The gr8ful grind: November 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, November 30, 2009

The snow line. High Cascades Mountain range Oregon; November, 2009.

Friday, November 27, 2009

On the final day of our float, we were out of cash, so I had to bike it from the Canal du Nivernais 4 or 5 kilometers into town to find an ATM so we could pay our ride back to the put in point. I stopped in the middle of the ride to catch my breath and to capture this bucolic scene. Near Corbigny, France; September, 2009.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Into the clouds: Traveling from my Central Oregon home to the Portland area and back takes me up and over the Cascade Mountains range. On this day, there was a break in the clouds and I stopped to snag this one. (you can see the cloud patterns better by clicking on the thumbnail) On the slopes of Mount Hood, Oregon; November, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Oregon's biggest cash crop is landscaping shrubs, which makes for a colorful Fall. Sandy, Oregon; November, 2009.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

So there we were. Just got out of the car to attend a folk festival when this wild young buck comes strolling through the parking area. Good thing we were armed (with a camera). Sisters, Oregon; September, 2009.

Monday, November 23, 2009

What the heck: It's Fall, I've got leaves on the brain. (Click on the the thumbnail to see the water droplets) Clackamas, Oregon; November, 2009.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Let's end the week with a trip down a little side street in Montmartre. Note the pizza parlor on the left. I think the only thing more prevalent in France than pizza parlors are pharmacies. Paris, France; September, 2009.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Red leaves on a cement cast. Clackamas, Oregon; November, 2009.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

First snow storm while driving this season. Don't try this at home kids--taking a photo while driving, I mean. (Click on the thumbnail to see the snow flakes comin' atcha) Rural Klamath County, Oregon; November, 2009.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Little Abandoned House in the Meadow After a Snow Storm. I'm thinkin' that won't work as a book title. (click on the thumbnail to actually see the house) Near Chiloquin, Oregon; November, 2009.

Monday, November 16, 2009

One of the most popular drives in Oregon is the one from the Portland area to Government Camp at the base of Mount Hood. Without a doubt the most popular place to pull over on that drive is right here when one gets the first really good, nearly full view of the peak. I took this one just in that amber hour as the sun was getting ready to set, through the fog/clouds. Cascade foothills, rural Clackamas County, Oregon; November, 2009.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Oh, heck. We started the week with a sunset, let's end it with one, too. I was looking out my front window week before last and saw this through the trees. I grabbed my little point and shoot, ran outside and snagged this one. (click on the thumbnail to see how the ants ate the leaves) Madras, Oregon; October, 2009.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Right after the rain. (click thumbnail to get wet) Clackamas, Oregon; November, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Late afternoon on the high desert, the sun behind a cloud. (click on the thumbnail for more detail) Near Warm Springs, Oregon; November, 2009.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A stunt rider does his thing on the tarmac. Madras, Oregon; August, 2009.

Monday, November 09, 2009

One the reasons to be thankful I live in Central Oregon. Near Terrebonne, Oregon; October, 2009.

Friday, November 06, 2009

We end this week's theme of Doors and Windows of France with this offering. Joigny, France, September, 2009.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

The sunlight catches the plants, wall, and windows in this offering for this week's theme. Vermenton, France; September, 2009.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

More French doors and windows, this week's theme. Ch√Ętel-Censoir, France; September, 2009.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Continuing with our theme this week of doors and windows of France, this offering has lace curtains with a fruit pattern. (more detail by clicking on the thumbnail) Auxerre, France; September, 2009.

Monday, November 02, 2009

We had such a good time with a theme week last week that we thought we'd do another one this week: Doors and windows of France. The French love to decorate their stoops and window ledges, and lace curtains with distinctive patterns are also de rigueur. (click on the thumbnail to see the patterns here) Vincelles, France; September, 2009.