The gr8ful grind: October 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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

He's a picker, he's grinner; he's a lover, he's a sinner: The Joker lets fly with a riff on the Strat during the song Spooky. Happy Halloween, everybody! On Freemont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

She's goin' down, party time; her friends are gonna be there, too; she's on the Highway To Hell…The ghouls come out as one of the singers for Frank and the Steins does her song. (Click on the photo for a real ghoul time) On Freemont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Have you got your costume together yet for the big night? A shop along the canal of The Venetian Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012.

Friday, October 26, 2012

I was working in the lab late one night, when my eyes beheld an eerie sight…Found this life-size model outside a store along the concourse of Sea-Tac Airport. Between Tacoma and Seattle, Washington; October, 2012.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

This pumpkin finds itself between a rhododendron and a hydrangea. Clackamas, Oregon; October, 2012.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The annual Autumn display at The Bellagio Hotel and Casino. (Click on the photo to see the look on that tree's face) Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

We continue with our ode to Autumn with this offering of sunflowers hanging their heavy heads while pumpkins wait to be plucked from the field. DD Ranch, Terrebonne, Oregon; October, 2012.

Monday, October 22, 2012

It's time for our annual ode to Autumn in the run up to All Hallows Eve. (Click photo for a better view) Beaver Marsh, Oregon; October, 2012.

Friday, October 19, 2012

The famous Dale Chihuly art piece embedded into the ceiling of the lobby of the Bellaggio Hotel. (Click the photo for more detail) Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Faux dolphins on faux rocks in a faux waterfall pool. (Click the photo for much more detail) The Mirage, Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It isn't just Alice's Restaurant where you can get anything you want. You can get it here in Sin City, too. Like this replica of a piazza and Venetian canal. (Click the photo to catch more fantasy) Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

This old town's filled with sin. It will swallow you in if you've got some money to burn…Just returned from several days down in Sin City. Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear: art nouveau architecture on a theater. Boulder, Colorado; September, 2012.

Friday, October 12, 2012

It was quiet, it was still, it was soft, it was languid, it was serene as we floated this stretch of the Canal du Nivernais, Burgundy region, France; September, 2009.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Looking up toward the amphitheater from the Trading Post parking lot. The clouds are beginning to twirl in anticipation of that night's show. Red Rocks State Park, Morrison, Colorado; September, 2012.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

One of our favorite portico walkways at the Empress Hotel. Victoria, BC, Canada; April, 2012.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

A quiet display in the Tea House of the Japanese Gardens. Portland, Oregon; May, 2012.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Sunshine, even partial sunshine, brings folks out to the Public Market. (Click the photo for more detail) Seattle, Washington; June, 2012.

Friday, October 05, 2012

If you survive the 422 steps to the top of Notre Dame Cathedral (a questionable feat if one is out of shape *cough* *cough*), you find that not all figurines up there are actually gargoyles. Here's one of a human figure hanging out with the gargs. Paris, France; September, 2011.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Come back to us Barbara Lewis: Can you picture her next Thursday? Can you picture her at all? In the Hotel Boulderado at the dark end of the hall? (Thank you, John Prine) Boulder, Colorado; September, 2012.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

The Tall Jazz Band plays a local Sunday Market; Milwaukie, Oregon; September, 2012.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Up close and personal with a macaw. Oregon State Fair, Salem Oregon; August, 2012.

Monday, October 01, 2012

A busker gets wild playing the bass, while a little girl is obliviously checking out the flowers. (Click the photo for more detail or to check out the guy's tats) Boulder, Colorado; September, 2012.