The gr8ful grind: June 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

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A little cabin on the Metolius River. Camp Sherman, Oregon; May, 2011.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A climber 40-50 feet up a rock face does his thing. (Click on the thumbnail to view this guy's tat running the full length of his spine) Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, Oregon; June, 2008.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Despite his reputation, the Wimpy Kid can be a real party animal, sometimes going late into the night, as he did on this recent trip. Port Angeles, Washington; April, 2011.

Monday, June 27, 2011

While it can be said that a mall is a mall is a mall, some malls actually are more pleasant to travel through than others. Like this one, the Bay Centre. (Click on the thumbnail to check the time, or see more detail) Victoria, BC, Canada; April, 2011.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Queen Mary II at her permanent berth on the Thames. She's now a floating restaurant and pub. I've read the drinks are cheap there and she offers a great view of the Thames. London, UK; September, 2009.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Your bananas are arriving. A tug positions a container ship closer to the dock for eventual offloading. San Diego, California; October, 2010.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Still life in the rain. Whitney Gardens & Nursery, Brinnon, Washington; April, 2011.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Japanese maple in all its Autumnal glory. (Click on the thumbnail for a better view) Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon; October, 2007.

Monday, June 20, 2011

One suspicious local resident decided to keep an eye on me as I walked from my car to the facilities of a rest area. Collier State Park, rural Klamath County, Oregon; June, 2011.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Inside the chapel at the top of the hill. This concludes The Grind's week in Black & White. Chatel-Censoir, France; September, 2009.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

These were just two in a long line of antique autos. But it really works with our week in B&W, eh? Madras, Oregon; July, 2010.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Continuing our week in Black & White, here's a couple of rascals at the Oregon Country Fair (fans of Ivan Doig will get the stretch for the pun). Near Veneta, Oregon; May, 2010.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I don't know if these folks are a regular band or just sorta came together this particular day near Skidmore Fountain. But since they looked like they just stepped out of photos from the Great Depression of the 1930s, I'm gonna name them The New Great Recession Orchestra. (Click on the thumbnail to check out the guy playing the saw) Saturday Market, Portland, Oregon; June, 2011.

Monday, June 13, 2011

I don't usually do black & White, mostly because I don't think in black and white. I can't remember ever posting a B&W photo on this blog over the past 6-7 years. So we're changing that as The Grind goes Black & White for the week. (Click on the thumbnail for MUCH more detail) This one is from the Grand Hotel, Jerome, Arizona; May, 2010.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Notre Dame de Paris. Standing outside this awesome structure at night, one begins to get a sense of how Hugo came up with his hunchback story. (Click on the thumbnail for more Gothic detail) Paris, France; September, 2009.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

It's Rose Festival time in the state's biggest city, which means things get more colorful than normal. Portland, Oregon; June, 2011.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

A Dead bug. (Click on the thumbnail to see the [China cat] sunflower, the stealie, and a snippet of the dancing bear). Camp Sherman, Oregon; May, 2011.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Along Horn Creek in Lithia Park, next to the Shakespearian Theater complex. Ashland, Oregon; October, 2006.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Just your typical, average, everyday Saturday Market denizen. (Click the thumbnail to get a better look at her makeup, tats, or the temple bells.) Portland, Oregon; June, 2011.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Being forced to repeat history

Got a new political-type post here you can read by clicking the headline of this post. Or you can forget it and just stick with the photos.

You're good, either way.
Your typical neighborhood just off Belgrave Road near Victoria Station. (Click on the thumbnail for more detail, or to see the name of the hotel there on the right) City of Westminster, London, UK; September, 2009.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Still life (very still) on a wall with mesquite tree. Scottsdale, Arizona (pre-Palin); May, 2010.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

On the terrace of a winery. Near Dundee, Oregon; May, 2006.