The gr8ful grind: January 2013

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, January 31, 2013

Practicing tightrope walking on a Summer's day. Mt. Tabor Park, Portland, Oregon; August, 2011.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The calm of sunrise. Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, Canada; April, 2009.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Someone I know recently contracted me to do some boudoir photos and create a book so she could present it to her boyfriend for Valentine's Day This is my favorite of the series. (Click on the photo for more detail) Madras, Oregon; January, 2013.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Looking out toward the desert at Taliesen West, the former home of American architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright. It's  now an architectural college. (Click the photo to see the cactus) Scottsdale, Arizona; May, 2010.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Your typical English pub, this one on the corner of Hugh and Belgrave streets. London, UK; September, 2009.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

My Sun sign found in a metal sculpture at Hoover Dam: Libras are first and foremost focused on others and how they relate to them. It's the Scales that symbolize Libra, and just like that balancing mechanism wants to stay even, Libras want to be on an even keel. Think of the Scales of Justice and how they work at striking the right balance. The scales study every possible angle in the hopes of achieving peace and harmony, so much so that others may see them as fickle and indecisive. Libras like to put their mind to good use, and enjoy communicating their thoughts to others.You can expect the Scales to make a fair argument, too, since they live by the principles of diplomacy and compromise. Libras don't get in a huff when faced with an opposing viewpoint. Rather, they take a deep breath and consider all the options in the spirit of cooperation. Near Boulder City, Nevada; October, 2012.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

An eagle scours the beach for clams, oysters, crabs, any edible flotsam or something it can steal from a sea gull or sea otter. Hollyhock Beach, Cortes Island, BC, Canada; April, 2012.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Jackson Browne this past weekend. Keller Auditorium, Portland, Oregon; January, 2013.

Monday, January 21, 2013

This 35-foot tall statue of Paul Bunyon was erected in the Kenton neighborhood to commemorate the Oregon Centennial Celebration in 1959. Portland, Oregon; June, 2012.

Friday, January 18, 2013

The alter in the church. (Click on the photo for more detail of the ceiling) Chatel-Censoir, France; September, 2009.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cloudy day at Cathedral Rock. Sedona, Arizona; May, 2010.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Trade deficit. Seattle, Washington, June, 2012.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tea anyone? (Click on the photo for more detail) Classical Chinese Garden, Portland, Oregon; May, 2012.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Tools of the trade. An old barn, Fort Rock, Oregon; June, 2012.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Sunset over the harbor and the pond on the grounds of the Inn at Laurel Point. Victoria, BC, Canada; April, 2009.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A night shot of the California Hotel and Casino, waaaaaaaay off the Strip, and just about a block off Fremont Street. (Click on the photo for more detail) Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

With all the snow we've been getting, the Three Sisters are beginning to settle into their Winter mantel of snow. Caught this one this past week on the way to work. Redmond, Oregon; January, 2013.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Looks like it might have been a 3-dog night (two and a half?) for this guy. Either that or he's just staying out of the sun until the next Furthur show. Red Rocks State Park, Morrison, Colorado; September, 2012.

Monday, January 07, 2013

It's been a little cold and snowy around here lately. If you click on the photo and check out the incline of my front lawn in the bottom right corner, you'll get an idea how steep my driveway is. I don't have much of a problem with it, but recently someone parked on it, got out of the car, and the car began sliding on the snow down the slope. It was interesting. Madras, Oregon; January, 2013.

Friday, January 04, 2013

One of the two fountains that bookend the Place de Concorde, which was once known as the Place de Revolution and the site of the public guillotine, where King Louis the XVI, Marie Antoinette, Madam du Barry, and others were made a foot shorter from the top. Paris, France; September, 2011.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

The back room at harvest time. (Click the photo for more detail) DD Ranch, Terrebonne, Oregon; October, 2012.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Christmas dinner this season. (Click on the photo for a better view) Vancouver, Washington; December, 2012.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year, everyone! Although this was actually taken during a different month, it works well to wish you all a great new year. Mayor's Festival, London, UK; September, 2009.