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!
I managed to go out for a few minutes yesterday to take a few photos, including the one above. I was wandering around the neighborhood across from Bi-Mart on Shaff Rd., and noticed this pond-like bit of water in the middle of some construction. I don’t know if that water is temporary due to the construction or something else, since there are new houses being put in on either side of it, I think. If you look closely (click on the image to see it larger), those are cows in front of that white structure just past the water. Moo.
This is a bit of the sunset last night. I took the photo at St. Mary’s Cemetery, because frequent guest photographer Terri Jo Adams was concerned all the fog photos I’d been posting had maybe kinda sorta fried my brain a little. There is a slight chance she might be kinda sorta right.
Trees! And fog! Trees in the fog! Douglas-fir trees in the fog! And a little yellow tree, also in the fog! Douglas-fir trees and a little yellow tree in the fog at Pioneer Park! The little tree likely isn’t yellow anymore, though, since I took this a week and a half ago. So sad.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “I really should work out more.” Sure, but what’s that have to do with today’s photo? Nothing. You’re not very helpful at the moment.
Here’s what you should be thinking: “Hey, Celine posted yet another fog photo! This is so exciting, I might faint!” Do you see the difference between the two statements? Look closely and read them several times, if necessary. Are you through? Good, let’s move on.
This photo was taken on a very foggy day! Like all of my previous photos (with one exception) from the last week. Because fog is cool. And there’s nothing like beating a theme into the ground. I took this particular photo next to the pedestrian bridge off of Florence St.
Here’s another photo from our very foggy Monday, this time some of the oak trees on the street which runs beside/behind the hospital off of 10th Ave. I still miss the second tree which used to be by the big one (here’s one shot of them in happier times).
This raindrop-filled spider web was hanging from the railing on the south end of 4th Ave., near a big red barn. That barn and its reflection in the water below the railing is refracted in the water drops.
I would claim I did all that on purpose, but the truth is I stuck my camera with its macro lens attached down below the web so it was up against the railing for support, and took several shots from different angles and hoped for the best. It worked.
Here’s another photo from the very foggy Monday we had here in Stayton. This is one of the small bits of water near the pedestrian bridge off of Florence St. Fog has a way of making things look ethereal. Or maybe I’ve just seen too man movies.