Guest photographer Denny Barnes sent me these gorgeous night sky photos about a week ago, and then I forgot, so I didn’t get them posted. I am so good like that. So, with my apologies for being a dork, here are his photos. The first one (top) shows the moon, and Venus and Mars make an appearance with the moon on the second (below). Thanks, Denny!
Guest photographer Maryann Nielson made me one very happy camper by getting these photos of the albino squirrel at Pioneer Park. I first learned of his or her existence last month when Terri Jo Adams spotted him from a distance.
This is so cool. See Maryann’s second photo below. Thanks, Maryann!
Guest photographer Maryann Nielson is rocking the black and white once again (see also: The Jordan Bridge In Black & White). This time she captured the pedestrian bridge off of Florence St. quite beautifully, with that fog and the reflections… so cool. Thanks, Maryann!
Guest Photographer Terri Jo Adams spotted something I had no clue lived here in Stayton — an albino squirrel at Pioneer/Neitling Park. Her description:
Ok, now I KNOW the picture’s grainy and blurry, but it’s the best I could do at the time with my puny point-and-shoot camera. If anybody else who has access to BETTER photographic equipment than I, I’d LOVE to have a better photo of this amazing critter. Yes, it’s really an albino squirrel – and I spotted it today at Pioneer Park in Stayton. John Brandt lives nearby, he may have more opportunities to spot the lil guy than others might. Seeing this made my jaw drop – I’ve never seen an albino squirrel before … ain’t life grand? !!!
Here’s a shot of it from further away:
I am going to have to stalk the part to see if I can get a shot of it myself. Thanks, Terri Jo!
Guest photographer and resident awesome firefighter Matt Aalto sent along this beautiful images his wife, Tami, took down at the pedestrian bridge off of Florence St. His description:
Hi Celine! My wife Tami took this photo [the day before] yesterday as we took our boxer Leila for a walk at the wilderness park. There was a decent amount of fog that day but it wasn’t too cold to get some quality time in. On our way back to the truck, we were both mentioning how cool the reflection looked in the water and the next thing I know she has the camera out. Here’s the result!
I love it! Thanks, Matt and Tami!
Guest photographer Tom Miller brings us a beautiful image of another one of Oregon’s grand mountains (see also: Mt. Jefferson). I am so lucky I get to post photos like this, and that I have such awesome guest photographers.
Thanks so much, Tom!