The gr8ful grind: December 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

Friday, December 30, 2011

Looking down on the lines from the first level of Le Tour Eiffel; Paris, France; September, 2011.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The start of a good glass of Kir for the New Year. Lincoln City, Oregon; October, 2011.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The fog's coming! The fog's coming! On my way to work, near Culver, Oregon; December, 2011.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A large work of art in the Conservatory of Flowers. (Click on the photo for more detail) Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California; January, 2008.

Monday, December 26, 2011

The reason for the season. The Grotto, Portland, Oregon; December, 2010.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Someone's probably holding their breath right about now. Vancouver, Washington; December, 2010.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Santa's elves head off on a cross country ski trip after loading up all the wrapped presents onto a train headed to Santa's sleigh barn. Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond, Oregon; December, 2011.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A decorated tree of a different sort. The Grotto, Portland, Oregon; December, 2010.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Candy Cane Lane drive through. (Click on the photo for more detail) Eagle Crest Resort; December, 2011.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Well, it's our annual As A Buddhist I Don't Celebrate Xmas But As A Photographer I Celebrate Xmas Week here at The Grind. Obviously, some people get into stringing lights more than others, even if you can't quite discern what they're going for. (Click on the photo for a bigger version) Madras, Oregon; December, 2011.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Houses along the Yonne River. (Click the photo for more detail) Joigny, France; September, 2009.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A marimba player pounds out his part at a Sunday market. Milwaukie, Oregon; August, 2011.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Floating Sushi Boat Restaurant on the corner of Clay and Sacramento. Chinatown, San Francisco, California; January, 2008.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Scrubgrass seed head among the sand dunes. Lincoln City, Oregon; October, 2011.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Looking south down the valley from the Trading Post parking lot. Red Rocks State Park, Morrison, Colorado; September, 2011.

Friday, December 09, 2011

One certainly doesn't walk Le Marais and expect to come across a classic American car, but there we were having just left Place de Voges, walking along rue de Jarente and passed this Buick Riviera--oh, ok, now I get it: the American Rivera a few hundred kilometers from the French Riviera. (Click on the photo to really see the patterns on the door. And the trunk of the car) Paris, France; September, 2011.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

This Ford model is almost as old as I am, as we wind down Classic Car Week here at the Grind. Madras, Oregon; July, 2011.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

So this 1941 Buick wiggled her rear end at me, and it was so round, so firm, so fully packed, how could a photographic junkie resist? Bend, Oregon; November, 2011.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Here's a sweet little 1938 number as the Grind continues its Classic Car Week. Madras, Oregon; August, 2011.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Now I'm not really into classic cars, but they do make for good photographic models. So this week, the Grind is featuring Classic Car Week here. This is an early model Corvette in the late afternoon sun. Somebody cue the Route 66 theme. Madras, Oregon, July, 2011.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Telescope on the top deck of the Eiffel Tower, near sunset. Paris, France; September, 2011.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Detail of the Arc de Triumphe, at night. Paris, France; September, 2011.