These shoes were hanging from the power lines over W. Hollister St. a few days ago. As you can see, the sole of one of the shoes is dangling down, which left the shoes with a sole sole. So sad. It’s a loss I can feel down in my soul, and they weren’t even my shoes.
I posted another photo of shoes on power lines a handful of months ago.
These shoes hanging from the power and/or telephone lines in front of the Circle K convenience store on Washington St., near 3rd Ave. a few days ago. I wonder how many tries it took to get them to stay up there.
I feel obligated to include a “do not try this at home” warning for those who may be tempted. Messing with power lines is never a good thing, and can be downright dangerous.
To any parents in the Stayton area who might be wondering what happened to their child’s shoes… well, good luck getting them down.
I passed by this sign at the New Life Foursquare Church on 1st Ave. yesterday, and had to double back and get a photo. It’s great the church is hip to the lingo of today’s youth, but to actually say “Church LOL”… I mean, laughing out loud about church? It seems rather odd to me.
Huh? What was that? Oh. It’s actually “Church 101,” you say? One zero one. I see. Well, thank you for pointing that out.
Then I guess it wouldn’t do to point out it the second line of the sign also looks like a person with their arms up in the air because they are drowning, so I’ll just keep quiet on that.
Curious things pop up sometimes. Guest photographer Dorothy Loftin found this fascinating specimen:
Driving around in a “corny” town not far from Stayton, you never know what you might see. To my surprise, a mermaid popped out of nowhere. I’m sure it’s been there awhile, but it’s the first time I saw her. I hope she finds water soon, looks like she’s drying out!
A most interesting creature. Thanks, Dorothy, for being on the look out. I’ll have more photos from Dorothy this week, so stay tuned.
Guest photographer Jon Goodman is worried:
I am always unnerved when I look out and see my customers car with the driving dog in it. It is so calm and just looks like it’s ready to drive as soon as his owner gets back.
While I understand the concern, Jon, I really wouldn’t worry about it. The dalmatian seems to have a pretty good view over the dash, and there are glasses if it has any trouble seeing. Just pop the seat belt on, and it should be good to go.
Guest photographer Terri Jo Adams spotted something rather interesting in downtown Stayton yesterday. Her description:
Was in town today (Feb 16) and noticed something new – it sits behind the Willamette Construction Group building on Burnett and 2nd St… they’ve carved themselves a tree…..out of trees….hmmmmmmm. Things that make you go “hmmmmm?”
Well, if you have to cut down a tree, this is certainly a unique way of doing it. Since it’s a tree from a tree, I think that means it’s tree inception.
Merry Christmas Eve!
Guest photographer John Brandt spotted this lighted holiday pig decoration in someone’s yard not long ago. I want it. It is awesome. I hereby dub him Harvey the Christmas Pig.
This amusing sign photo is brought to us by guest photographer Terri Jo Adams. Her description:
I know this isn’t a “normal” photo of the Stayton area – although it IS in Stayton. This is in the women’s restroom at Bi-Mart…. I swear, one of these days I’m going to find the dispenser empty, so that I can go up to an employee and say “thanks”!!!!!!
I read it exactly the same way. Punctuation matters, kids.
Great find, Terri Jo. Thanks!