The gr8ful grind: June 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

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A raindrop hangs precariously to a colorful flower.(Click thumbnail for more detail) Clackamas, Oregon; June, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

It's suppose to be fairly hot here this week, so I thought I'd start the week out rather cooooooooooooool. Government Camp, Oregon; March, 2009.

Friday, June 26, 2009

A surfer loses it. Pacific City, California; April, 2009.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The no longer used smoke stacks of the Old Mill District are reflected in a placid portion of the Deschutes River at dusk. Bend, Oregon; June, 2009.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Why she's the best journalist on the planet

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What is this? Cauliflower? Broccoli? I donno. Do you? Taken at a Farmer's Market with my spanking new iPhone 3GS. Milwaukie, Oregon; June, 2009.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The entrance to Ft. Vancouver, the faithful replica of the original Ft. Vancouver built on the same exact spot. Vancouver, Washington; June, 2009.

Monday, June 22, 2009

A water droplet hangs from the lip of a calla lilly. (Click thumbnail for more detail) Clackamas, Oregon; June, 2009.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Obviously, this guy's got a question on his mind. I don't think it has anything to do with the dress he's wearing, the chiffon scarves on his arms, or the balloon around his waist, but one never knows. Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington; April, 2009.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Trees reflected in the pond of an inner harbor hotel make for interesting patterns. Victoria, BC, Canada; April, 2009.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

An insect crawls across the face of one of the alliums currently blooming in my backyard. (Click the thumbnail for much more detail) Madras, Oregon; June, 2009.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I was coming out of an eatery after having breakfast early one morning and saw this interesting entry to a sushi restaurant, with its intricately carved wooden facade and bell, along with the fish embroidered in the curtain. (Click on the thumbnail for more detail) Half Moon Bay, California; May, 2009.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A totem pole watches over visitors to Horseshoe Bay, while a sea gull watches over the pole. This is almost a quintessential Canadian port: small, beautiful, and a dock for BC Ferries, the largest ferry system in the world. (Click the thumbnail for more detail) Near Vancouver, BC; April, 2009.

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Doobie Brothers crank up the crowd. They were followed by the Allman Brothers and then The Dead. Gorge Amphitheater, Quincy, Washington; May, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Island Road, Version 5. Cortes Island, BC, Canada; April, 2009.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wispy clouds provide a thin veneer for a full moon rising over the Old Mill District. Bend, Oregon; June, 2009.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

He couldn't keep on going and going and going....The Energizer Bunny balloon (the largest hot air balloon in North America) deflates while two other balloons keep going during a night glow event. (click on the thumbnail and see the humans to get a sense of size) Balloons Over Bend, Bend, Oregon; June, 2009.

Monday, June 08, 2009

A trio of mushrooms push up through flowering wooly thyme. (Click on the thumbnail to see exactly how wooly.) Bend, Oregon; June, 2009.

Friday, June 05, 2009

A stunning display of succulent strawberries. Granville Island Market, Vancouver, BC, Canada; April, 2009.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

A sailboat captures some wind in front of Alcatraz Island. San Francisco, California; May, 2009.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Some of Portland's fountains are made available for public use. After all, they are the public's fountains, right? This was a hot day and many people downtown for other activities decided to take advantage and have fun with this fountain. (Click on the thumbnail to see the little girl completely engulfed or the tiny tot being helped to play with the water) Portland, Oregon; May, 2009.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Sometimes, leaving the shutter open longer can make for an interesting shot. I like this one because it seems the woman on the left is stepping into the shot from another dimension entirely. (Click on the thumbnail to get a better sense) Again taken at the Starlight Parade, Portland, Oregon; May, 2009.

Monday, June 01, 2009

These are not the 'droids you're after...It's Rose Festival time here in Oregon, and that means a plethora of activities, including several parades. One of the most fun parades is the Starlight Parade because it's less formal, much more playful, and it's at night. Tens of thousands line the streets to watch. I attended this year's Starlight Parade last Friday. Here, a Storm Trooper let's us have it. Portland, Oregon; May, 2009.