Today’s photo by guest photographer Tom Miller looks like it belongs on a calendar. Those kittens are adorable. Thanks, Tom!
Nature walk time! Guest photographer Denny Barnes went out with his dog, Reggie, into the hills not far outside of Stayton. He took several beautiful photos of various flowers, plus a little bunny. His description:
Reggie the dog and I took a hike into the hills today and noticed everything is coming alive. The trees are blooming, the wildflowers are blooming and even the bunnies are blooming..LOL I had to save a little cotton-tail baby that Reggie thought would make an excellent meal. I took a couple pictures of him and told him to go hide better so Reggie couldn’t find him. Grabbed some shots of the wildflowers also. Anyway, that’s how our day went.
Click on the thumbnails below to see each photo. Thanks, Denny!
This colorful little bird was taking a stroll through the parking lot outside of Roth’s on Shaff Rd. the other day. I’m not sure what kind it is, though. I had thought maybe it was a European Starling, but I don’t see the spots that seem to be a thing with them. Could it be something in that family? I have no idea what birds exist around here. Whatever he or she is, they’re cute.
We had joy, we had fun, we had buzzards in the sun…
Guest photographer Denny Barnes has buzzards. I’m fairly certain he’s still alive, though, so no need to worry about that. He caught one of the interesting birds up in a tree. His description:
Several of the buzzards were out sunning themselves this morning before the days work of soaring. They do this, warming their wings, in the first hour of daylight and this one stayed put long enough for me to get the my camera and a shot of him.
That’s awesome. I didn’t know there were any buzzards around here. Of course, I didn’t know there were pigeons around here until I went to Wolston Farms for Meet the Lambies day, either. There is so very much I do not know. Thanks, Denny!
Dave (of StaytonEvents.com) and Maryann Nielson took me along to Wolston Farms outside of nearby Scio for the annual Meet The Lambies day yesterday. They had newborn lambs, sheep, border collies, chickens, even pigeons up in the rafters of the barn, and it was all pretty awesome. It was my first time attending, and I’m glad I went.
Below are far too many photos of the various sights. Click on them to see them larger.