Archive for February, 2013
I passed by this sign at the New Life Foursquare Church on 1st Ave. yesterday, and had to double back and get a photo. It’s great the church is hip to the lingo of today’s youth, but to actually say “Church LOL”… I mean, laughing out loud about church? It seems rather odd to me.
Huh? What was that? Oh. It’s actually “Church 101,” you say? One zero one. I see. Well, thank you for pointing that out.
Then I guess it wouldn’t do to point out it the second line of the sign also looks like a person with their arms up in the air because they are drowning, so I’ll just keep quiet on that.
From the “I really need to get out and take some new photos” department comes today’s photo of tires in the back of a truck. Yes, friends, I realize I might have just given you heart problems caused by the overload thrills you just experienced by looking at this image. I apologize.
This truck was parked outside Stayton Auto Wreckers, which is where I took yesterday’s equally thrilling photo of wrecked cars.
Guest photographer Tom Miller brings us another duck photo (see also: Nice Day If You’re a Duck). I do believe these are mallards this time, but there is a chance I could once again be wrong. I was right on the last duck (see the link), so maybe lightning will strike twice.
Also: gorgeous water lilies by those (possibly mallard) ducks.
As for the title of today’s post, it was suggested by Tom himself. He also wrote this description:
For all you Duck fans out there.
Now I’m not saying he might not be a fan of the University of Oregon Ducks sports teams, but there’s a chance he might not be a fan of the University of Oregon Ducks sports teams.
EDITED TO ADD: Tom wrote this to me about today’s caption:
Oh boy, i’m a fan of all Oregon teams.
If anything it was directed at me.
They (ducks) were all warm and cozy until i came stumbling along.
So there ya go. My apologies to Tom.
Guest photographer Marilee Darby took this lovely sunset photo in (fairly nearby) Albany, which is about 25 miles from Stayton. But since it’s the same sky here, too, I call it close enough. Especially when it’s this pretty. Thanks, Marilee!
Guest photographer Tom Miller spotted this adorable duck doing what adorable ducks do, which is to be adorable and stuff. I think it’s a Green-winged Teal duck, but I’ve been known to be wrong, so if anyone knows one way or the other, please comment below. I promise if I’m wrong I’ll only cry for a little while.
Here’s another shot from the hoar frost which covered Stayton for several days last month. I can’t help posting another, because it was so danged beautiful. This was taken from the pedestrian bridge of off Florence St.
I posted a photo yesterday by guest photographer Dorothy Loftin showing some early signs of spring. Well, she outdid that for today, with actual flowers! These are early spring crocus, which I find to be beautiful. Thanks, Dorothy!
Guest photographer Dorothy Loftin spotted these little bits of green. Her description:
While walking to my car yesterday, little signs of spring were everywhere!
I am so ready for spring. Those little bits of green will turn into bigger bits of green, and flowers will bloom, and it will be glorious. This part of Oregon stays pretty green all year round, but it definitely comes to life in the springtime.