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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This photo is nowhere near as dramatic or cool as one I posted the other day from guest photographer Maryann Nielson, but it’s still a slice of life here in the valley. I know pretty much nothing about such things, but it looked like the guy on the tractor was using the attachment on the back to flatten things down in the field, or maybe it was cutting things down. Or maybe neither one.
This was shot along Cascade Highway, across the street from the park and ride at the north edge of town.