out of town
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!
Coming home from Salem this evening, we noticed the thousands of Canadian Honkers on the Aumsville water treatment ponds. What a sight later when they took flight. According to Wikipedia, when not in flight, a group of geese is called a gaggle, when in flight it can be called a skein. I learned something new again today.
Thanks to Ron for the gorgeous images, and the education. Be sure to click on the thumbnail at right to see the birds in the air.
Yesterday, I went with my niece and her family to E.Z. Orchards in Salem to gets some pumpkins from their pumpkin patch. I brought my camera, so here are some of the photos I took. My nephew is in a few of them (like the one above), because he’s adorable.
Click on the thumbnails below to see the bigger versions.
I don’t quite know where in Oregon guest photographer Tom Miller took this image, but it sure is beautiful. Thanks, Tom.
Calling all guest photographers!
I have been ill lately, and haven’t been able to go out to take photos in several days. If anyone has Stayton area photos they would like to share here, that will be extremely incredibly stupendously awesome. Just email them to me at sitespecialwebcom, or use Contribute A Photo page. Please be sure to include a description, your name as you’d like it to appear here on the site, and a title, if you have one. If not, I can make one up. Make sure the photo is one you took yourself, as I don’t wish to violate anyone’s copyrights. Thanks!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes attended the fireworks show at Detroit Lake up the canyon, and took this beautiful two-image composite. His description:
Made a trip up to Detroit Lake to see their fireworks (6th). Not bad but if you were not in a boat the low stuff was kinda hard to see because of the tree lines. I did get some of the high stuff above the trees. I’ll send an image that is a composite of two 3sec shots.
Beautiful! Thanks, Denny.
Guest photographer Dorothy Loftin spotted this awesome slice of life. Her description:
While driving home today I saw this horse-drawn wagon in nearby Jefferson. The friendly man waved as I took a picture and was on my way.
That makes me smile. Thanks, Dorothy!
We have a rather cool looking structure for today’s photo. Guest photographer Tom Miller takes us a bit outside of Stayton to the town of Shedd, Oregon — click on the photo at right to see an up-close shot). His description:
Thompson’s Flouring MillS, home of the famous Boston (Strutting His Stuff) Turkey.
More information about the area can be found on the Oregon State Parks site. Thanks, Tom!
Guest photographer Tom Miller has spoiled us once again with his gorgeous images. This time they are of Breitnenbush River, a tributary of the North Santiam River (read more about it on Wikipedia). He shot these last fall, when the trees were extra beautiful. Thanks, Tom!
Be sure to click on the thumbnail at right to see it full size.
Guest photographer takes us a bit out of town for today’s post to see this awesome, awesome plane. His description:
I know this is a wee bit out of town unless we stretch Stayton’s city limits a little north. Say all the way to Hillsboro. I just had to go and see The Liberty Foundation, Inc. B-17, Memphis Belle. It was at the Hillsboro Airport over the weekend giving tours and short flights. I would have loved to have gone on a flight but didn’t. Maybe next time. I must have taken over a hundred shots of her and will send a few your way
In 1989, N3703G was hired for use in the filming of the Memphis Belle movie in England. In July 1989 she crossed the Atlantic with another B-17 to participate in the filming of the movie. Since returning to the U.S., N3703G has continued in the paint scheme of the “Memphis Belle” and continues to fly today to honor our veterans, educate current and future generations as to the high price of freedom and to preserve our aviation heritage.
My biggest problem was deciding which photo should be used up top, because they are all great. Click on the thumbnails below to see the rest of the images. Thank you, Denny!