out of town
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!
I confess I had to look up the town where guest photographer Denny Barnes shot today’s photo. The town of Shedd is south of Albany, and looks great big huge enormous, and by that I mean it has paved streets. Denny’s description:
I made a trip down to Shedd to photograph the Thompson’s Flouring Mills for a web friend to use on his web site, Scenic USA. While there this guy was letting everybody know he was around. Every now and then he would let out a big gobble and strut like he was trying to impress someone or something. He was all alone so maybe he just liked getting his picture taken…
I think he is awesome. Thanks, Denny!
In other news…
I want to thank the folks who have sent me guest photos! I am working my way through the list, and will get yours up as soon as I can. I don’t have an ETA as to when I get my camera back from the shop, so I very much appreciate each submission. You guys rock.
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.
Guest photographer Tom Miller has taken another beautiful photo to share with us today. His description:
I ran into this old tin jewel up in the Drift Creek area.
Now, I’ve seen my share of old buildings with a tin can covering a knot hole or two.
But this place looks like things just got way out of hand, probably cheaper to just tack them on the building than haul them off to the dump.
Guest photographer Marilee Darby took this lovely sunset photo in (fairly nearby) Albany, which is about 25 miles from Stayton. But since it’s the same sky here, too, I call it close enough. Especially when it’s this pretty. Thanks, Marilee!
We have a new guest photographer today! Tom Miller sent in this gorgeous photo of a frost-covered tree taken in the Pleasant Valley area. Thank you, Tom!
Be sure to visit Tom’s site, Oregon Fotos, for more of his photography.