The gr8ful grind: February 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, February 27, 2009

The Pacific Ocean is relatively placid as the spine of Vancouver island stands out in the distance. Taken from Cortes Island, BC, Canada; May, 2004.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A portion of the trail along the Crooked River at Smith Rock State Park. (Click on thumbnail for more detail) Near Terrebonne, Oregon; June, 2008.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Incense smoke arises from within a huge burner in the entryway of a Buddhist temple during a celebraton. (Click on thumbnail for more detail) Portland, Oregon; February, 2008.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Les Bon Temps Roulez, everyone!!!!! I'm a Wild Tchoupitoulas everywhere I go, Jackomo fe no nan e'. Iko, Iko.

Monday, February 23, 2009

A place where lots of folks come every day, especially on the weekends. The stringed ensemble on the right was incredible, absolutely stellar musicians that should have been playing more than for donations as they were much too good to be mere buskers. Convent Garden, London, UK; August, 1997.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ok, last snow day for a while. (More detail by clicking on the thumbnail) Madras, Oregon; February, 2009.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The ornament atop my front gate, in the snow. Madras, Oregon; February, 2009.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The telephone pole stands in stark contrast to the branches that have grown around it. Madras, Oregon; february, 2009.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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More snow on branches. Madras, Oregon; February, 2009.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Yet another storm blew in Friday night. With so much of the white stuff around (more snow Saturday night--luckily about half of it melts each day as the temps rise), we're going to call it snow week here at the Grind. (Click on the thumbnail for more detail) Madras, Oregon; February, 2009.

Friday, February 13, 2009

The loneliness of the long distance runner. I was stopped along the side of the road taking photos (2 of which were posted this week), when this gentleman came jogging by. He stopped to make sure I was ok and then went on about his run. On the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation; February, 2009.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The early morning sun hits the side of a loft condo as whimsical art stands up on the patio. Portland, Oregon; January, 2009.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The nearly full moon rises over the ridge in late afternoon. (Click on the thumbnail to see better detail of the moon's craters) On the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation; February, 2009.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Snow on the bench on my patio right after a recent snow storm. Madras, Oregon; January, 2009.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Cattails in the late afternoon sun. On the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation; February, 2009.

Friday, February 06, 2009

A flower (Black-eyed Susan?) up close and personal. (Click on the thumbnail to see the patterns and pollen) Bennington, Vermont; August, 2007.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Mount Jefferson can be seen outside as the water rests in the Madras Aquatic Center. You should see the sunsets here while swimming! (Click on the thumbnail for a better view) Madras, Oregon; February, 2009.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Early morning pondside. Shevlin Park, Bend, Oregon; August, 2008.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Dew pools on colorful kale. (Click on thumbnail to see how much) Clackamas, Oregon; January, 2009.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Counting stars by candlelight
all are dim but one is bright:
the spiral light of Venus
rising first and shining best,
From the northwest corner
of a brand-new crescent moon
crickets and cicadas sing
a rare and different tune...

January, 2009; Madras, Oregon