I went past the community garden on the corner of 4th Ave. and Florence St. yesterday, and noticed it was looking ready for new plantings. I always like to see the various things that get planted there, especially the sunflowers.
I spotted this rather large mound of something or other a few days ago along E. Santiam St. It looks like sawdust to me, but honestly, I have no idea what it is. It’s pretty big, though, so I hereby dub thee Stayton Mountain. Adventurers will come from far and wide to scale its towering cliffs and treacherous terrain to reach its summit. Locals will become guides. A booming tourist trade is about to begin.
If it’s still there, that is. And if the owner of the land is cool with it. I get a percentage of all proceeds, because I named it.
As I was uploading the photo for this post, it occurred to me I had already taken a similar photo of the same farm off of Boedigheimer Rd. just outside of Stayton. It’s pretty strange how similar the two photos are, though the older photo from 2010 was shot later in the year and has a lot more brown.
Yellow flowers can be difficult to capture properly, as the color can bleed and it’s easy to have them become over saturated. I’m no photography expert, but I’ve found if I underexpose the photo a little, it helps retain the proper color on the flower. I did that with this image, and it made the flower look like a spotlight.