The gr8ful grind: January 2011

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, January 31, 2011

A frog looking for a handout. Tlaquepaque artist village, Sedona, Arizona; May, ,2010.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Westminster Bridge and the tower of Big Ben. London, UK; September, 2009.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tulips through which to tiptoe, except their sitting on my dining table. January, 2011. Madras, Oregon.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The house across the street after sundown. Madras, Oregon; January, 2011.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A snack this past Sunday. Madras, Oregon; January, 2011.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Jeeze! I gotta tell ya, I'm really ready for spring. Portland, Oregon; June, 2006.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Inside the Cath├ędrale Notre-Dame de Chartres. It is considered one of the finest examples of the French High Gothic style. The current cathedral was mostly constructed between 1193 and 1250. Since at least the 12th century the cathedral has been an important destination for travellers - and remains so to this day, attracting large numbers of Christian pilgrims, many of whom come to venerate its famous relic, the Sancta Camisa, said to be the tunic worn by the Virgin Mary at Christ's birth, as well as large numbers of secular tourists who come to see this Unesco World Heritage Site. (Click on the thumbnail for more detail) Chartres, France; September, 2009.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A colorful street corner at night. Gaslight District, San Diego, California; October, 2010.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Performers on stilts pirate their way through the crowd at the Oregon Country Fair. Veneta, Oregon; July, 2008.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My house was built the same year I as born. We're the same age. I've lived here for 28 years, but I've sold it and will be moving out next month. A little bittersweet, as I'll miss some of the memories and familiarities of the old place, while looking forward to a much more modern house with modern amenities. Anyway, this is the artwork over the kitchen sink of this old place. I look at it each time I wash the dishes--soon I'll have a dishwasher. (Click the thumbnail to better see the art) Madras, Oregon; January, 2011.

Monday, January 17, 2011

There's no parking at the doctor's house garage. Unfortunately, this great old and colorfully weathered door has been replaced with a modern off-white sliding garage door you'd see in any suburb; not all that impressive considering where it's located. (Click the thumbnail for more detail) Jerome, Arizona; May, 2006.

Friday, January 14, 2011

We'd spent the afternoon floating the Yonne River and had docked for the night. The sun was beginning to set and the humidity was rising in preparation for rainfall. But right above us the sky opened up for a patch of blue, which was reflected in the river as I snapped this one. Burgundy region of France; September, 2009.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The sky looked rather Biblical (in the Hollywood sense) yesterday afternoon while driving from one community to another. Rural Deschutes County, Oregon; January, 2011.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

So at least once per month--sometimes 2 or 3 times--I hafta drive over 150 miles down US Highway 97 for work purposes. This time of year, over half of those miles on that road looks like this photo I took on my trip down there last week. Luckily, as this photo also shows, there are only about 4 turns for the entire stretch of highway. It's a pretty straight road. Icy, but straight. Snowy, but straight. Slippery, but straight. And oh how fun it is trying to pass semis on this stuff! Rural Klamath County, Oregon; January, 2011.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A hummingbird taking Winter sustenance. (Click the thumbnail to see that the evil scientist's plot to change the bird's color to match the upper bowl's color is succeeding.) Clackamas, Oregon; January, 2011.

Monday, January 10, 2011

With Ship Rock standing watch, this is a look down the valley as the sun prepares to drop behind the Rockies. Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, Colorado; September, 2010.

Friday, January 07, 2011

A solitary visitor takes a snack while examining the inner courtyard. (click the thumbnail for more detail) Musee du Louvre, Paris, France; September, 2009.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

The snow's piling up. Rural Klamath County, Oregon; January, 2011.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Catching the sunrise at 65 MPH with my new point and shoot camera yesterday morning on the way to work. Rural Jefferson County, Oregon; January, 2011.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Snow may cover the ground, but a warm chat around the fireplace--with a hot drink, perhaps--is inviting. (Click on the thumbnail for more detail) Inn of the Seventh Mountain, Bend, Oregon; November, 2005.

Monday, January 03, 2011

A planter full of colorful succulents. San Diego, California; October, 2010.