We have a new guest photographer today! Joanie Shook too this awesome shot of a water drop outside her home in Scio. I love the reflection in the drop. Thanks, Joanie!
Guest photographer Tom Miller sent in these two lovely photos (click on the thumbnail at right to see the other one full size) of the Larwood Covered Bridge, which spans Crabtree Creek near Scio. Just a bit to the right of where these photos were taken is where the Roaring River flows into the creek, which is a geographical anomaly and pretty cool to see.
Guest photographer Tom Miller rocks. He’s provided us with yet another beautiful image (and some facts to go with it), this time of Bilyeu Creek. His description:
Bilyeu Creek runs thru the valley in Jordan. If you’re standing on the Hannah Bridge and looking downstream, that’s where Bilyeu Creek dumps into Thomas Creek. One of the first sawmills built in this area, was powered by water from Bilyeu Creek.
Guest photographer Tom Miller takes us back to last summer for this shot taken in the nearby Scio area. His description:
I took this foto last summer, this is just up the road from the historic Mt. Pleasant Church.
The summer before the fields were all planted with rye grass and there was close to a dozen northern harriers hunting them.
But they all left once the wheat went in.
The Stayton area continues to be a icy white realm. Today’s eerie but gorgeous image comes from guest photographer Jim Mullholand, and showcases the weather quite well. His description:
Temperatures in the 20’s combined with persistent fog for several days has left a thick layer of frosty ice on all the trees creating a winter wonderland. This was taken on the SW side of Franklin Butte just south of Scio.
Be sure to visit Jim’s web site for more of his beautiful photography. Thanks, Jim!
Driving through Scio a couple of days ago I see they are putting the final touches on their new fire station. Looks pretty spiffy and big enough to keep them in business for some time. Couldn’t get a straight on shot because of the setting sun, too bright. One of the few times the clouds opened to let the sun through.
Be sure to click on the little thumbnail to see another view of the station. Thanks, Denny!
Guest photographer Jim Mullholand captured today’s stunning sunrise photo. His description:
The sun rises thru a layer of smoke from the wildfires near Sisters. Taken near Scio on Hwy 226 on Monday Sept 17th
The cause of the smoke is tragic, but at least a bit of beauty could be found. Thank you, Jim.
Guest photographer and all-around cool guy Jim Mullholand, despite my messing up the spelling of his last name on a regular basis, continues to let me post his gorgeous photos here in this blog. Today’s photo is one he took in nearby Scio during our area’s recent great big huge snowfall of January, 2012. Look for more from Jim in coming days. Thanks, Jim!