The gr8ful grind: December 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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Clouds hang low over Vancouver Island, while the rest of the area is quite sunny. Smelt Bay, Cortes Island, BC, Canada; May, 2014.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

In the deepness that is an Egyptian tomb. Or not.  The Luxor Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012.

Monday, December 29, 2014

A rest stop for those who are 'dragon' their feet. Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, Oregon; July, 2013.

Friday, December 26, 2014

The top of the Tour Saint-Jacques on Rue de Rivoli in the 4th arrondissement. The tower is all that remains of the16th-century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie, and is open during tourist season to limited groups. Paris, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Angels harking away over the manger. Merry Christmas to all of you out there who celebrate that holiday. (Click the photo for more detail) The Grotto, Portland, Oregon; December, 2014.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The chapel just before the choir enters. (Click the photo for more detail) Chapel in The Grotto, Portland, Oregon; December, 2014.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Someone is taking a walk through the Festival of Lights. (Click on the photo for more detail). Portland, Oregon; December, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

A cascade of lights next to a cascade of water during the Festival of Lights at The Grotto. Portland, Oregon; December, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

And speaking of the French, we end our week of Black and White photos with this shot from the belfry of a Middle Ages castle prison that is still standing and now sees tourists rather than scoundrels. We'll be visiting it again in several months. Provins, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Snow pack was good, trees were covered, and there was no wind. Overall, a good day for some nordic skiing. High in the Cascade Mountains near Mt. Bachelor, Oregon; January, 2012.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

French is the word at the Petite Provence, an excellent restaurant serving great fare. Portland, Oregon; September, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Clouds hang out over Vancouver Island and the Sound between. Smelt Bay Provincial Park, Cortes Island, BC, Canada; April, 2013.

Monday, December 15, 2014

It's Black and White week here at the Grind! On a calm morning, balloonists take to the sky to see what they can see. (Click the photo for more detail) Redmond, Oregon; May, 2010.

Friday, December 12, 2014

One of the fountains at Place de la Concorde, looking north toward the Parthenon. (Click the photo for a better view) Paris, France; September, 2011.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A skater dude heads out--and likely down a very steep hill--after visiting the Vista House on a sunny, not very windy day. Crown Point, Oregon; June, 2014.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

In a little cafe (very little) as the song goes, with an environmentally conscious roof. The interior has room for 2-count 'em, 2--tables, which is why all those tables are out there on the street. Portland, Oregon; June, 2014.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

An area of contemplation and reflection sits peacefully along the east side shoreline. Cortes Island, BC, Canada; May, 2014.

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Yellowstone River winds its way through an open meadow. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; August, 2014.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Dining al fresco on a rainy, rainy day near Les Halles. Paris, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

It's actually a pretty quiet town when there aren't phalanx of hogs and biker babes around, including here at the Bank Saloon. Sturges, South Dakota; August, 2014.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A spider just hangin' out on its web in the backyard. (Click the photo for more detail) Clackamas, Oregon; October, 2014.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Pure gold: A 1940 Buick Special on display at a car show. (Click the photo for more detail) Madras, Oregon; August, 2011.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Brick row houses over a century and a half old still stand in great condition along the banks of the Potomac River. Alexandria, Virginia; March, 2014.