The gr8ful grind: March 2016

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, March 31, 2016

Morning breaks at the lake. (Click on the photo for a better look) South Lake Tahoe, California; March, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

While on the way to Tahoe, made a little side trip to the old west, and this saloon. Virginia City, Nevada; March, 2016.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Had to attend a family wedding in Lake Tahoe over the weekend, but made a quick stop on the Biggest Little City In The World. Reno, Nevada; March, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

A little over a week ago, the city hosted the World Indoor Track and Field Finals. For whatever reason, they decided to hold the award ceremonies outside, and this was the place where that occurred. Portland, Oregon; March, 2016.

Friday, March 25, 2016

France has a multitude of courtyards behind gates, doors, what-have-you. Here's one! It's always interesting to look inside. Provins, France; September, 2015.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The shirt, the towel, and the gun: long lenses (or binoculars) allow one to really see inside someone's abode. (Click the photo to see it all). Portland, Oregon; March, 2016.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

We don't know how it is where you are, but when the sun comes out after weeks of clouds and massive rain, folks around here get outside, especially when the trees are blooming. Portland, Oregon; March, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

We have no idea what those long pipes actually are, but since the front barge is going to a sand & gravel company, we believe they might be to suck up sand. And gravel. Portland, Oregon; March, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Without a doubt, Red Rocks is the best concert venue in the US, maybe even the planet. We never tire of seeing one of our favorites there, even though it's a two and a half hour flight. If you have the opportunity, go. This view is from the back porch of the gift shop right outside the venue. Morrison Colorado; September, 2012.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Balconies, windows, and rooftops. Oh My!!! Montmartre, Paris, France; September, 2015.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Diceman cometh: Going to antique car shows usually brings us right back to our American Graffiti days of car hops, summer nights, Roy Orbison singin' for the lonely, and fries. Bend, Oregon; August, 2015.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

It had been freezing for the past couple of weeks, and it was certainly cold that day. Multnomah Falls, Oregon; January, 2016.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Beware when you attend a ComicCon: You might run into characters such as this Vampiress and She-Warrior. Portland, Oregon; February, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

While driving West along the Interstate from one area to another, we passed through the San Rafael Reef into the San Rafael Swell, where we say these two buttes and pulled off the road to snag this photo.  (Click the photo for a better view) Along Interstate 70 in Utah; May, 2015.

Friday, March 11, 2016

While walking around town, we didn't see a Hobbit, but who knows? Maybe there are some residing there. Provins, France; September, 2015.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

We've always had a soft spot for bonzai plants, like this tree soaking in the sun. Huntington Museum and Gardens, Pasadena, California; May, 2015.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The new bridge in town is quite colorful in the evening, wouldn't you say? Tillicum Crossing, Portland, Oregon; February, 2016.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

There are literally hundreds of photos of the view through Mesa Arch, almost always with the sun arising just over those mountains in the distance., creating a neon glow on the inside of the arch. However, when we were there, there was no sun. In fact, when we first arrived, the fog was so thick you couldn't even see to the other side of the arch. Canyonlands National Park, Utah; May, 2015.

Monday, March 07, 2016

I'll take mine grilled: t's no secret to regular Grinders that this part of the country is big on antique cars and rods. This is an old Pontiac. (Click the pic for a better view) Bend, Oregon; August, 2015.

Friday, March 04, 2016

This is an artist's rendition of the Man Who Walks Through Walls, which, if memory serves, was strong novel in the first half of the last century. If you click on the photo to see the full-sized version,, you can see a cast of the artist's butt cheeks.We have no idea whose breast cast that is. Paris France; September, 2015.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

You know, you can actually take something out of a gift shop--such as this one in the Portland Art Museum--and not be stealing anything: a photo. Portland, Oregon; July, 2015.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

It was cold that day but as cold as it had been the previous 10 days, so it was time to get out and do some driving, some walking, some photo taking. While most people tend to pay much more attention to the national attraction just 150 yards and across the road from this spot, we took the time to look around and enjoy this view, too. Near Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon; January, 2016.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

it's no secret to regular Grinders that we like to see the California Honeydrops when they are in the region doing shows. We caught them at this place almost a year ago. By day it's Theo's Coffee House, and by night, if one turns 180 degrees, it turns into Cosmic Pizza, and one of the town's premier places for good shows. Eugene, Oregon; March, 2015.