Guest photographer Maryann Nielson found this absolutely gorgeous field filled with white flowers. Awesome. Thanks, Maryann!
Guest photographer Maryann Nielson caught this beautiful scene at the pedestrian Bridge off of Florence St. So peaceful. She also mentioned there’s a fence going in near the bridge, on the private property being developed. I’m not happy to know that fence go up, but I know it’s the property owner’s right to do so. Still, it makes me sad. That’s such a beautiful area, and I hate to see it spoiled.
I shamelessly stole this off of guest photographer John Brandt’s Flickr page, because his shot of the path back to Riverfront Park is so pretty. Okay, technically John gave me permission to use any of his Flickr photos, but whatever. Thanks, John!
File this under yet another thing I had no clue about. Guest photographer John Brandt posted this photo on his Facebook wall, and casually mentioned it was part of an old community pool at Pioneer Park. I had no idea there was ever a pool at the park. He said there used to be a changing room there as well. The slabs still there and the sidewalk that connected it to these stairs.
Thanks, John, for educating me yet again, and for letting me share your photo.
And by the way…
This here little photo blog is officially nine years old today. I absolutely could not have done this without my guest photographers, so I want to thank each and every one of them. There are too many to list by name, but please check out the guest photographers tag to see what has been submitted over the years.
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We didn’t get much rain or snow these last two seasons, and it’s really starting to show around here. Guest photographer Denny Barnes went to Detroit Lake, a popular recreation spot up the Santiam Canyon, and found very low water levels. His description:
I heard Detroit Lake was very low this year and it is. The lake should be full by now but with little snow run-off they could not fill it and it could get lower before summer is over. Looks like it won’t be much of a recreational lake this year. All the boat docks are high and dry with no boat launch areas. It looked to be about 40 foot below normal at the dam.
Thanks, Denny. I don’t like seeing the low water, but I am definitely grateful for the photos. Click below to see more of the images.
We have a new guest photographer today! Joanie Twomey-Shook sent long this beautiful image of the sign at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery on 3rd Ave. You can see the row of blossom trees from a bit earlier this spring. It seemed an appropriate photo to post on Memorial Day, a day to remember those who have passed. Thanks, Joanie!
Thanks to those who’ve responded
I want to thank all of you who have sent me guest photographer photos to keep this blog going during an illness in my family. If you want to contribute, please email me at celinechamberlingmailcom. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
This is a view of Fern Ridge Rd., just past where it crosses Highway 22 heading out of town. For the record, I was not parked in the middle of the road when I shot this. The road curves and I was off to the side next to it.
A great big huge plea for guest photographers!
Due to an illness in the family, I have not been able to go out and take pictures recently, and I’ve exhausted my supply of photos I can post. If you have taken photos from the area (Willamette Valley) you’re interested in helping, please see the Contribute a Photo page for details, and you can email me at celinechamberlingmailcom.
If I don’t receive submissions, I will likely have to put the blog on hiatus. I’ve never done that before in the nine years of doing this blog (it’s anniversary is on the 30th), and I would really hate to do it. But family is more important, so I’ll do what I must if it comes to that. Thank you.