The lilies have started blooming in my backyard, and since I haven’t been able to go out and take photos elsewhere in the last few days, a lily photo I am posting. This is a lovely orange Asiatic lily. I think. Probably. I know it’s a lily.
We have a new guest photographer today! Terri Jo Adams sent in today’s lovely image. Her description:
I was visiting my dad’s grave just after a storm passed through and caught a neat rainbow over Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton. Just after I got this picture, the skies opened up again!
Thank you, Terri Jo, for sharing this moment of peace with us.
I wanted to buy a tree the other day, so I went to Yarnell Grower’s Outlet on 1st to get it. I didn’t really expect anyone in town to have this particular tree, but they had not one, but four. It was rather awesome.
I didn’t take my camera into the nursery itself (I wasn’t thinking at all, apparently, and should have my head checked to see if it contains a working brain), so here’s a photo of the side of the building. I posted an overall shot of the building, which is a large red barn, back in 2007.
These colorful t-shirts were for sale outside of the Jensen-Kreitzer Clothing store in downtown Stayton on 3rd Ave.
In other news, don’t miss the 10th Annual Garden Tour tomorrow (the 27th) from noon to 5pm to benefit the restoration of the Brown House. Visit the Brown House’s web site for more information. I don’t think I’ll be able to attend this year due to family commitments, so if anyone has photos to share of the event, I would be most grateful.
Guest photographer Jon Goodman sent in today’s photo of something I’d never seen. The photo was taken where E. Santiam St. meets Highway 22 just east of town. Jon’s description:
Another in my series of disappearing old landmarks. This is a piece of the old North Santiam Hwy that was replaced by Hwy22 back in the 60’s? Grass and weeds reclaim more and more of it every year.
I’ve never been able to explore this area on my scooter, so I especially appreciate Jon offering up this view. I think I’ve found the right spot on Google Maps Street View, if anyone is interested. I’ve pointed it at where I think the old road lies.
Holy fudgecicles, it’s another sunset photo. I didn’t want to do it, but I don’t have anything else to share at the moment. Well, that’s not entirely true — I will have a guest photographer photo to share tomorrow, once I get a bit more info on the photo’s location.
As usual, this photo was taken at the corner of 3rd Ave. and Fern Ridge Rd.
I almost posted another sunset photo for today, but since I’ve done that twice in recent days, I am posting something else. But tomorrow there will likely be yet another sunset photo. I took some last night, and they’re kinda nifty.
Anyway, this bench and pay public telephone sit outside of the Safeway grocery store on 1st Ave. Now, for you youngsters out there, a public telephone is for those who are out and about and need a phone but don’t have a cell/mobile phone. Yes, you read that right — such people do still exist. These people put money in the public telephone and call people. I haven’t used one of those in many, many years. I doubt many people do anymore, because most of them have disappeared.
Please forgive me for posting a second sunset photo in the last three days. The weather seems to finally be edging towards… well, not summer, exactly. More like late spring, I suppose. It’s caused me to want to be outside when the sun goes down, since that is my favorite time of day.
I’ll try to post a non-sunset image tomorrow, though I make no promises.
This photo was taken at the corner of 3rd Ave. and Fern Ridge Rd.