The gr8ful grind: February 2015

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, February 27, 2015

Above one of the entrances to Place de Voges. Did Victor Hugo live here? Paris, France; September, 2011.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

So may I introduce to you the act you've known for all these years? Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The corner table at Lan Su Chinese Garden. (Click the photo for more detail) Portland, Oregon; October, 2014.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

F@#k it, Dude. Let's go bowling. A Little Lebowski Urban Achiever takes his first roll. Milwaukie, Oregon; December, 2014

Monday, February 23, 2015

There are truck farms, sure. But have you ever seen a truck garden? Now you have! Redmond, Oregon; July, 2014.

Friday, February 20, 2015

In looking out over the French countryside from the top deck of the Tour Cesár á Provins and overlooking the village, one can really get a glimpse into what it must have looked like during Medieval times.(Click the photo to go back in time)  Provins, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

One of the most visited sites in the state or Oregon is Multnomah Falls. There are umpteen photos one can find of the gorgeous falls, which we think is the second or third tallest falls in the US. However, one very rarely sees the two pools into which the loser and upper falls, well, fall. This is a photo of the pool into which the lower falls pours, taken from the famous bridge at the attraction. Multnomah Falls, Oregon; June, 2014.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A mode of transportation from yesteryear, a buckboard, sits on display at the trading post. Crow Agency, Montana; August, 2014.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The day was still and quiet as we passed this pond. We just had to stop to snag this photo. Lower Deschutes area between Redmond and Sisters, Oregon; November, 2014.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Nope. This isn't Hotel California. It's Jones Park late one hot, muggy afternoon. Gulfport, Mississippi; August, 2013.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Square René Viviani with Notre Dame cathedral in the background. Paris, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A little cafe. Very little. And environmentally friendly. If you click on the photo, you'll get a larger version. The first couple you can see on the right is just at the end of the cafe's far wall, so you can see it's about 3 tables wide and a small staircase deep. Portland, Oregon; July, 2013.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A memorial to the Native Americans who lost their lives defending their country from foreign terrorists, namely, George A. Custer's 7th Calvary. (Click the photo for more detail) Custer Battlefield National Monument; Crow Agency, Montana; August, 2014.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

We're not exactly sure what model of antique airplane this is, but we think it's a B-17, named Sentimental Journey, and is apparently a member of a group called the Commemorative Air Force. The photo was taken near sundown and the pinkish sky was due to a forest fire many miles away floating smoke between the sun and the lens. Madras, Oregon; August, 2011.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Ah, night at the Bellogio water pond. Most eyes are tuned in to the ballet that is the fountain formations set to music. But if one looks around, there are also other interesting things to catch the eye. (Click the photo for more detail) Las Vegas, Nevada; October, 2012.

Friday, February 06, 2015

The Pont Neuf over to the Left Bank. Interestingly, Pont Neuf means "new bridge", but it's the oldest bridge across the Seine. Paris, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. We personally don't recommend standing where we were when we took this shot. We were very uncomfortable going out to this outcropping. A day or two later, a 9-year-old girl attempted to go out here and fell to her death. Yellowstone National Park; August, 2014.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Out here on the high desert, one can see the Three Sisters mountains just about anywhere on a clear day. Near Bend, Oregon; July, 2014.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Da-de-dum-dum-DAAHH! We really didn't have any close encounters while we were visiting Devil's Tower. We had a very interesting and fun time. Devil's Tower, Wyoming; August, 2014.

Monday, February 02, 2015

These chaise lounge chairs with umbrellas are just sitting there waiting for you to leave your cold, windy haunts and join them. Pensacola, Floriday; April, 2014.