the framed piece behind. February, 2008.

Monday, February 25, 2008

This week we're concentrating on Kwan Yin (Or Qan Yin, if you prefer), the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion. This photo of a 20-foot high one was taken at a Vietnamese temple in Portland, Oregon. February, 2008.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Lily pads and gold fish. Portland, Oregon, August, 2006.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I snagged this one during last night's lunar eclipse before the shadow reached clear across the moon. I believe that's the star Regulus (or it's Saturn) in the lower left hand corner. Much better view of the moon and the star by clicking on thumbnail. February, 2008.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California; January, 2008.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A couple of simple vases with flowers in them sit on a window ledge in the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts. August, 2007.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Basking in the last vestiges the day's sun. Cortes Island, BC, Canada. July, 2006.

Friday, February 15, 2008

On first glance, this may seem just a blah pic, but if you click on the thumbnail, you might agree with me that it's actually rather interesting, with the bright tree in the foreground, the little waterfall, the sun spotlighting the tree in the background. Portland, Oregon; October, 2007.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Same mountain as shown in photo of this past Monday, only I snapped it yesterday on my way to work. In this pic, Mt. Jefferson shows a kinship to the photo of Mt. Hood I posted on May 5, 2007, which can be accessed through the archives (scroll down and click on that month when it appears in the right hand column's archives links). Jefferson County, Oregon; February, 2008.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Bay Bridge with Oakland in the background, from the San Francisco side. By clicking on the thumbnail, you can better see the boats in the foreground, as well as the clouds behind the bridge. January, 2008.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

An old wagon and some wine barrels on the grounds of a winery/artists' coop in Bennington, Vermont. August, 2007.

Monday, February 11, 2008

I took a drive over the weekend when I ran across this old barn with Mount Jefferson in the background. Near Culver, Oregon; February, 2008.

Friday, February 08, 2008

It was a very cool night at Fisherman's Wharf, so almost no one was dining alfresco that evening, leaving the tables with a rather lonely feeling. San Francisco, California; January, 2008.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

I kinda like the way this fruzzy wuzzy flower and its leaf has a depth of field that moves in and out of focus. Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA; January, 2008.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

If you read my profile, you'll note one of the things I'm into is the music of Todd Snider. Todd came home to Portland last night and I attended his show, capturing this shot with a small camera. I was fortunate to have the middle seat of the first row, which enabled me to capture this shot. February, 2008.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

With the warming and re-freezing combining with its own weight, this cornice of snow appears to be shooting the curl. Rest stop in rural Klamath County, Oregon, January, 2008.

Monday, February 04, 2008

This pic shows a few of the reasons we all live in central Oregon's high desert: The vistas, the mountains (left to right, Broken Top & South, Middle, and North Sisters peaks), the sunsets. Somebody cue the Riders of the Purple Sage soundtrack. Near Terrebonne, Oregon, January, 2008.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Almost the quintessential San Francisco picture without the Golden Gate: Forbes Island and the sea lions at Fisherman's Wharf, along withe The Rock, sun shining on Alcatraz. January, 2008.