A month ago I posted a photo of the city limits sign out E. Santiam St. I happened to be by the city limits sign south at the south end of town, which is also at the edge of Marion County, hence the second sign. I know, truly fascinating stuff. Hey, you try posting a photo every single day for over two years of a little town with less than 8,000 people. Sometimes I get desperate for subjects.
Over the last two days I’ve posted photos from the Oregon State Fair in nearby Salem, which wrapped up on Monday. I thought I’d bring things to a close today with photos of some of the animals and flowers found at the Fair.
The photo above is of an adorable llama. There were several of these adorable creatures, plus cows, goats, pigs, etc. The photo at right is of some black-eyed susans, which were part of the always lovely garden display.
If you visit my Flickr photoset of my photos of the Fair, you can see more animals and flowers, plus some other sights. I’ve added 28 more photos (they’re the first photos listed in the set).
Yesterday I posted a couple of photos from the Oregon State Fair in nearby Salem, which ended yesterday. I took a lot of photos while I was at the Fair, so I figured I’d post a few more over today and tomorrow.
It’s my blog, I can do it if I wanna. 😉
The photo above is of a couple of brave souls on a slingshot style ride. The photo at left is of a chair lift which spans the entire length of the fairgrounds.
I’ve added about 20 new photos to my Flickr photoset (at the biginning of the set), this time focusing on some of the rides. Tomorrow I’ll post some from the flower gardens and some animals in the barns. Stay tuned.
I’ll be the first to admit I kind of fudged on today’s theme, which is “sister city.” Stayton doesn’t have a true sister city, as far as I know, so I went about 15 miles down the road to Salem, which is Oregon’s state capitol. To those of us in small town Stayton, Salem is our “go to” place for entertainment, stores, etc., which Stayton can’t provide.
So I chose Salem. On Saturday, I attended the Oregon State Fair which is held at the fairgrounds in Salem every year. It’s a big event, and always something to look forward to at the end of every summer.
I took a lot of photos while I was there, so I’ve created a Flickr photoset of those I’ve uploaded so far. There are several more yet to be posted, so I’ll probably post another photo from the Fair tomorrow.
Jill at Salem Daily Photo has been posting some great photos from the Fair over the last handful of days. Be sure to visit.
Click below to visit the other City Daily Photo blogs participating in today’s theme day:
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This is the edge of a field where N 9th Ave. and E. Virginia St. meet. It always makes me happy to see fields with big trees around. I think this one is part of a farm.
By the way, be sure to tune back in tomorrow for the September 1st City Daily Photo theme day. Each month’s theme days are always big events, with well over 100 of the CDP blogs around the world participating.
Today’s photo (I don’t know why I start with that… really, why would I start off talking about yesterday’s, or even last week’s? Okay, maybe I would.) is of a bridge. I like bridges. This particular bridge sits on the south end of town — either just outside or just inside city limits (not sure) — on Stayton-Scio Rd., and spans the Santiam River.
I took a very brief trip across the bridge south of town which spans the Santiam River (I can’t go any further than that, since my scooter can’t do the speed limit on that road).
The above photo shows part of Stayton Sand & Gravel. I haven’t a clue what this particular machine does. Unless it’s more than one machine. Dunno. I just think it/they/whatever is cool looking.
The Stayton Friends of the Library group will be opening a used book store on September 3rd. It will be sharing space with Art Gone Wild at 349 N. 3rd Ave. I am such a happy camper. Stayton’s been without a used book store for many years, so I really hope this effort succeeds.
You can read more about it at StaytonEvents.com. Good luck to those who will be running the store, and I hope everyone supports it so it can continue for many years to come.