We have a new guest photographer today! Mel sent in this image of a hummingbird on a windsock in nearby Sublimity, after seeing this photo of another hummingbird by Denny Barnes. Mel’s description:
I also have three hummingbirds that stay around all the time. The last several nights I bring in my two feeders at night and put them back up in the morning. They are waiting for me. Sunday morning the metal swing they use must have been too cold, so one of them sat on the wind sock and spun around on it when a breeze came up. The wind sock must be a warmer perch?
Everybody’s just trying to stay warm somehow. Thanks, Mel!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes caught one of his hummingbird friends out in the snow. His description:
We got 2 1/2″ of snow. I still have three hummers that will probably be with me all winter. With all this cold weather I have to bring the feeders in every night otherwise they freeze. The hummers are waiting for me every morning at daylight to put the feeders back up. This one never gets very far from the feeder. Not the greatest shot, shooting through a not so clean window but you get the picture.
Guest photographer John Brandt caught this cool (and cold) scene in Wilderness Park recently. His description:
Taken at the pond on the east end of Wilderness Park. The pond is an old gravel extraction barrow pit. I was told it had been operated by one of the Staytons. I think his name was Cliff but that could be wrong.
The things you learn, eh? Thanks, John!
Guest photographer Tom Miller took today’s lovely image of Gilkey Bridge, also known as Thomas Creek Bridge, which span Thomas Creek near Scio. It was built in 1939, and looks quite a bit like the Jordan Bridge here in Stayton. Very pretty. Thanks, Tom!
Guest photographer Melissa caught this lovely moonrise over a pond on Cascade Highway recently. Her description:
I took this photo somewhere close to a month ago now after coming home from work. The sun was setting as the moon was rising and it was just stunning. I hurried home and managed to stop at the Park and Ride to try to capture a few shots before the sun had completely set. The scenery had changed very much in that short amount of time but it was still beautiful out. As I was looking out over the water I noticed a family of nutria waking up and enjoying their moonlight “morning” swim. You can see one had been swimming through the reflection of the moon in the water.
We have another awesome rural scene from guest photographer Tom Miller. Thanks, Tom!
Attention Google+ and Twitter Users
I finally created a Google+ page for this site, if anyone is interested. It will have each day’s posts automatically posted there as links, just like the Facebook page. Please feel free to add that page to your circles.
I also added a Google+ like button to each post, but I don’t like how it’s displaying, so I’m going to try to find a better one.
Twitter users, don’t think I’ve forgotten about you, just because the site’s Twitter feed hadn’t been updating for months. I found a way to get it automatically posting again, so it seems to be good to go now.
And, of course, there is always the RSS feed, for the newsreader folks.
Guest photographer Tom Miller decided to contribute to my recent rash of fog photos with his own foggy photo of St. Boniface Church in nearby Sublimity. And a fine photo it is. Thanks, Tom!
Guest photographer Tom Miller sent in these two lovely photos (click on the thumbnail at right to see the other one full size) of the Larwood Covered Bridge, which spans Crabtree Creek near Scio. Just a bit to the right of where these photos were taken is where the Roaring River flows into the creek, which is a geographical anomaly and pretty cool to see.