Guest photographer Tom Miller took this lovely photo of the Hannah covered bridge east of nearby Scio. I’ve never seen this one in person, so it’s extra cool to me to post this image. Thanks, Tom!
Guest photographer Terri Jo Adams attended the car show at the Jordan Chicken Dinner even in nearby Scio yesterday, and took a whole bunch of awesome images of the awesome cars on display. I made a little slideshow thingie which you can peruse through and see all the pretties. Thanks, Terri Jo!
… With a camera, that is. Guest photographer Denny Barnes caught these turkeys turking around near his house. His description:
Seeing your birds the other day which I think may be starlings, thought I’d send a couple of shots of my birds this morning. You’ll have to excuse the quality because they were shot through my office window which is not the cleanest, plus a window screen, low light and heavy rain. You get the idea. The tom was shot a few days ago but through the same window…
View more of the turkeys below. Thanks, Denny!
Guest photographer Chuck Martin took this beautiful sunset image from Berry St. in nearby Sublimity. I recognize those irrigation pipe wheels from a photo I posted not long ago.
The ducks appear to be mallards, but I tend to think most ducks look like mallards. It could be because most of the ducks in town are mallards. So these might be mallards.
This photo was taken at the pond swamp thing behind the park and ride on Cascade Highway at the north edge of town.
Hey hey hey hey!
This is my periodic begging for guest photographers. If you’re interested, please see the contribute a photo page for details. I am short on photos at the moment, and with it apparently raining for the next bit, I probably won’t have an opportunity to obtain more until after it passes. Thanks!
I’m not sure how obvious it is from the photo (click on it to see it larger), but there are a lot of birds in the branches of this tree. I count at least twelve or thirteen. I tried to get closer shots of them, but they were pretty far away, and I was behind a fence. I have no idea what kind of birds they are, as usual.
This was taken along the path by the wetland area off of Sunrise Dr.
This cute cat was sitting on the sidewalk near my house the other day. I think it was waiting to have its picture taken. Maybe it had seen me around town with my camera. I have a bit of a reputation for that, I think.
In site news…
I’ve added a few more things to the new layout, including a different lightbox plugin, an improved gallery layout for posts with multiple images, more login options for commenting, a related posts plugin, several options to share posts on various social media sites, and the option to get post notifications via email (in the right-hand menu, or at the end of the post below).
I tried to make everything small and unobtrusive, but still available if you want to use them.
This photo is nowhere near as dramatic or cool as one I posted the other day from guest photographer Maryann Nielson, but it’s still a slice of life here in the valley. I know pretty much nothing about such things, but it looked like the guy on the tractor was using the attachment on the back to flatten things down in the field, or maybe it was cutting things down. Or maybe neither one.
This was shot along Cascade Highway, across the street from the park and ride at the north edge of town.