The gr8ful grind: August 2014

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

Friday, August 29, 2014


The motorcycle madness had left the week before and many of the townspeople seemed somewhat relieved. Sturgis, South Dakota; August, 2014.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


The grave and headstone for Wild Bill Hickok. Click the photo to see Calamity Jane's. Deadwood, South Dakota; August, 2014.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Click the photo for more detail. Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota; August, 2014.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Really! I didn't see any aliens or spaceships. I even shouted out the 5 tones from Close Encounters. Nothing, nada, zip. Devil's Tower, Wyoming; August, 2014.

Monday, August 25, 2014


If you click on the photo for a larger version, you can almost see how the battle of the Little Big Horn played out . Custer split his forces and refused re-enforcements before heading down to the villages along the tree line to take women, children, and the elderly as human shields. This was a regular tactic of his. However, he severely underestimated the force awaiting him, was forced to retreat up this hill before taking his last stand. His body was found where the marker with black on the headstone lays. August, 2014; Little Big Horn Battlefield, Crow Agency, Montana.

Friday, August 22, 2014


The Grand Prismatic Spring, the largest hot springs in the US, third largest in the world. (Click the photo for a better viwe) Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; August, 2014.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


The Grand Tetons over Lake Jackson. Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming; August, 2014.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Let 'er buck! Display in Hamley's Steakhouse and Saloon. Pendleton, Oregon; August, 2014.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Guess where?! Does that look like some sort of comic book drawing instead of my photo? Sun Valley, Idaho; August, 2014.

Monday, August 18, 2014


We just returned from vacation driving across the northern tier of states in the Western US. Longtime Grinders know what that means: Vacation photos! Yep. For the next week or more, you're gonna get your fill of vacation photos, like this one here: Lower Falls, Yellowstone National Park; August, 2014.

Friday, August 15, 2014


Obviously, someone enjoys coming out onto their small balcony and resting their back against the wrought iron. Perhaps with a bottle of vin and some philosophical discourse? Paris, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


I got my toes in the water, ass in the sandNot a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand,Life is good today, life is good today.

(Zack Brown Band)

Pensacola Beach, Florida; April, 2014.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


So if you live in Hurricane Alley right along the shoreline and you want to build a house that is likely to not only survive the winds, but also the storm surge and flooding, you build one big platform and then put your house on that. May not even have to mow any lawn. Gulfport, Mississippi; April, 2014.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


From Pilot Butte: The city spread out below, with Broken Top and South Sister on the far horizon. (Click the photo for a better view) Bend, Oregon; June, 2014.

Monday, August 11, 2014


There's not a lot of advantages to getting up at O'dark-thirty to take someone to catch a plane, but this is one of them: being out just before the sun comes up and the rays get scattered across the sky. One has to quickly pull over into a parking lot and start snapping away. (Click no the photo for a much better gander) Cascade Station, Portland, Oregon; August, 2014.

Friday, August 08, 2014


A couple of models ham it up for the camera in front of √ącole Militaire during Fashion Week. Paris, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, August 07, 2014


Antique logging truck sitting next to the highway. (Click the photo for more detail) Near Sisters, Oregon; July, 2014.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014


Lots of interesting things to see down along the docks. On Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada; May, 2014

Tuesday, August 05, 2014


Decided to walk Mississippi Street for a while before grabbing some breakfast. The sun was only up a little ways, but as we were walking we passed this barber shop created from an old garage, with the garage door rolled up. Portland, Oregon; July, 2014.

Monday, August 04, 2014


The mezzanine level of Timberline Lodge. Mt. Hood, Oregon; July, 2014.

Friday, August 01, 2014


Le Petit Palais, taken from the steps of the Grand Palais. (Click on the photo for a much more detailed version) Paris, France; September, 2013.