I still haven’t had much of an opportunity to go out and take photos, so here we are with another sunset. I’m hoping to get out today to take photos of something or other. I have no idea what that something or other is as of yet. But, then, I rarely do.
Today is the 2nd anniversary of Stayton Daily Photo! Woot! It’s absolutely amazing to me this blog has been going for so long. Heck, I was amazed when I reached one year, so reaching two years just blows me away.
I hope to continue the blog for some time to come, even if I have to repeat things. Again. Stayton is a small town, after all. As always, submissions are more than welcome (see the right-hand menu for submission info).
By the way, the above photo shows a sign on the fence surrounding the cannery on Washington St. It seemed appropriate for today.
In unrelated news, I’m a dork. I had the perfect photo opportunity yesterday but didn’t even realize it until well after the fact. KATU news came by (unexpectedly) to do a story about the arson fires here in my neighborhood (my house was one of the ones hit), and it didn’t even occur to me to get a photo of the news crew. See, I’m a dork. I wasn’t even remotely expecting them to show up.
This lovely (and very small) jumping spider hitched a ride on the back of my scooter a couple of days ago.
For the photography tech heads, this is a crop of a larger image. It was taken with my macro lens, but to get super close, it would have required more equipment than I have. Still, I think it came out pretty well.
By the way, tomorrow is the 2nd anniversary of Stayton Daily Photo! I have no special photo planned as of yet, since I haven’t had much of an opportunity to go out and take photos over the past week. But I’ll see what I can do.
New guest photographer Chris Randall has sent along this very nifty photo of a barn he took in Jordan, a small community near Stayton. He took it with a Lensbaby to give it that cool motion blur effect.
Thanks, Chris, for your submission!
Photo is copyright © Chris Randall. All rights reserved. Do not copy or reproduce in any way without permission of photographer.
This is the front of the Church of the Nazarene on Washington St. It’s a cute little church… the epitome of a little white church, in my opinion. I’ve posted a side view photo of it before.
As someone named Gecko pointed out in a comment on the other photo, the church was once the Baptist church before it moved to another location.
In other news, StaytonEvents.com has posted an article from the fire department about the recent suspicious house fires here in town. If you live in the area, please read it and keep an eye out. My own home was one of the ones hit (read more about that night here). Thanks.
Guest photographer Moe sent me this image he took east of nearby Sublimity. It must have been beautiful to see the sea of red flowers in person. Thanks to Moe for sharing his photo.
Photo is copyright © Moe. All rights reserved. Do not copy or reproduce in any way without permission of photographer.
I haven’t had the opportunity to go out taking photos in the last couple of days (see yesterday’s post as to why). Instead, I’m posting a photo I took in my backyard of a Japanese maple leaf. Yay.
Early yesterday morning, my dog woke me up by sitting on my bed and growling at something. That’s not unusual, but his persistence finally made me get up to see what was going on. I’m glad I did — the front door of my house had caught fire. Thankfully, the local police and fire department acted very quickly, and made sure the damage was minimal. We still have our house, our pets, and our lives.
I want to thank the fire fighters, the police, the investigators from all the departments, and anyone else who helped us yesterday. I respect the heck out of each and every one of you, as does my entire family. What you do for the community is invaluable.
And thanks to my dog, Rex, too. He probably saved our lives by letting us know something was wrong.