I posted a picture of the tree in the middle back in June. I’m doing it again because the sky was very pretty yesterday, and the reflection made things that much prettier. Nature’s cool like that.
This was shot at the south end of 4th Ave.
I’m sad. I went by my favorite little water place off the south end of 4th Ave., and most of the trees which used to line the water are gone. Well, not gone, exactly… you can see them piled up on the left side of the water. Serious, major, total bummer. I looked forward to each new season, just to see how those trees would change. Guess I can’t do that now.
The photo at right is what it looks like during autumn, when the leaves turn brilliant colors and it’s just awesome. At least, it was. I suppose the trees were removed to make way for a new housing development going in. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it. I’d rather have the trees.
I was trying to be artsy fartsy last night with a 2-minute long exposure of the water and trees on the corner of 4th Ave. and Water St. It’s rather dark there at night, so I couldn’t see all that well (I couldn’t see the trees at all), and it was too dark to use auto focus. I ended up guessing and missed the mark a bit, but it could be worse.
I actually managed to go out a few days ago and take a few photos. Not many, but at least I was out for a little bit. This is one of my favorite spots, at the corner of 4th Ave. and Water St. I’ve posted photos of it before, but I’ll happily do it again.
Back there in the background is the bridge they recently installed for walking access to Santiam Park. Someday they may even open the bridge to pedestrians if they ever sort out the right of way stuff on the north side of the bridge. That would be swell.
Now here’s something I’ve never seen in Stayton before (which weren’t imported from the coast, that is) — sea shells. When they (presumably the City) had the waterway under Water St. down low the other day, these shells could be seen sitting on some of the rocks which line the banks of the water.
I apologize for the photo being a bit blurry, but I couldn’t get close to them without risking personal injury and most likely annoying the workers further down stream. Mostly, though, I just didn’t want to fall and break anything. Click on the photo and it will be larger and less blurry and stuff.
Fun fact #1! I’ve never broken any bones before.
Fun fact #2! You don’t care about that stuff. I’m over sharing. Sorry about that.
Fun fact #3! I don’t really have another fact. I just like things to be in threes. And that’s a fact.
The City (I assume) was working on the waterway which runs under Water St. the other day, and it left water levels low enough to see what we normally can’t. This particular bridge is the driveway of the “Castle” house on Water St.
I’ve taken photos from this vantage point before…
So you can see how far down the water level was in comparison to the previously posted photos. I took some other photos of bridge supports, rocks, and sea shells, but I haven’t properly gone through those yet. If I find anything interesting, I may post another photo in another day or two or three.
In a probably successful effort to drive a theme into the ground, I am presenting the third day in a row of clouds reflected in my favorite power canal off of the south end of town, along Water St. (see also: Ye Olde Barn and Natural Symmetry). This is the last photo of the power canal (for now), but I may post another photo tomorrow of a ditch. But it’s a pretty ditch, I swear.
I posted a photo of this nifty red barn back on January 2nd. When I took that photo, the sky was bright blue. I figured it might be interesting to take basically the same shot with a cloudy sky, just for grins and giggles. The clouds make a big difference, I think.