Guest photographer Tom Miller took this lovely photo of the Hannah covered bridge east of nearby Scio. I’ve never seen this one in person, so it’s extra cool to me to post this image. Thanks, Tom!
As a good follow up to the photo I posted yesterday of a smoke column over what I assume was a controlled field burn, guest photographer Patrick brings us a field after it’s been burned. It’s pretty interesting how the burn circled that little building. Patrick’s description:
I went out to take pictures of field burns today. First the cloud cover and then the smoke did not help the sky portions of my shots. Yet, I did manage to get one photo up toward Silverton that is kinda cute.
That it is. I wonder what that little building might be. Thanks, Patrick!
Last night was this month’s First Tuesday in the Park and the National Night Out gathering in nearby Sublimity, so I went over there and pointed my camera at various things and pressed buttons. Through a process I really don’t understand, pictures magically appeared and I have put them down below for you to see. Wait, I didn’t “put them down,” they aren’t… oh, never mind. Just scroll down a bit.
The park was filled with people who came for some good BBQ, to watch the Once A Month band, see a police dog demonstration, and to shop the various vendor booths.
Patriotic horse is patriotic. Or it’s just a coincidence it’s standing next to an American flag. Or is it? Yes, it is. Or not.
This photo was taken along Sublimity Rd. SE, just outside of nearby Sublimity.
In other news…
Tomorrow is the Santiam SummerFest (info here), held in downtown Stayton (street fair, bed races, etc., on 3rd Ave., plus breakfast/lunch from the fire department and a huge car show at Pioneer Park). There will also be an open house at the Brown House. I’ll be there taking a lot of pictures of random things. I may even take some video, because why not.
Last night was the final night of the rodeo in nearby Sublimity (see also: opening night and day 2. They had a nice tribute to veterans at the start, and then a bunch of rodeo-oriented things, so here are more photos.
I didn’t stay as late as the previous night, as the whole three-day event had me pretty darned tired. But I’m glad I went, and hope to go back again next year.
Click on each photo to see it larger.
I attended the second night of the Stampede (see also: opening night, where a lot of horse-oriented things happened. People in cowboy hats rode horses, fell off of horses (or, like in the photo above, they flew), sat on horses, roped other animals while on horses (the people, not the other animals), and generally spent a good deal of time on horses. The only exceptions were young kids who rode sheep, and a singer, Trevor Tagle, who was not riding anything.
There are a bunch of pictures below, showing barrel riding, bronco riding, mutton busting, and flag holding. I didn’t stay for the bull riding or motocross rider Justin Homan, because it was getting late and the lighting was making my camera sad. But, all in all, I have to say I enjoyed the rodeo quite a bit. It was my first time attending the Stampede, and I’m glad I went.
I haven’t decided if I attend the final night tonight. We’ll see.
Thanks again to Dave Nielson at Stayton Events for his help.
Last night was the kickoff of the 2014 Santiam Canyon Stampede in nearby Sublimity. I attended the opening night festivities and took a few photos of the atendees, the silent auction tables, and random other things that struck my fancy. Click on the images below to see them larger.
Big thanks to Dave Nielson at Stayton Events and the folks at the Stampede. I will likely be going back tonight to get some photos of the rodeo.
Here’s another photo from my little drive around the outskirts of nearby Sublimity. I posted a photo of an irrigation wheel line a few days ago, and today’s photo shows another form of field watering. I believe the technical term is “big ol’ sprinkler.”
I’m pretty sure I took this along Triumph Rd.
I went for a bit of a drive around the outskirts of nearby Sublimity yesterday and took some pictures of fields, farms, and random farm equipment. You might notice a trend. Or you might not. I can’t say for certain.
Today’s photo includes two of those things! A farm! And fields! The foreground field had a bunch of lovely wheat, which I was half tempted to run through like they do in movies, but I’m neither prone to running or trespassing, so I didn’t do it. It’s for the best.
I’m fairly certain I took this photo from 135th St. SE. If not, let’s just pretend I did.