The roses along the edge of the parking lot at Stayton Community Center on Virginia St. have started blooming, which makes me happy since roses are one of my favorite types of flowers. The rose above was one of the perkier of the bunch.
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.
I adore California poppies, so when I spotted them growing at the edge of the yard at the Bird & Hat Inn on 3rd Ave., I stopped and took too many photos. They’re just so darned pretty, and their color reminds me of a Creamsicle. I haven’t had one of those in years. I’m going to have to fix that.
This is a great setting by guest photographer Denny Barnes. His description:
The wild cherry, plum and a few other white flowering trees are sure pretty right now. I’m now sure what some of the trees are but this one is a wild cherry. I have several on my property plus some wild plums. It’s too bad they are all seed because what little meat they have is really good. Also have some chokecherries which taste really BAD!!! They do make good jam though.
I’m pretty sure these trees found by guest photographer Denny Barnes knew what they were doing when they grew the way they did. They were just waiting for Denny to come along and take their picture. Or maybe Denny’s just good at seeing the environment around him.
Or maybe both.
Guest photographer Maryann Neilson spent some time at the tulip festival in Woodburn, and brings us this beautiful photo. Her description:
We had a fun day walking through the tulips at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.
So very pretty. Thanks, Maryann!
Just a reminder
My camera was sent back for repair yesterday and it could be gone for two or three weeks, so I’m looking for guest photographers like the one above. If you’re interested, please see the Contribute A Photo page, and thank you so much.
A few days ago, guest photographer Denny Barnes shared a photo of a white trillium flower, and he wondered where the pink ones were this year. He found one, and learned a bit about trillium flowers in the process:
On my walk today I did spot a pink trillium but it was starting to look a little sad. I did a little research and found out the pink ones are just white one that turn pink or purple just before they dry-up.
Very cool. Thanks, Denny!
My camera is out of commission – guest photographers needed!
My camera — the very one you guys helped me buy with some very generous donations two years ago — has decided to give up the ghost. The shutter died and needs repaired. It is still under a SquareTrade warranty, so I have to mail it back to them for the repair.
That means I’m without a camera for now. I do have some photos I’ve yet to post, and a few guest photographer submissions in the queue. I’m not sure how long I’ll be without a camera, so if anyone would like to contribute a guest photo or fifty, I would love you forever and ever and ever. Go to the Contribute A Photo page for details. Thank you!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes brings us this little beauty:
I see a few trilliums are now in bloom in the woods. There doesn’t seem to be near a many as in years past. Last year I saw a few pink ones but none so far this year. The rain has been hard on them, many are flat on the ground. Lots of other wildflowers are starting to bloom now so I’ll grab some shots of them too.