Guest photographer Tom Miller has spoiled us once again with his gorgeous images. This time they are of Breitnenbush River, a tributary of the North Santiam River (read more about it on Wikipedia). He shot these last fall, when the trees were extra beautiful. Thanks, Tom!
Be sure to click on the thumbnail at right to see it full size.
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.
Guest photographer Joan London brings us this adorable duck, a kind I’d never seen before:
taken May 3rd in the wetlands (near the north end of 3rd Ave.). First time to see the Cinnamon Teal duck.
Very pretty. Thanks, Joan!
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.
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.
We have another guest photographer today! Joan London brings us this duck, which I think is a female mallard. I like ducks. Her description:
The Wetlands behind Sylvan Springs homes (off Fern Ridge Rd.) I go for a one mile walk along the trail, have seen many birds and Nutrias. Frogs too.
I am going to have to start paying more attention to that area. Thanks, Joan!
Guest photographer Tom Miller brings us another duck photo (see also: Nice Day If You’re a Duck). I do believe these are mallards this time, but there is a chance I could once again be wrong. I was right on the last duck (see the link), so maybe lightning will strike twice.
Also: gorgeous water lilies by those (possibly mallard) ducks.
As for the title of today’s post, it was suggested by Tom himself. He also wrote this description:
For all you Duck fans out there.
Now I’m not saying he might not be a fan of the University of Oregon Ducks sports teams, but there’s a chance he might not be a fan of the University of Oregon Ducks sports teams.
EDITED TO ADD: Tom wrote this to me about today’s caption:
Oh boy, i’m a fan of all Oregon teams.
If anything it was directed at me.
They (ducks) were all warm and cozy until i came stumbling along.
So there ya go. My apologies to Tom.
Guest photographer Tom Miller spotted this adorable duck doing what adorable ducks do, which is to be adorable and stuff. I think it’s a Green-winged Teal duck, but I’ve been known to be wrong, so if anyone knows one way or the other, please comment below. I promise if I’m wrong I’ll only cry for a little while.
Here’s another shot from the hoar frost which covered Stayton for several days last month. I can’t help posting another, because it was so danged beautiful. This was taken from the pedestrian bridge of off Florence St.