Jon Goodman spotted this blast from the past at the old Porter & Lau building on the corner of 3rd Ave. and Marion St.:
Thought this was interesting. Checking out the Porter & Lau closeout and saw this old labeling machine with their logo on the tags.
It is definitely interesting. And check out that old school phone number — RO 9-2194. Trippy. Thanks, Jon!
Guest photographer Tom Miller brings us another woodpecker, this time a downy. His description:
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) soaking up a little valley sunshine, they are the smallest of North America’s woodpeckers.
Too cool. For more views of the little one, click on the thumbnails below. Thanks, Tom!
This is a great setting by guest photographer Denny Barnes. His description:
The wild cherry, plum and a few other white flowering trees are sure pretty right now. I’m now sure what some of the trees are but this one is a wild cherry. I have several on my property plus some wild plums. It’s too bad they are all seed because what little meat they have is really good. Also have some chokecherries which taste really BAD!!! They do make good jam though.
I’m pretty sure these trees found by guest photographer Denny Barnes knew what they were doing when they grew the way they did. They were just waiting for Denny to come along and take their picture. Or maybe Denny’s just good at seeing the environment around him.
Or maybe both.
Guest photographer Maryann Neilson spent some time at the tulip festival in Woodburn, and brings us this beautiful photo. Her description:
We had a fun day walking through the tulips at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.
So very pretty. Thanks, Maryann!
Just a reminder
My camera was sent back for repair yesterday and it could be gone for two or three weeks, so I’m looking for guest photographers like the one above. If you’re interested, please see the Contribute A Photo page, and thank you so much.
A few days ago, guest photographer Denny Barnes shared a photo of a white trillium flower, and he wondered where the pink ones were this year. He found one, and learned a bit about trillium flowers in the process:
On my walk today I did spot a pink trillium but it was starting to look a little sad. I did a little research and found out the pink ones are just white one that turn pink or purple just before they dry-up.
Very cool. Thanks, Denny!
My camera is out of commission – guest photographers needed!
My camera — the very one you guys helped me buy with some very generous donations two years ago — has decided to give up the ghost. The shutter died and needs repaired. It is still under a SquareTrade warranty, so I have to mail it back to them for the repair.
That means I’m without a camera for now. I do have some photos I’ve yet to post, and a few guest photographer submissions in the queue. I’m not sure how long I’ll be without a camera, so if anyone would like to contribute a guest photo or fifty, I would love you forever and ever and ever. Go to the Contribute A Photo page for details. Thank you!
The little dude — I think it’s a male brewer’s blackbird, based on its coloring and eyes, but feel free to correct me if I’m wrong — was strutting his stuff in a parking lot outside of a restaurant yesterday, along with one or two of his friends. Such a cute little thing.
The Stayton Fire Department did a Fill The Boot fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association yesterday on the corner of 1st Ave. and Washington St. They raised at least $5000, which is awesome. Firefighters are awesome. The people who donated are awesome.
I took a bunch of photos, so peruse the thumbnails below and click on them to see them larger. All of them are captioned, and may even be somewhat accurate, but no promises.
Guest photographer Denny Barnes brings us this little beauty:
I see a few trilliums are now in bloom in the woods. There doesn’t seem to be near a many as in years past. Last year I saw a few pink ones but none so far this year. The rain has been hard on them, many are flat on the ground. Lots of other wildflowers are starting to bloom now so I’ll grab some shots of them too.