The gr8ful grind: January 2009

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, January 30, 2009

I know what you're thinking, but I didn't do anything to change this photo. It was actually so hot and humid in the arboretum in Golden Gate Park that my camera lens fogged up, creating this effect. (Click on thumbnail for more detail) San Francisco, California; January, 2008.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Leafless trees (and a leafed Madrone) stand stark against the fog on a recent weekend morning. (Click on thumbnail for more detail) Milwaukie, Oregon; January, 2009.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another in my series of lines, color, textures and patterns. Gift shop, Red Rocks State Park, Colorado; July, 2007.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Trail Blazers fans sitting directly behind the basket attempt to distract the free throw of a Golden State Warrior player during a recent NBA game. Free throw made. Blazers won. January, 2009; Portland, Oregon.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Is it cold where you are? Well, it's well below freezing here with about 6 inches of snow on the ground. I wanted to feel warm. When it's this cold, the mind turns to warmer climes, such as Maui, Key West, or, in this case Sedona, Arizona--one of my faves. So today you get this cabin near the banks of Oak Creek with rock formations in the background. (Click on thumbnail for more detail). September, 2004; Sedona, AZ.

Friday, January 23, 2009

It's a colorful world when viewed through the window of an ice cream-espresso shop in The Pearl. January, 2009; Portland, Oregon.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Lots of frozen fog going on here right now. One of the byproducts of frozen fog is hoarfrost gets on everything, like this bush in the parking lot of where I work. (Click on the thumbnail to get a better sense of this sharp-patterned phenomena). January, 2009; redmond, Oregon.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lift Every Voice and Sing

The lobby of the Eco-Trust Building. January, 2009; Portland, Oregon.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cozy little bungalow along the Willamette River. I think this is the definition of trophy home. Why does something have to be this big??? (Click on thumbnail for more detail and to better see the lower pavilion). January, 2009; taken from across the river at Milwaukie, Oregon.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sunrise. January, 2009; Madras, Oregon.

Friday, January 16, 2009

We'll end this week's cityscapes series with a pic of the ol' deck out back. In The Pearl. At sunrise. (Much better detail by clicking on the thumbnail) Portland, Oregon; January, 2009.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Lots of lines, textures, patterns, and colors in this one. I find it amazing that after enduring almost record cold temps and tons of snow, the foliage in front of these condo stoops is still so green. Portland, Oregon; January, 2009.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The entry to an apartment complex in The Pearl. Don't click on the thumbnail, or you might get sucked into that portal with all the lines and curves and stuff. Portland, Oregon; January, 2009.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

More for this week's cityscapes theme. Portland, Oregon; January, 2009.

Monday, January 12, 2009

I'm going to focus on cityscapes this week, easy enough since I brought my camera along to a workshop last week in Portland. Most of these will be in the district of the city known as The Pearl. Today's offering, bicyclists make their way to work across the Broadway Bridge. Portland is one of the most bike-centric cities in the US. Below, an Amtrak train arrives. (More detail by clicking on the thumbnail; you can see the contrail of an airplane, and the roof of a car--seems I captured a variety of transportation modes) Portland, Oregon; January, 2009.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Fire on the mountain: that lucky ole sun rises behind Gray Butte in rural Jefferson County, Oregon. January, 2009.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Folks take in the fun, music, art, and sun at the Oregon Country Fair. (Click on the thumbnail for more, ahem, detail). Near Veneta, Oregon; July, 2008.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Once a proud brick building in Old Town, now just a reinforced facade for parking space. Portland, Oregon; January, 2009.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Night glow, Balloons Over Bend. Bend, Oregon, June, 2008.

Monday, January 05, 2009

This sky reminded me of one of those Hollywood religious sagas from the 1950s. (Click on the thumbnail for added inspiration) Clackamas, Oregon; January, 2009.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Mount Washington in the Oregon Cascades. Taken from Redmond, Oregon; December, 2008.