Once again, guest photographer Tom Miller brings us a cool shot of an old rundown structure. I don’t know how he finds them, but I’m sure glad he does.
Guest photographer Tom Miller says this about his photo:
Just another snow photo of the old abandoned house just outside of Stayton.
I call it pretty danged cool. Thanks, Tom!
By the way…
Happy New Year’s Eve! If you are going anywhere tonight, please, please, please do not drink and drive. Use a designated driver or take a cab. It’s not worth the risk to yourself or anyone else. Have fun, but be safe.
I thought this house on Mountain Dr. looked rather pretty a few nights ago, so here’s a picture of this house on Mountain Dr. looking rather pretty.
A call for guest photographers!
This week’s weather is supposed to be pretty bad, which means I likely will be unable to go out and take pictures. So if anyone has any photos of the Stayton area they would like to share, I would love you forever. Please see the Contribute a Photo page for details. If you have any trouble with the form, please email the photo and other details to me at celinechamberlingmailcom. Thank you!
This was the view looking north from the Lone Oak Cemetery on the corner of 3rd Ave. and Fern Ridge Rd. a few days ago. You can’t see it in the photo, but Highway 22 bisects the image, right behind that line of trees behind the houses. I believe those buildings on the upper left are part of a farm between here and nearby Sublimity, which is just beyond the hill.
The hill looks a lot close than it actually is, since there’s a neighborhood, the highway, and some flatter land between where I took the picture and the hill itself.
Guest photographer Denny Barnes brings us today’s photo of beautiful autumn color. His description:
Finally getting a little color at my place. My coral-bark tree usually comes out bright yellow but this year it’s more orange than yellow??? I’ve noticed a lot of the trees in the woods this year are a little different in color and slow to come on. Could be our dry and warm early fall is causing it. Anyway, we are starting to get some good color now.
That’s interesting about the change in color. Nature is so danged fascinating. Thanks, Denny!
This is probably my favorite home in Stayton. Locally known as “the castle,” it certainly stands out architecturally, and how cool is it to have a little bridge for a driveway? Very, that’s how cool it is.
In the interest of full disclosure, I digitally removed a power line which ran diagonally in front of the home. It was large (parts of it were bright yellow) and it disturbed the awesome of the house itself. You can see it in a photo of the castle I posted four years ago.
The castle lives on Water St.
Guest photographer Rita Elkins saw this collapsed house and wondered what was up. Turns out, by a check of guest photographer John Brandt’s Flickr photostream (click on the small photo at right to see John’s full-sized photo of the house), that this house on Florence St. is being cleared out for more construction.
It’s sad to see that house go. The Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce downtown walking tour says the houses in that row were built in 1923 as workers’ cottages (I assume for the mill which used to be by to the houses).
As I mentioned two days ago, I spent last week in Portland while a relative went through radiation treatment at Good Samaritan Hospital. While we were there, we stayed at the Green Gables Guest House, a place owned by the hospital for patients and family of those going through cancer treatment.
The house is beautiful — it was built in 1908, and there are five bedrooms, plus shared bathrooms, living room, dining room, and kitchen. It made staying up there so much easier when we needed to only go a half block to get to her treatment. More information about the house can be found here.
This image is a six-photo vertical panorama, hence the somewhat distorted view of the house. It was the only way I could get it all in.