Guest photographer Maryann Nielson caught this cool sign in Portland, Oregon’s biggest town, located about an hour north of Stayton. I love old signs like this. Thanks, Maryann!
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We didn’t get much rain or snow these last two seasons, and it’s really starting to show around here. Guest photographer Denny Barnes went to Detroit Lake, a popular recreation spot up the Santiam Canyon, and found very low water levels. His description:
I heard Detroit Lake was very low this year and it is. The lake should be full by now but with little snow run-off they could not fill it and it could get lower before summer is over. Looks like it won’t be much of a recreational lake this year. All the boat docks are high and dry with no boat launch areas. It looked to be about 40 foot below normal at the dam.
Thanks, Denny. I don’t like seeing the low water, but I am definitely grateful for the photos. Click below to see more of the images.
We have a new guest photographer today! Joanie Twomey-Shook sent long this beautiful image of the sign at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery on 3rd Ave. You can see the row of blossom trees from a bit earlier this spring. It seemed an appropriate photo to post on Memorial Day, a day to remember those who have passed. Thanks, Joanie!
Thanks to those who’ve responded
I want to thank all of you who have sent me guest photographer photos to keep this blog going during an illness in my family. If you want to contribute, please email me at celinechamberlingmailcom. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
This is a view of Fern Ridge Rd., just past where it crosses Highway 22 heading out of town. For the record, I was not parked in the middle of the road when I shot this. The road curves and I was off to the side next to it.
A great big huge plea for guest photographers!
Due to an illness in the family, I have not been able to go out and take pictures recently, and I’ve exhausted my supply of photos I can post. If you have taken photos from the area (Willamette Valley) you’re interested in helping, please see the Contribute a Photo page for details, and you can email me at celinechamberlingmailcom.
If I don’t receive submissions, I will likely have to put the blog on hiatus. I’ve never done that before in the nine years of doing this blog (it’s anniversary is on the 30th), and I would really hate to do it. But family is more important, so I’ll do what I must if it comes to that. Thank you.
The center part of this sunset image looks like an eye to me, which makes me think of that old song “Eye In The Sky” by the Alan Parsons Project. It also reminds me of Sauron’s floating eye from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. I don’t think the eye in the photo had any ill intent, but if you see any hobbits or elves around, be concerned.
We have a purple calla lily flower for today. Due to an illness in the family, I haven’t been able to go out and take photos recently. That leads me to…
A call for guest photographers!
As you may know, without my awesome, lovely, and brilliant guest photographers, this daily photo blog would have ended a long time ago. If anyone out there who has taken local area photos (in other words, the Willamette Valley) and would like to see one or more of those photos spotlighted here, I would love you forever.
You would retain full copyright and you’d receive full credit. The only place your image(s) would be uploaded would be here, with links only posted on various social media sites.
If you’re interested, please see the Contribute a Photo page. Thank you!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes sent today’s two photos (social media peeps, click on the link to see both photos) of an awesome rainbow hanging out over some cows. His description:
We had some very strong thunderstorms with lots of lightning pass by just east of us producing this beautiful full arch rainbow but I was too close to get the whole thing. Didn’t seem to impress the cows very much but I thought it was pretty.
I guess the cows weren’t mooooo-ved by the storm. Ha, get it? Gosh, I am so darn clever.