The gr8ful grind: February 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, February 28, 2013

The pic of a 1952 Kaiser looks like it could almost have been taken the year this car was built. Rural Klamath County, Oregon; May, 2012.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

This creperie is a must stop for us if we're anywhere near the Cherry Creek neighborhood. Denver, Colorado; September, 2012.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

We're continuing Black and White Week here at The Grind with this pic that captures clouds casting a reflection in this pond with a dead tree in it. (Click on the photo for more detail) Near Terrebonne, Oregon; June, 2012.

Monday, February 25, 2013

It's Black & White Week here at The Grind! And as a reminder, to see all the detail of B&W, it's important to click on the photo for a larger view. We'll start with this one from Buchart Gardens. Victoria, BC Canada; May, 2006.

Friday, February 22, 2013

And speaking of the doors of Paris, check this one out along the Quai des Celestins in Le Marias. (I know the dabble shadows from the tree don't help, but clinking on the photo certainly does). Paris, France; September, 2011.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A very cool entrance to an art gallery. In our opinion, this rivals doorways in Paris. (Click on the photo for more detail). Portland, Oregon; February, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

For decades this sign said White Stag and was a Portland icon. Each Christmas season the White Stag company would install a red nose on the deer and it became known as the Rudolph sign. When someone else purchased the building it was on, the company decided to take the sign down. But there was such a wailing and gnashing of teeth that the city purchased it and leased the space atop the building. But as of last month, the city decided one had to pay to take photographs of the sign. There is somewhat of a precedent in that the Eiffel Tower claims ownership of any photo taken of that icon. But as a 50-year Oregon resident, 22 of those spent living in the Portland area, I just think charging to take a photo of this icon is awful. So I took this without paying. Come and get me, Copper! Portland, Oregon; February, 2013.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Climber: artwork at Tlaquepaque Art Village. (Click on the photo for more detail) Sedona, Arizona; May, 2010.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Gung Hey Fat Choy! The celebration of Chinese New Years concluded this weekend and we were able to catch these guys doing the lion dance at the Lan Su Classical Chinese Garden. Portland, Oregon; February, 2013.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Her Majesty's Palace and Fortress The Tower of London. London, UK; September, 2009.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Boulder Book Store. (Click the photo to see what year it was apparently established). Boulder, Colorado; September, 2012

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Walking through the casinos in Sin City, everything begins to look the same. As a result, memory doesn't serve us well in remembering exactly where this salon was, but it's likely it was either the MGM Grand or Mandalay Bay. In any case, it was an elegant entry. (Click the photo for more detail) Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Well grounded at sunrise: Hot air balloons stay tethered as they give folks rides prior to ascending into the atmosphere. Madras, Oregon; May, 2008.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Oil and vinegar for the salad on the table. Vancouver, Washington; December, 2012.

Friday, February 08, 2013

A couple of buskers tear it up in Montmartre. And what's with that guy's hair??? (Click the photo for a better view) Paris, France; September, 2009.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Caught this one in the Presidio just after dark walking back to the hotel. (Click the photo for a better view) San Francisco, California; January, 2008.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Out along the fairway. Sunriver Resort, Oregon; November, 2012.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Buck and Winnie, obviously a couple of real winners. (Click on the photo for more detail)  Harrah's Club, Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012.

Monday, February 04, 2013

My living room on a sunny Winter's weekend. I took this with the panoramic setting on my iPhone 5. Madras, Oregon; January, 2013.

Friday, February 01, 2013

We began the week with a shot taken at the home of one of the most famous latter-day architects, so we'll end with something more ancient: the flying buttresses of Cathedrale Notre Dame at night, an excellent example of true gothic architecture. Paris, France; September, 2009.