This is one of the views of the water which runs underneath the Jordan Bridge at Pioneer Park. Nature’s pretty.
I don’t know when this gate and sign went in on the land by the newish pedestrian bridge off of Florence St. I first noticed it two days ago, but I don’t go down that direction. I knew it was private property, but I’d seen people wander through there a lot. I guess the property owners noticed it, too.
While construction at the various public schools is ongoing, apparently all three will be opening on time, according to StaytonEvents.com. That’s great, despite this rather large bit of construction going on at the back of the grade school. This somewhat poorly constructed panorama (ignore the boo-boos) tries to show how big it is. I think it will be classrooms and a multi-purpose room eventually.
Good luck to all the kids and parents.
The old museum on 3rd Ave. is now Stayton’s courthouse. It opened last month, but I wasn’t able to attend the opening. So, here’s a photo of the outside, which looks a lot like how it looked when it was still the Santiam Historical Museum.
Speaking of the museum, it’s still looking for a new home. I really hope it finds one soon, as I think preserving bits of our past is needed.
A few days ago, I posted an old red barn from 1951. Today we have a very similar barn just down the road on Stayton Rd., which I’m guessing was built around the same time. I didn’t see any date written on this one like I did the last one, though.
This photo as a story. Well, not the photo itself, but how it came to be. My telephoto lens died recently when I was shooting a sunset image. I couldn’t afford to replace it, so I figured I’d do without for a while until I could. But last night, some very special people surprised me by having a package delivered to me. That package contained a new telephoto lens, one much nicer than the one I had before. I had no idea they were doing it, and I am still floored they would be so generous and kind.
I think they prefer to remain nameless, but they are amazing people, from The United States and Canada. And I am proud to call them my friends.
So, today’s photo is one of the first shot with my new lens.