I’m pretty sure this female mallard duck at Pioneer Park was posing for my camera. I can’t prove it, of course, since she swam away before I could ask her. That was kind of rude, if you ask me. Darn duck. Still, she is cute, so whatever.
Guest Photographer Terri Jo Adams spotted something I had no clue lived here in Stayton — an albino squirrel at Pioneer/Neitling Park. Her description:
Ok, now I KNOW the picture’s grainy and blurry, but it’s the best I could do at the time with my puny point-and-shoot camera. If anybody else who has access to BETTER photographic equipment than I, I’d LOVE to have a better photo of this amazing critter. Yes, it’s really an albino squirrel – and I spotted it today at Pioneer Park in Stayton. John Brandt lives nearby, he may have more opportunities to spot the lil guy than others might. Seeing this made my jaw drop – I’ve never seen an albino squirrel before … ain’t life grand? !!!
Here’s a shot of it from further away:
I am going to have to stalk the part to see if I can get a shot of it myself. Thanks, Terri Jo!
I was down at Pioneer Park yesterday taking pictures of some mallard ducks, when this dog decided to go for a bit of a swim. The ducks didn’t seem too concerned, and the dog was perfectly happy to leave the ducks alone, and left the water when its owner called it.
It reminds me of a photo by guest photographer Maryann Nielson I posted a little while back of a dog chasing a duck.
I will probably post another photo of the ducks in a day or two, because ducks are cute.
I seem to be on a run of green stuff in recent days days, so here’s another one. This is a from a random tree at Pioneer Park.
A plea for guest photographers!
I haven’t been feeling well this past week, and haven’t had the opportunity to go out and take pictures (which, unfortunately, means no appropriate image on this anniversary of 9/11). I could really use the help of guest photographers, so if you’re interested, please let me know. See the Contribute a Photo page for details. Thank you!
Today we have a joint effort between me (the photo above) and guest photographer John Brandt (the photos below). There is construction going on at the Jordan Bridge, a covered bridge at Pioneer Park. They’re fixing something or other (I’m so good with details) to make it not fall down and go boom.
Click on the thumbnails below to be taken to John’s Flickr page for each photo. And thanks to John for the photos and for the post idea.