The gr8ful grind: December 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, December 31, 2012

A chair supposedly created out of a single burl from a Redwood tree. Richardson Rec Ranch, Madras, Oregon; September, 2012.

Friday, December 28, 2012

The sun sets over Notre Dame Cathedral along the Seine. Paris, France; September, 2011.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

An art nouveau memorial commemorates the passing of those who didn't make it through the construction of Hoover Dam. Along the Nevada-Arizona boarder near Boulder City, Nevada; October, 2012.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A huge piece of mosaic art. Boulder, Colorado; September, 2012.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Away in the manger. Merry Xmas to those of you who celebrate it. If you don't Happy Channuka, Happy Kwanza, Merry Festivus. We Buddhists will wait until Vesak in the Spring. May all beings be happy and peaceful. The Grotto, Portland, Oregon; December, 2012.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Angles we have heard (and seen) on high. The Grotto, Portland, Oregon; December, 2012.

Friday, December 21, 2012

A guy with an electric personality is stopped for photo ops by his groupies during annual Xmas lights period on Peacock Lane. (You gotta click the photo on this one) Portland, Oregon; December, 2011.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

You know, some people are totally into the whole Xmas lights thing. We've all seen photos of people with thousands of lights on their house. This guy, I think, is totally into it too, although not from an overload kind of way. This guy had his lights up 2 days (!!!!) before Thanksgiving. Wow. Clackamas, Oregon; November, 2012.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A cross-country Xmas celebration. (Click the photo for more detail) Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond, Oregon; December, 2011.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Xmas lights in full bloom. The Grotto, Portland, Oregon; December, 2012.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Folks are ramping up their xmas spirit. This house was fully decked out on Thanksgiving Day. (Click the photo for more detail) Happy Valley, Oregon; November, 2012.

Friday, December 14, 2012

A whole window full of flowers on the Ille de Saint Louis. (Click on the photo for a better view) Paris, France; September, 2011.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I think this is called a crocosmia or something like that. Clackamas, Oregon; August, 2012.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A flowering plant on the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Salem, Oregon; September, 2012.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A soft close-up of blossoms. (Click the photo for more detail) Victoria, BC, Canda; April, 2012.

Monday, December 10, 2012

After the sprinklers went off. Portland, Oregon; June, 2012.

Friday, December 07, 2012

The Stables Market is a warren of former horse stalls now converted to clothing and other stalls, each run by a different proprietor. During the industrial age, horses were used to pull barges through the Camden Locks. Eventually this played out and in the urban renewal/gentrification age, these became individual operations. Camdentown, London, UK; September, 2009.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

After hours: Ticket booth at the base of the Space Needle. Seattle, Washington; June, 2012.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Some mornings around here are colder than others. (Click the photo for more detail). Terrebonne, Oregon; October, 2012.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

A peacock proudly perching. (Click on photo for more detail) Richardson's Rec Ranch, Madras, Oregon; September, 2012.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Buddhas (and Kwan Yins) of the West. Tlaquapaqui Artist Village, Sedona, Arizona; May, 2010.