This is part of the Etzel farm off of Fern Ridge Rd., just outside of town. I just liked the contrast of the green fields with the lighter colored buildings.
The center part of this sunset image looks like an eye to me, which makes me think of that old song “Eye In The Sky” by the Alan Parsons Project. It also reminds me of Sauron’s floating eye from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. I don’t think the eye in the photo had any ill intent, but if you see any hobbits or elves around, be concerned.
We have a purple calla lily flower for today. Due to an illness in the family, I haven’t been able to go out and take photos recently. That leads me to…
A call for guest photographers!
As you may know, without my awesome, lovely, and brilliant guest photographers, this daily photo blog would have ended a long time ago. If anyone out there who has taken local area photos (in other words, the Willamette Valley) and would like to see one or more of those photos spotlighted here, I would love you forever.
You would retain full copyright and you’d receive full credit. The only place your image(s) would be uploaded would be here, with links only posted on various social media sites.
If you’re interested, please see the Contribute a Photo page. Thank you!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes sent today’s two photos (social media peeps, click on the link to see both photos) of an awesome rainbow hanging out over some cows. His description:
We had some very strong thunderstorms with lots of lightning pass by just east of us producing this beautiful full arch rainbow but I was too close to get the whole thing. Didn’t seem to impress the cows very much but I thought it was pretty.
I guess the cows weren’t mooooo-ved by the storm. Ha, get it? Gosh, I am so darn clever.
This tractor was pulling what I believe is a chisel plow (which I learned last year) down E. Santiam St. recently. I don’t know where it came from or where it went, but I would imagine it’s a bit difficult to drive oversized equipment through town.
Sharon Barnes is hoping someone in the community can help her locate a heirloom windchime accidentally sold from her strawberry stand at the end of last season in front of Ace Hardware on 1st Ave. Please read below:
At the end of last season, we lost a very sentimental fixture of our strawberry stand, our “strawberry wind” chime (shown hanging at left in photo), when a young helper mistakenly sold it to a customer. As the poster states, the chime has been part of our season for over 25 years and is a memento of our mom, the original “strawberry lady.”
We don’t know the buyer’s name but we’ll be at the same location in front of Ace Hardware again this year, and we’re so hoping she will see our poster, understand the error and be willing to return the chime for a refund of her $10.00.
If anyone can help, please contact me (Celine) at celinechamberlingmailcom or comment below. I will forward your information to Sharon. Thank you.
(Social media peeps click through to see all the photos!)
Yesterday was a fundraiser at Pioneer Park to help secure some matching fund grants for improvements to the park. Local band Never2Late performed, there was face painting and balloon animals, hot dogs, and raffles to be had. Below you’ll find photos of the various activities, people, dogs, etc.
How about some pretty green farm fields for today? Well, there’s a bit of civilization on the left there… Power Motorsports, in fact. I think about cropping it out, but decided I liked having a little bit of that and a lot of nothing else but pretty.
This was shot along Boedigheimer Rd., facing west.
This guy was cruising along E. Santiam St. the other day on his bike. I wish I could take my scooter out of town like he seemed to be doing, but it doesn’t go fast enough. Maybe someday I’ll get a grown up bike, too. 🙂
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