Guest photographer Melissa caught this lovely moonrise over a pond on Cascade Highway recently. Her description:
I took this photo somewhere close to a month ago now after coming home from work. The sun was setting as the moon was rising and it was just stunning. I hurried home and managed to stop at the Park and Ride to try to capture a few shots before the sun had completely set. The scenery had changed very much in that short amount of time but it was still beautiful out. As I was looking out over the water I noticed a family of nutria waking up and enjoying their moonlight “morning” swim. You can see one had been swimming through the reflection of the moon in the water.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “I really should work out more.” Sure, but what’s that have to do with today’s photo? Nothing. You’re not very helpful at the moment.
Here’s what you should be thinking: “Hey, Celine posted yet another fog photo! This is so exciting, I might faint!” Do you see the difference between the two statements? Look closely and read them several times, if necessary. Are you through? Good, let’s move on.
This photo was taken on a very foggy day! Like all of my previous photos (with one exception) from the last week. Because fog is cool. And there’s nothing like beating a theme into the ground. I took this particular photo next to the pedestrian bridge off of Florence St.
This is the bridge spanning the Santiam River just south of town, by the boat launch ramp next to the sand and gravel place. Yup, a bridge. And it was foggy. And I took a picture. And posted it here. And that’s all.
Here’s another photo from the very foggy Monday we had here in Stayton. This is one of the small bits of water near the pedestrian bridge off of Florence St. Fog has a way of making things look ethereal. Or maybe I’ve just seen too man movies.
Monday was very foggy, so I took the opportunity to go around town to get as many photos as I could. I took this one at the boat launch along the Santiam River just south of town, next to the sand and gravel place.
This is actually over-exposed, as I was taking bracketed exposures (normal, 2 f-stops above, and 2 f-stops below), and decided this one looks nifty like this.
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.
This bit of water runs under Ida St. I didn’t know until yesterday it is owned by Norpac Cannery, which resides behind these trees and across a field (which is also owned by the cannery). A bunch of folks worked to get that green stuff out of the water, but it’s working its way back in. That’s too bad, because I don’t think the mallard ducks which hung that spot care for it much, since they don’t hang around that often anymore.
Thanks to the neighbor I met yesterday for providing me with the info above. Much appreciated. I hope I got it all right.
This bit of water in the Stayton Ditch (such a poetic name) waterway was reflected the autumn colors from the trees around it a few days back. If I remember right, I took this on 4th Ave., looking east, but I honestly can’t remember if it was 4th Ave. or 3rd Ave.
Coming home from Salem this evening, we noticed the thousands of Canadian Honkers on the Aumsville water treatment ponds. What a sight later when they took flight. According to Wikipedia, when not in flight, a group of geese is called a gaggle, when in flight it can be called a skein. I learned something new again today.
Thanks to Ron for the gorgeous images, and the education. Be sure to click on the thumbnail at right to see the birds in the air.