Guest photographer Tom Miller took this lovely photo of the Hannah covered bridge east of nearby Scio. I’ve never seen this one in person, so it’s extra cool to me to post this image. Thanks, Tom!
Guest photographer Terri Jo Adams attended the car show at the Jordan Chicken Dinner even in nearby Scio yesterday, and took a whole bunch of awesome images of the awesome cars on display. I made a little slideshow thingie which you can peruse through and see all the pretties. Thanks, Terri Jo!
… With a camera, that is. Guest photographer Denny Barnes caught these turkeys turking around near his house. His description:
Seeing your birds the other day which I think may be starlings, thought I’d send a couple of shots of my birds this morning. You’ll have to excuse the quality because they were shot through my office window which is not the cleanest, plus a window screen, low light and heavy rain. You get the idea. The tom was shot a few days ago but through the same window…
View more of the turkeys below. Thanks, Denny!
Guest photographer Chuck Martin took this beautiful sunset image from Berry St. in nearby Sublimity. I recognize those irrigation pipe wheels from a photo I posted not long ago.
Yesterday afternoon, a lot of sirens could be heard around town, and I was curious as to what was going on, as were other Stayton residents, I bet. The sirens went on for quite a while. Guest photographer Denny Barnes brings us the answer.
We had a little excitement up Fern Ridge today. It appeared a field burn got out of bounds and into the woods north of Fern Ridge road. I was told there was over 40 vehicles (at least 22 of them were fire trucks) on the ridge plus a water drop helicopter at one time. I had to leave and did not get to see the helicopter. I think we had most every fire truck for 20 miles around. We even had a response truck from Drain go by our house. That was some response. Good thing with things as dry as they are. I’ll send a few of the shots I took while I was there.
I found a little blurb about it on the Stayton Mail’s web site.
Click on the thumbnails below to see the images Denny took. Thank you, Denny!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes’ hummingbird feeder has had some interesting visitors lately. Denny’s description:
My hummers have shrunk..LOL. The last few days my hummers have had some competition. So far they seem to be getting along OK. Don’t know where these little guys came from but there sure is a lot of them at times. I most likely will have to fill the feeders after dark now.
My own hummingbird feed is lonely. Maybe Denny could send me some of his hummingbirds, and he can keep the bees. Thanks, Denny!
New site design
I’ve changed the template I use for this site. I hope the new one is cleaner and easier to use. I was never very happy with the old design, and while this new one isn’t perfect, it’s a bit better, I think.
Guest photographer Jim Mullholand captured this beautiful sunset last night. We’ve had a lot of smoke in the air from area wildfires for the last few days, and yesterday was especially bad. But I’m glad we can still find the beauty in such a situation. Jim’s description:
Smoke from the Estacada fire creates a colorful sunset over the smokey valley.
Thank you, Jim! It’s gorgeous. Be sure to click on the thumbnail at right to see another view of the sunset.