The love in Stayton is spreading. I posted a photo of a love truck I spotted off of 3rd Ave. a few months ago, and who would have guessed that I’d find another one over the weekend. My friend Jeff told my they belong to Trask Mercantile on 3rd., and I just want to thank them for showing the love.
Guest photographer Denny Barnes once again brings us some stunning images of helicopters being used at a Christmas tree farm (Facebook/Google+ users, be sure to click through to see all of the images). His description:
The Christmas Trees get kinda hungry this time of year so they were out feeding them yesterday. Feeding the trees, the helicopter pilot and loader are very busy people. The bucket would only hold about 1 minute worth of fertilizer so he was back every couple minutes for a reload. With two helicopters working the trees it was a very noisy day.
Very cool! This is something most of us don’t get to see. Thanks, Denny!
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Even Santa couldn’t resist looking at the various gorgeous cars at the car show at the Stayton Fire Department on Saturday (see also: breakfast & toy drive, and part one of the car show). Can’t say I blame him — he probably gets tired of his sleigh, and is looking for something else to drive during his off time.
Click on the thumbnails below to see the rest of the photos. So many pretty cars, and probably took pictures of less than half of what was at the car show.
Here is the first batch of cars from the car show held on Saturday at the Stayton Fire Department (see also: the breakfast and toy drive). I’ll post the rest of the car photos tomorrow.
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This old house and car on 7th Ave. made for an interesting retro scene the other day. I believe the car says it’s a Ford Galaxie 500, which probably means it’s from the 1960’s. I have no idea how old the house is.
Want to help a kitty?
My cat, Butler, is very ill right now with a kidney problem, and his medical bills have really added up. If you happen to have a few dollars to spare, could you help me get him well? I’ve set up a GoFundMe page. So far, his bills have come to about $1200, of which I’ve already paid around $500. He and I thank you for your consideration.
I’ve also uploaded several images to a Fine Art America gallery, if you would like to buy a print or greeting card. All funds raised would go directly to Butler’s medical bills. Thank you.
And a huge thank you to Santiam Veterinary Hospital for their hard work in getting Butler on the road to recovery.
Guest photographer Terri Jo Adams attended the car show at the Jordan Chicken Dinner even in nearby Scio yesterday, and took a whole bunch of awesome images of the awesome cars on display. I made a little slideshow thingie which you can peruse through and see all the pretties. Thanks, Terri Jo!
This photo is nowhere near as dramatic or cool as one I posted the other day from guest photographer Maryann Nielson, but it’s still a slice of life here in the valley. I know pretty much nothing about such things, but it looked like the guy on the tractor was using the attachment on the back to flatten things down in the field, or maybe it was cutting things down. Or maybe neither one.
This was shot along Cascade Highway, across the street from the park and ride at the north edge of town.