Guest photographer Tom Miller sent in another awesome photo for us today. His description:
Photo was taken just out of Stayton up Fern Ridge Road. If any one can help me out here, I can’t remember the name of the family that use to live there. Its all but abandoned now and for sale.
Guest photographer Maryann Nielson captured this gorgeous scene of the Jordan Bridge at Pioneer Park surrounded by hoar frost. So pretty. Thanks, Maryann!
The other day, I threatened to put up a photo of the backside of a building of which I’d posted a couple of photos (Watch Your Step and Destination). Well, frequent guest photographer John Brandt came through on that front — okay, the back and side of the building right next to it (all part of the same structure, I think), technically — and it’s awesome.
Click on the photo to be taken to John’s Flickr photo page for info on the tile used on the building. Thanks, John!
The other day, I posted a photo of some mossy steps next to a building on 3rd Ave. Well, today I’m posting a photo the landing and door at the top of those stairs. And look – there’s also a tree.
It’s okay to take a moment to sit and absorb all this. It’s a lot to take in.
In related news, it’s been really cold outside (below freezing for the most part), so I haven’t gone out to take new photos. I may get out today to take some, though I’m at a loss as to what exactly I might photograph.
Oh, I know! How about the backside of this building! And the front! There’s nothing in the building right now! That’s exciting!
Or maybe not. I’ll try to think of something, if I don’t freeze first.
I posted an autumn photo of the Bird & Hat Inn the other day, so I thought I’d post a photo of the Gardner House Bed & Breakfast (and cafe) for today. I love the architecture of these old places, and both the Gardner House and the Bird & Hat Inn are maintained beautifully.
FYI: I digitally removed a political sign which was posted out front of the building, since this blog isn’t the place for political endorsements.
How about a random photo of the main entry for the Stayton Public Library on 1st Ave. today? Because that’s what I’m posting. And here it is. Right there, above this text. Go on, look… it’s right there.
I was going to take an overall shot of the library, but there were many cars in the way. Our library is popular like that.
Hold on to your hats, kids, because this is exciting stuff. I’ve posted many photos of the front and inside of the Charles & Martha Brown House before, but today… today we have the back! I know, right?
It’s pretty cool looking building, and has an interesting history… and future, for that matter. Read all about it at the BrownHouse.org web site.
We have the last in my series of Stayton church photos, the Stayton Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on 6th Ave. (see also: Church of the Nazarene, Calvary Lutheran Church, Stayton Seventh-Day Adventist Church, New Hope Community Church, Stayton Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints, the Stayton United Methodist Church, the Stayton Christian Church, the New Life Foursquare Church, and the Foothills Church).
And you can’t see it in the photo, but the road in front of the church (which is across from St. Mary’s Catholic School) was repaved recently, making it so very smooth. It used to be so filled with potholes, I would do everything I could to avoid riding my scooter on it. I’m sure it was all kinds of fun in those big school buses.
If anyone has an idea for another photo series of things in Stayton (in the city limits, since there is very little I can reach outside city limits on my scooter), please leave a comment below. I’d love to read your suggestions.