Guest photographer Chuck Martin caught this lovely sunset just north of nearby Sublimity. Thanks, Chuck!
When I was at the Meet The Lambies day out near Scio last weekend, I shot this photo of a nearby barn in the rain. You can see some sheep in the foreground.
This colorful little bird was taking a stroll through the parking lot outside of Roth’s on Shaff Rd. the other day. I’m not sure what kind it is, though. I had thought maybe it was a European Starling, but I don’t see the spots that seem to be a thing with them. Could it be something in that family? I have no idea what birds exist around here. Whatever he or she is, they’re cute.
Guest photographer Denny Barnes made me a very happy camper by sending along some photos he took at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival outside Woodburn. I wasn’t able to go this year, but that’s okay, because Denny’s photos rock. His description:
Me and about 10 million other people visited Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm Sunday. Didn’t really want to go on a weekend but this was the only opportunity I’ll probably have this year. It was very-very busy with lots of people and impossible to get shots without people in them. The tulips were very pretty but some were already done. The steam tractors were running so I grabbed a few shots of them and of course the John Deere which everybody shoots. Took lots of photos and this is some of what I saw.
Click below to see his photos. Thanks, Denny!
We had joy, we had fun, we had buzzards in the sun…
Guest photographer Denny Barnes has buzzards. I’m fairly certain he’s still alive, though, so no need to worry about that. He caught one of the interesting birds up in a tree. His description:
Several of the buzzards were out sunning themselves this morning before the days work of soaring. They do this, warming their wings, in the first hour of daylight and this one stayed put long enough for me to get the my camera and a shot of him.
That’s awesome. I didn’t know there were any buzzards around here. Of course, I didn’t know there were pigeons around here until I went to Wolston Farms for Meet the Lambies day, either. There is so very much I do not know. Thanks, Denny!
Dave (of StaytonEvents.com) and Maryann Nielson took me along to Wolston Farms outside of nearby Scio for the annual Meet The Lambies day yesterday. They had newborn lambs, sheep, border collies, chickens, even pigeons up in the rafters of the barn, and it was all pretty awesome. It was my first time attending, and I’m glad I went.
Below are far too many photos of the various sights. Click on them to see them larger.
Guest photographer David Nielson of StaytonEvents.com sent along this gorgeous photo of a house and field full of beautiful yellow flowers he shot north of nearby Sublimity. Thanks, Dave!
We have a rare sighting today, friends! I spotted the elusive paper coffee cup perched on a rock near the boat launch near the bridge at the south end of town. I approached carefully, so as not to frighten it, and was lucky enough to get this shot before it scurried for cover. You’ll forgive my focus being a bit off, as I was so worried about getting too close. I need not have worried, though, as it let me approach, and I was able to capture it and return it to its natural habitat — a recycling bin where it can live out its remaining days in peace, and will someday be reborn.