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!
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.
The Jordan Bridge, my favorite Stayton landmark, was looking rather pretty a few days ago at Pioneer Park. The colorful autumn leaves did a nice job of framing the two bridges, which made it easy for me to just stand there and take the picture.
I went by Pioneer Park yesterday to take more autumn leaves photos, and happened upon Kelly Schreiber, from the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber Of Commerce, and her husband installing more disc golf goals in the park. When everything is completed, there will be nine goals at Pioneer park, and nine more at Church Park in nearby Sublimity. Combined, they make for a full circuit.
Disc golf certainly seems to be popular. When I was there about a week ago, three groups were playing, and today another group was out there.
Thanks to Kelly and her husband for letting me photograph them.
Here’s a shot of some random person riding their bike along the path at Neitling Park.
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I went by Neitling Park (was is the official designation of that part — is it a separate park, or is it part of Pioneer Park? I don’t know). The two parks (or one park), which are side-by-side (or all together) has a new disc golf course, which involves Frisbees, throwing, and goals like the one you see in the photo.
My friend Theresa Smith (she of D’Tail Dog Grooming, on the right) was there with her husband and friends, plus the adorable Mr. Wilson (the golden retriever dog, that is, though all the guys were quite handsome).
I have to confess I didn’t think the disc golfing thing would get used, but in the short time I was at the park(s), I saw three separate groups using the course. That’s what I get for thinking. I do try to avoid it.
It’s been a while since I last posted a photo of the Jordan Bridge — and by “a while” I mean a few weeks — so here’s another, because I know everyone in the entire world was just waiting for it. But at least this one is from a different angle than last time, which makes it completely different.
Some of you know of my camera’s recent trip to the shop to have its shutter problems fixed. I am happy to report it came back home yesterday, and appears to be in full working order. I want to thank all the guest photographers who helped me fill the last two weeks with some awesome photos. I still have two or three yet to post, in fact. But since I took my camera out for a spin yesterday, I figured I’d post one of the photos I took.
Well, four photos, actually. I couldn’t decide on just one. This dog was having the time of his life chasing after a rather large stick in water beside the Jordan Bridge at Pioneer Park. Did you know it’s hard to get a clear photo of a dog splashing around in the water? It is. I gave it my best shot, though.
Click on the thumbnails below to see more of the dog. He’s adorable.