I went hunting for autumn leaves a few days ago, but didn’t find much as of yet. If it hadn’t been for this big tree by the water off of 4th Ave., I was going to question whether we are really in October. It’s been pretty warm here so far, so the trees haven’t quite caught onto the fact we are almost a month into fall.
Just as the title says, I have been waiting for these trees to bloom at Pioneer Park so I could get this shot of the Jordan Bridge. I’ve done similar photos before (see: Dreaming, Invitation, and This Is Why I’m Here), but I think I like this one the best. And when I do it again next year, I’ll probably think the same thing, and I’ll look back at this one and wonder why I didn’t do better. Okay, I’ve already started doing that. But it will be worse a year from now.
What with it being the middle of winter, we here in Northwest Oregon experienced an immense amount of snow yesterday. As you can see from the photo above, it almost kind of sort of obscured part of the grass and made the trees appear to have a bad case of dandruff.
I zipped around town during this horrible storm to get some photos, so expect more slightly snowy photos over the next few days, unless I’m distracted by something shiny.
Guest photographer Tom Miller took today’s lovely image of Gilkey Bridge, also known as Thomas Creek Bridge, which span Thomas Creek near Scio. It was built in 1939, and looks quite a bit like the Jordan Bridge here in Stayton. Very pretty. Thanks, Tom!