The gr8ful grind: April 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

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fort Dufur, evidently established in 1884, has obviously seen better days. Dufur, Oregon; April, 2015.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

As the clouds break up and allow the sun through, it creates a dappled effect on a rolling orchard below. The Dalles, Oregon; April, 2015.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The magic is in the hole: Whenever one sees a Top 10 list of the best doughnuts to be had, Voodoo Doughnuts ALWAYS appears on the list. Just going online and looking at the photos on their website is enough to make the mouth water. We are fortunate to be local enough to enjoy them. Portland, Oregon; March, 2015.

Monday, April 27, 2015

On a recent photo safari across the state we ran across this scene by leaving the usual byways. White River Falls State Park, Tygh Valley, Oregon; April, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Eye is right next to the aquarium along the Thames on a cloudy day. Well, everyday, actually. London, UK; September, 2009.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Here's another shot of an orchard that caught our attention on our way to the coast. (Click the photo for more detail) Somewhere in Yamhill County, Oregon; February, 2015.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

After a long Winter, it's always great to see harbingers of Spring. Japanese Gardens, Portland Oregon; March, 2015.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

One of the waiting rooms at OHSU, or Pill Hill as it's known locally. Portland, Oregon; March, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Japanese Gardens here are world renowned and we were blessed to receive the gift of an annual membership which allows us through the entrance shown above a couple of hours before the general public. Portland, Oregon; March, 2015.

Friday, April 17, 2015

As we've said before, one of the coolest vacations we've ever experienced was to rent a canal boat and float solo through lovely country where we get to observe a sunrise such as this. (Click the photo for more detail) Somewhere on the Canal du Nivernais, Burgundy region of France; September, 2009.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

For much of the year, the city has a vibrant Saturday Market with booths containing all sorts of interesting stuff. Here we see stone oil lamps. Portland, Oregon; February, 2015.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The view from my cubicle into the office proper. I won't be seeing this anymore as this is the day of my retirement. I had intended it to be a couple of months from now, but my employer had different ideas. Considering who I work for, it's not a bad thing. Beaverton, Oregon; March, 2015.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

One never knows what is to be discovered off the beaten path, but usually there's something to catch the attention, like this little alley we just happened to wander down. (Click the photo to find the man made of wire) Victoria, BC, Canada; April, 2014.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The tram moves up the hill toward the Oregon Health Sciences University area. Portland, Oregon; March, 2015.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Many of the art nouveau frames around the Metro stops have disappeared. This one still exists and can be found on the Ile de Cité around the block from Notre Dame. (Click the photo for more detail) Paris, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A quick peek into a clothing and kitch store just off the main street in Old Town. Alexandria, Virginia; March, 2014.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Crooked River meanders its way through Smith Rock State Park, one of the premier rock climbing areas in the western US. Terrebonne, Oregon; June, 2008.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

One of our most favorite places to stay is a bed & breakfast that has this view each morning when we wake up. And the proprietor, Andy, is one of the most terrific guys you'll ever meet. The Beach House B&B, Courtenay, BC, Canada; April, 2014.

Monday, April 06, 2015

A boat passes under the bridge and into safe harbor for the day. (Click on the photo for more detail) Depoe Bay, Oregon; February, 2015.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Just a modest little lounge in which to relax. Napoleon's Apartment, The Louvre, Paris, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

After yesterday's post, we thought we'd go for something a little more demure. Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, Oregon; October, 2014.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Isn't this almost too Americana? Well they tend to do things a little over the top in the Deep South. And this is NOT an April Fool's joke! Biloxi, Mississippi; August, 2014.