The gr8ful grind: February 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, February 28, 2011

I'm ready for Spring. How about you?I'm ready for sun and warmth and color. How about you? Tulips; Pike Street Market, Seattle, Washington; July, 2009.

Friday, February 25, 2011

The ceiling in one wing of the Musee du Louvre. (Click on the thumbnail to see the Napoleonic emblem or the goat's head). Paris, France; September, 2009.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A quiet neighborhood on a cold, wintry night. (Click on the thumbnail for more detail) Clackamas, Oregon; November, 2010.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It's a solitary outpost. Whale Cove, CortesIsland, BC, Canada; April, 2008.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The great thing about modern photography is that even a doofus like me can do minor manipulations that create a better picture. Take this offering for example: I stood very still and took a photo of South Sister (on the left) and the moved the camera ever so carefully a degree or two and took a photo of Middle and North Sister. Back home on the computer, I was able stitch the two together for a single panorama shot. (Click on the thumbnail to find the stitch). Rural Deschutes County; January, 2011.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Along Camden Locks. (Click the thumbnail for a better view) London, UK; September, 2009.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A fishing boat, the Emerald Sea, sits moored in the harbor. Sausalito, California; January, 2008.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Just your average, everyday vendor at the Oregon Country Fair. (Click on the thumbnail to see the pink in her hair) Near Veneta, Oregon; July, 2009.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chile string, anyone? These were fresh out of the drying shed. Sedona, Arizona; May, 2010.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Mt. Washington stands sentry over a modern day homestead. Near Sisters, Oregon; January, 2011.

Friday, February 11, 2011

A restaurant barge is moored on the Seine at the Left Bank end of the Pont des Arts, in front of the Bureau des Longitudes, directly across the river from the Musee du Louvre. (Click on the thumbnail for the restaurant's reservations phone number) Paris France; September, 2009.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Another in my occasional series Lines, Light, Textures, and Patterns. San Diego, California; October, 2010.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

A tall ship docked, with Alcatraz in the background. (Click on the thumbnail for a better view) San Francisco, California; January, 2008.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

I have no idea what the flower is, but I like it and this photo I took of it. Nice bokeh, too. (Look it up on Seattle, Washington; July, 2009.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Sunrise over Granville Island. (Click on the thumbnail to see the sunrise rolling back to the camera on the waves) Vancouver, BC, Canada; April, 2009.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Looking down an ancient street. Auxierre, France, September, 2009.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

While the rest of the US is suffering under a nearly cataclysmic snow storm, we here in the Pacific Northwest are "suffering" under unusually cold, clear, crisp days. The lower Deschutes River just after sunrise, with The Three Sisters mountains in the background. Rural Deschutes County; January, 2011.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Several days ago I mentioned I've sold the house I've lived in for over 25 years and will be moving soon. This is the living room of my new home. (Click on the photo to see the house across the cul-de-sac) Madras, Oregon; January, 2011.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Out shooting sunrise photos on a cold, crisp morning here on the high desert, I slowly came around a bend on a remote country road and was confronted with this little lady. As I stopped the car and reached for my camera, she whirled and performed this athletic feat for me. (Click on the thumbnail for a much better perspective) Rural Deschutes County, Oregon;l January, 2011.