The gr8ful grind: April 2012

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, April 30, 2012

Ok, just one more pic in side the Classical Chinese Gardens. Tomorrow we'll have something completely different; perhaps even from outside the country. (click on the photo for more detail). Portland, Oregon; March, 2012.

Friday, April 27, 2012

The bridge beyond the tree. This concludes our weeklong look around the Classical Chinese Gardens. We'll spend some time in the weeks and months ahead with further views inside the wonderful place. Portland, Oregon; March, 2012.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Tower of Cosmic Reflection, a wonderful place to have some tea and a little something to eat. Classical Chinese Gardens, Portland, Oregon; March, 2012.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A room in one of the buildings. (click on photo for more detail.) Classical Chinese Garden, Portland, Oregon; March, 2012.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I'll be back

It seems that while I am gone, the owners have changed the software of the blog and the photos I had scheduled are not running. Look for me to return May 1
The Barge. Another in the Grind's look at the Classical Chinese Garden. Portland, Oregon; March, 2012.

Monday, April 23, 2012

A few weeks back I mentioned the Grind would be taking a more in-depth look at the Classical Chinese Garden. This is that time. We'll be concentrating on that oasis in the metropolis all week. This is a portal into the formal gardens just inside the entrance. Portland, Oregon; march, 2012.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Middle (left) and North Sisters conclude the Grind's week-long look at the Oregon Cascades. Taken near Sisters, Oregon; March, 2012.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mt. Jefferson overlooks an abandoned shed. I took this one on my way to work one day. Near Culver, Oregon; March, 2012.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Today's offering, as the Grind spends the week looking at the Oregon Cascade Range, is Mt. Washington. Taken from the Santiam Pass area, rural Deschutes County, Oregon; March. 2012.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mt. Bachelor (left) and Broken Top in the Oregon Cascade Range. Taken from LaPine, Oregon; February, 2012.

Monday, April 16, 2012

This week, the Grind is going to concentrate on the peaks of the Oregon Cascade Range. While most of the population of this state lives on the west side of the range, we Grinders live on the east side of the range. This is a photo I took a couple of weeks ago on my way to work, which on this particular day was a 3.5 hour-drive away, so I was beginning my trip just as sunrise was hitting the high desert. The Three Sisters--South, Middle, and North--stand out, while that huge cloud, pink form the rising sun, obscures Mt. Washington. Taken just outside of Madras, Oregon; March, 2012.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Ah, the windows along the Ille de Cite. Paris, France; September, 2011.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Uh-oh. I think the Whimpy Kid is trying to tell me it's time to take him on another trip somewhere in the world. That's always expensive, but I'll see what I can do. Madras, Oregon; April, 2012.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Yesterday's photo made me long for those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, so I thought I'd post this one today. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon; July, 2010.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Doot, doot, doot, lookin' out my back, er front, door; a couple weeks ago. After the first day of Spring. (Click the photo to see the tire track artistry) Madras, Oregon; March, 2012.

Monday, April 09, 2012

The staircase in the lobby of the Benson Hotel. (Click on the photo for more detail) Portland, Oregon; January, 2012.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Happy colored egg and deviled-egg sandwich day this coming Sunday. Hood Canal region, Washington; April, 2011.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

The last rays of the day's sun catches an isolated farm house. Rural Deschutes County, Oregon; March, 2012.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Sometimes it snows around here. On the slopes of Mt. Bachelor (about an hour from my house), in the Cascades; January, 2012.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Couldn't post a living room without throwing this one in, too; one in which I'm usually happy to sit around and relax. I learned this weekend that the difference between relaxing and lounging is that those who lounge usually have more coin. I relax in this one. (Click the photo for more detail) Clackamas, Oregon; March, 2012.

Monday, April 02, 2012

A warm, cozy, and inviting home of friends visited this past weekend. (Click on the photo for more detail) Oregon City, Oregon; March, 2012.