Trees! And fog! Trees in the fog! Douglas-fir trees in the fog! And a little yellow tree, also in the fog! Douglas-fir trees and a little yellow tree in the fog at Pioneer Park! The little tree likely isn’t yellow anymore, though, since I took this a week and a half ago. So sad.
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 our very foggy Monday, this time some of the oak trees on the street which runs beside/behind the hospital off of 10th Ave. I still miss the second tree which used to be by the big one (here’s one shot of them in happier times).
This raindrop-filled spider web was hanging from the railing on the south end of 4th Ave., near a big red barn. That barn and its reflection in the water below the railing is refracted in the water drops.
I would claim I did all that on purpose, but the truth is I stuck my camera with its macro lens attached down below the web so it was up against the railing for support, and took several shots from different angles and hoped for the best. It worked.
I had originally intended to post a guest photographer image today, but I happened to see the scene above yesterday, so I took a picture. That’s a pretty big dark cloud right there, and I half expected it to start pouring on me any second. It didn’t do that, thankfully.
This is a mobile phone shot, for those who might be curious.
Guest photographer John Brandt sent along this image taken by his friend Diane of a tree in her yard on Pine St. which had been struck by lightning a few days ago. It’s remarkable how the lightning tore a line right down the tree.
Nature is fascinating. Thanks, John and Diane. Much appreciated. Click on the image to see it on John’s Flickr page.
We had a lot of rain (along with a lot of thunder and lightning) on Thursday. I didn’t realize quite how much, though, until guest photographer Denny Barnes, who lives in the hills just outside of Stayton, sent along this photo and description:
I had a record rain-fall over the 5th to the 6th. I report rain, hail or snow every morning to CoCoRahs at 7am for the previous day. We are a volunteer group with members all over the US. There are many members in Oregon and so far I have reported the most rain from 7am on Sept. 5th to 7am on the 6th. 4.12 inches of rain and most of that fell in yesterday’s storm and over night. I was hoping for some rain and I sure got it.
My goodness. That rather soundly ended the mostly dry spell we’d been having… and the plants in my yard are happy. Thanks for the photo and data, Denny!
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.