The gr8ful grind: May 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, May 29, 2015

Art relief on the outside wall of the Arc de Triomphe. (Click the photo for a better view) Paris, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Longtime Grinders know we've become good friends with a band of young musicians called the California Honeydrops. While on our recent photo safari, we happened to run into the Honeydrops, had dinner with them and then stayed for the show. Santa Barbara, California; May, 2015.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

You can always count on the Bellagio to have excellent displays that are a feast for the eyes. This scene was captured standing at the check-in desk, behind the staff. Las Vegas, Nevada; May, 2015.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Looking down the canyon on a hike up to the Emerald Pools. Zion National Park, Utah; May, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

The view from Orange Cliffs Lookout. (Click the photo for a better view) Canyonlands National Park, Utah; May, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

Boats moored along the Seine under a bridge loaded down with "love locks." Paris, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Folks gather under the north window of a formation called The Spectacles to get a glimpse of the canyons on the other side. (Click the photo for more detail). Arches National Park, Utah; May, 2015.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

So there we were driving along the California coastline on Highway 1 when we ran across this community's general store. We can tell you that we have been in many communities and seen many general stores, none of which looks like this one. Just so you know, we went inside and there are were no Hobbits around whatsoever.  Carmel Highlands, California; May, 2015.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

When I was in 5th and 6th grades, I lived just down the hill from this house and saw it every morning on my way to school. Back then it was known as the Carson House (built in the 1880s by Kit Carson), but today it is known as the Ingomar Club, whatever that is: a private club for members only. Eureka, California; May, 2015.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Eight arms to hold you! Beatle fans might remember that was the original title of the movie "HELP!" This statue is in a gift shop in the Venetian Hotel & Casino. Las Vegas, Nevada, May, 2015.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Le Grande Palais and Le Petit Palais from the Eiffel Tower. Paris, France; September, 2011.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The view through Mesa Arch on a cloudy day. Canyonlands National Park, Utah; May, 2015.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Old school, figuratively and literally. We just completed a 3,000 mile 10-day photo safari from Oregon through Utah, Nevada, and California. The photos, such as the one above will be posted here over the next few weeks. (Click the photo for more detail) Moab, Utah; May, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

This view is known as Park Avenue, one of the many spectacular views in Arches National Park. Moab, Utah; May, 2015.

Monday, May 11, 2015

View from the beach at low tide. (Click the photo to see those mountains better) Cortes Island, BC, Canada; April, 2009

Friday, May 08, 2015

The doors on both the Ile de Cití and the Ile St. Louis can get pretty intricate, like this one. (Click on the photo to find the 2 live pigeons perched there.) Paris, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Just hangin' out: This room--the purpose of which we have no idea--hangs out well past the rest of the area the public sees at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU). Portland, Oregon; march, 2015.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The lobby area of the historic old Balch Hotel. We'd love to stay there sometime. Dufur, Oregon; April, 2015.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Non-urban decay: This old cabin is being weathered by nature to match its surroundings. (Click the photo for more detail) Tygh Valley, Oregon; April, 2015.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Tulips grace the living room to remind Spring is here. Clackamas, Oregon; April, 2015.

Friday, May 01, 2015

To get from one side of the Canal du Nivernais, one must cross bridges such as this, whether on foot, on a bike, or in a car. However, if one is floating a boat down the canal, then one of the people in the boat has to be let off on the side of the bank, crank up the bridge by hand allowing the boat through, crank down the bridge again before jumping back onto the boat. Burgundy region of France; September, 2009.