Against the grain I would not avoid.
Some of these things against the grain
here, were so radical,
thought it began to lean toward
“overdone.” What do you think?


Maybe they had to compete with the neighbors they decided their door
became the 5th color?
Thurs. Door, Weekend Reflection in door


Originally I had this image in my post,
then deleted it to be more focused ,
but then DutchGTN asked for steep.
This may qualify as steep, since the trees don’t seem to know
what growing straight means!


I admire Native Americans for keeping feasts of their cultural heritage,
even though it makes them conspicuous with their dress, and their music.


This flower would be “with” the grain of October, because it has the same color of pumpkins.
Floral Fri Foto, FOTD


Not everyone has a car, and that is okay, but going against the grain in leaving one’s backpack out in the street, I don’t know if that is wise.
Sun Tree, Weekly Smile, Say Cheese


Oil, 24 x 48 inch, What Happened
at the Wall,
© St. Germain

One of my early paintings.
If you had seen this, you definitely
would say this is “against the grain.”
Rahab, who lived in a house
on the wall helped the Hebrew
spies to escape. It becomes even more
“against the grain”
if you knew that Rahab who they
asked to help escape the land of the
reported giants, was a prostitute.
Just sayin’!
Makro-Tex:On the Wall


This would not be against the grain:
Red – ABC Wed.


Fast moving Clouds in light an dark,
above Lake Tahoe at 50 degrees
in summer would be odd!
Sky Watch, One Word Sunday: Light

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46 thoughts on “AGAINST THE GRAIN

  1. Beautiful shots, Jesh, and also your painting. I thought it was Rapunzel before I read your note. Interesting how some people “overlook” certain things when they are in need of help and then once they’re out of hot water, the go back to condemning and moralising…
    Thanks for taking part in the “My Sunday Best” meme.


  2. That’s a lovely painting of Rahab. Yes, a prostitute. I remember my second grade teacher telling us that , although she emphasized the rope 🙂


  3. We had a Japanese maple, with red leaves, in our front yard. He had to go because it was growing into the front porch. we now have a new one.


    1. Thank you, Deborah! Heard that a fire was burning closer to you (S. lake Tahoe) and is now contained? Did you have power outages or not? We had several here! Yes, it’s nice to see some Fall colors around here:)

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    2. No, we haven’t had any power outages. I have been at my daughter’s all week so haven’t had any news from home about the fire.

      Glad you are safe!!

      If your ears are ringing tomorrow it’s cause I will wave to you as I pass your street on my way home to see He-Man.😁


  4. I do like that purple storefront. I always like a bit of color. I grew up in North Dakota and attended many Native American Festivals. I have fond memories of them. I would never leave a backpack like that! Too risky! Thanks for linking up!!

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  5. I love your collection of photos, many against the grain. I have seen in some cities people will leave their dogs tied up outside a restaurant, why not a backpack. I love especially the store front. Marching the beat of their own drum. And the orange flower, I just love.

    Have a great weekend!!


    1. Thanks so much! A backpack I personally would not, because it’s what if in there – things that are not replacable, or even worse, my art stuff! (I know, that’s not what most people have in their backpack, but I do)


  6. Yeah, leaving a backpack unattended in a public place is not a very good idea. I do like the fun mix of colours on the store front though 🙂


    1. About the colors – am not a hoity toity person, but somehow it goes against -what I have learned in creativity- grain to put five random colors on one wall. Others have it with “words” and never would construct a sentence like the previous one, lol.

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  7. Hi Jesh,
    Going against the grain is a new expression to me. Might it mean the same what we Finns expres ‘swim upstream’??
    The lila house with tourquoise door is surely going against the grain :))

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    1. Thanks so much Dawn! Have forgotten your url, and it does not show up at you Gravator, to give you a comment back. Whenever convenient, maybe you can add your website underneath your gravator? Thanks so much!


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