Guest photographer Tom Miller sent along this cool shot of a nifty old truck next to a nifty old shed or barn or mansion or outhouse (I’m fairly certain it’s one of those). Thanks, Tom!
My camera has been fixed and should get to my house on Monday. Thank you so much to all the guest photographers who have helped me keep this here site thing going over the last week and a half. Each of you rock. Big time.
Guest photographer Jon Goodman spotted this bit of automotive awesomeness:
Saw this beautiful hood ornament on a 50′s era Buick across from Cascade Pro Auto. They really don’t make cool stuff like this anymore.
No, they sure don’t, and it’s a shame. Thanks, Jon!
We have a new guest photographer today! Katie Staley brings us this beautiful look back at last summer, which is especially nice right since the weather has been so wet around here. Her description:
This was taken in the summer while visiting Stayton Pioneer Cemetery (also known as Campbell-Grier Cemetery). My grandparents and other family are buried there. I love the calm rolling hills.
Thanks so much, Katie! And what a gorgeous motorcycle.
From the “I really need to get out and take some new photos” department comes today’s photo of tires in the back of a truck. Yes, friends, I realize I might have just given you heart problems caused by the overload thrills you just experienced by looking at this image. I apologize.
This truck was parked outside Stayton Auto Wreckers, which is where I took yesterday’s equally thrilling photo of wrecked cars.
I found this group of bumper stickers on a car in a parking lot on Shaff Rd. the other day rather striking. the car’s owner obviously (and rightfully) takes a lot of pride in having been a marine and a veteran of the Vietnam War.
We have a treat today — Stayton firefighter Matt Aalto submitted this photo of the Ladder 80 fire truck decorated in Christmas lights. Matt also included a description of how it was made:
We have been taking our 105 foot aerial ladder all over the place this season to show off our lighting display and spread the Christmas cheer! We will have it in the community a few more times before the season is over. Attached is a photo recently taken at the Keizer Festival of Lights parade. There are over 4000 lights, 35 extension cords, a signing Santa on the front and a 7ft tall Santa on back, 1 audio receiver, 1 computer, 2 Light O’ Rama control towers all connected with Ethernet and power cables. There are 8 programmed songs and a few hundred feet of insulated wiring. 4 weather proof speakers and a Honda generator are all involved in making the lights work. The project was completed by the staff and volunteers and has over 100 man hours involved. Our biggest challenge was to keep the Ladder in service at all times. In the event of an emergency, the Ladder can be made ready to fight fire in less than a minute even in the middle of a light show!
We hope that you have a great Christmas!
Thank you, Matt! And thanks to all the firefighters in the Stayton area, and all over the planet. You guys and gals are simply awesome.
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