The gr8ful grind: August 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

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunflowers drink in the summer sun. Redmond, Oregon; August, 2009.

Friday, August 28, 2009

A stunt during the Central Oregon Airshow. (click on the thumbnail to see the pilot's profile) Madras, Oregon; August, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Another in my on-going series of lines, light, textures, and patterns. (click the thumbnail to really get sucked in) On the campus of the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; July, 2009.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Still life in the late afternoon. Leavenworth, Washington; August, 2009.

Monday, August 24, 2009

An antique, mint condition B-17 bomber sits under a Central Oregon sky ablaze at sunset. Madras, Oregon; August, 2009.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Do you just want your America back?

Then just click on the headline for this post....

This was an interesting dance to watch: the stilted performer would stand absolutely still, appearing to be some sort of paper-mache growth until the little boy would begin to turn his head, at which point the performer would move. The boy would jerk his head back and stand and watch the performer, who would again stand perfectly still. The boy couldn't decide if there was a real person in there or not. (click on the thumbnail to get a better view of this very creative costume) Oregon Country Fair, near Veneta, Oregon; July, 2009.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

It was hot, over 100 degrees F. But it was cool, we were in a town that all the buildings were made to replicate Bavaria, the Alps: Alp-style paint, construction, restaurants, gift shops, hotels, even a Bavarian-style May Pole in the town square, shown here. If you get a chance to make the trip--it's a little out of the way--it's entirely worth it. (Click on the thumbnail for more detail) Leavenworth, Washington; August, 2009.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bluesman Robben Ford at this year's Waterfront Blues Festival. Portland, Oregon; July, 2009.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Downtown through the trees. (click on thumbnail for more detail) Portland, Oregon; August, 2009.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Is it harvest time yet? Rural jefferson County, Oregon; August, 2009.

Friday, August 14, 2009

A flower, up close and personal. (Click on the thumbnail for more detail) Snoqualmie, Washington; August, 2009.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Each year, tons of sand is imported into Pioneer Square for a competition known as Sand in the City, which is used as a fund raiser for children's groups. This dragon is asleep, so don't awaken it. Portland, Oregon; July, 2009.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

This is Country artist Chuck Wicks. I'd never heard of him, but he drew a larger than usual crowd to the county fair. I guess he's got a famous wife who stars on something called Dancing With The Stars. Madras, Oregon; July, 2009.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

On a log surrounded by water lilies, a Great Blue Heron soaks in the sun on the canal between Lake Union and Union Bay. Seattle, Washington; July, 2009.

Monday, August 10, 2009

So there I was at this year's Oregon Country Fair, standing around waiting for my partner's granddaughter to get something to eat when I casually turned to my right and saw this person in her saffron wings and full regalia. Obviously, she had no compunction against being photographed. (to better see her face, click on the thumbnail) Near Veneta, Oregon; July, 2009.

Friday, August 07, 2009

A city's icon: The Space Needle at night. (Click on thumbnail for more detail) Seattle, Washington; July, 2009.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Snoqualmie Falls, with Salish Lodge to the left. At 270 feet, the falls are 100 feet higher than Niagra Falls. (Click on the thumbnail for more detail) Snoqualmie, Washington, August, 2009.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The King of Cool: Keb' Mo'. Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland, Oregon; July, 2009.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Color explodes from a string of chilies and other edibles at a stall across the street from Pike Street Market. (Click thumbnail for more detail) Seattle, Washington; July, 2009.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Fireworks on display for Independence Day celebration. Madras, Oregon; July, 2009.