Guest photographer Denny Barnes has been documenting the changing landscape near his home in the hills outside of Stayton ue to logging in the area (see: Missing The Trees and Loading A Logging Truck). Today’s description:
Thought I had better get some shots of the woods I hike in before they are gone due to logging. This is a four shot pano that is typical of the logging roads I hike on. When these trees are gone I’ll have to walk about a mile further to get to the woods. They are half gone now.
Thanks, Denny, for letting us enjoy it with you, before it’s gone for good.
Guest photographer Denny Barnes lives a little bit outside of town, and he likes to take walks in the woods. The view on his walks has been changing. The most recent update:
How do you load a log truck… one log at a time. This is the logging operation on the hill north of my house about a half mile away. The photos were shot from my front yard and with a large crop they are only so-so but you’ll get the idea. They first remove and hook up the trailer, load the logs, strap the load down and then off to the mill. One section of my walk in the woods is gone now… sad.
Click on each of the thumbnails in order to see the process. Thanks, Denny.
Guest photographer Tom Miller has spoiled us once again with his gorgeous images. This time they are of Breitnenbush River, a tributary of the North Santiam River (read more about it on Wikipedia). He shot these last fall, when the trees were extra beautiful. Thanks, Tom!
Be sure to click on the thumbnail at right to see it full size.
Guest photographer takes us a bit out of town for today’s post to see this awesome, awesome plane. His description:
I know this is a wee bit out of town unless we stretch Stayton’s city limits a little north. Say all the way to Hillsboro. I just had to go and see The Liberty Foundation, Inc. B-17, Memphis Belle. It was at the Hillsboro Airport over the weekend giving tours and short flights. I would have loved to have gone on a flight but didn’t. Maybe next time. I must have taken over a hundred shots of her and will send a few your way
In 1989, N3703G was hired for use in the filming of the Memphis Belle movie in England. In July 1989 she crossed the Atlantic with another B-17 to participate in the filming of the movie. Since returning to the U.S., N3703G has continued in the paint scheme of the “Memphis Belle” and continues to fly today to honor our veterans, educate current and future generations as to the high price of freedom and to preserve our aviation heritage.
My biggest problem was deciding which photo should be used up top, because they are all great. Click on the thumbnails below to see the rest of the images. Thank you, Denny!
Guest photographer Joan London brings us this adorable duck, a kind I’d never seen before:
taken May 3rd in the wetlands (near the north end of 3rd Ave.). First time to see the Cinnamon Teal duck.
Very pretty. Thanks, Joan!
It’s that time of year for the mushrooms to pop out of the ground. This one looks like a Christmas Tree when it first break ground and then like an umbrella after a few days. I did some research and think this mushroom is an Amanita Pantherina. It said the taste was mild but deadly poisonous. I wonder who did the tasting. Anyway, they are pretty, about four inches across when opened up and look good enough to eat.
Click on the thumbnail to see another mushroom photo. Thanks, Denny!
Guest photographer Tom Miller sent along this cool shot of a nifty old truck next to a nifty old shed or barn or mansion or outhouse (I’m fairly certain it’s one of those). Thanks, Tom!
My camera has been fixed and should get to my house on Monday. Thank you so much to all the guest photographers who have helped me keep this here site thing going over the last week and a half. Each of you rock. Big time.