This road, just across Highway 22 off of Fern Ridge Rd., is rather hilly. I shot this near Campbell-Grier Cemetery, facing north.
Oregon did its impression of Alaska yesterday and was blanketed in snow. The above photo is of Fern Ridge Rd., looking east. Highway 22 bisects the image (behind the stop sign), but it’s not visible beyond that little line. The field to the left of that car on the hill is part of Etzel Farm. It’s something of an optical illusion, in that where I was standing was flat and that’s a fairly steel hill in the distance, but it almost looks like it could be the other way around.
That vehicle on the hill stayed there for several minutes. I don’t know if they made it down, as I had to go home. It was too darned cold out there to stay out for long.
The temperature will stay about the same today (below freezing), so the snow isn’t going to go anywhere. That means I won’t be going out on my scooter to the car show/fireman’s breakfast at the fire department, the craft bazaar at the middle school, or the tree lighting on 3rd Ave. this evening — provided they are all still happening, that is. I know the car show and breakfast are still on (at least as of last night’s post on their Facebook page. The Star Cinema’s Facebook page says (again, as of last night) that their almost free movie is still on. And StaytonEvents.com says the craft bazaar is still a go.
If you go to any of those events and want to share pictures here, that would be awesome! My little scooter just wasn’t made for snow. Please see the Contribute a Photo page for how to submit your image(s). Snow pictures would be great, too, so please feel free to send those on over, too. Thank you!
Stay safe out there.
About a week ago I posted a photo of some tree trunks with scattered leaves around them. The leaves on the trees finally turned this beautiful yellow, so here’s another shot of them. These trees live along Shaff Rd., across from Bi-Mart.
I think guest photographer Maryann Nielson really captured the hustle and bustle of 3rd Ave., which she described as:
Hot summer night in downtown Stayton.
Yes. If you’re looking for a veritable hotbed of activity, look no further than Stayton at night. But don’t just take my word for it. The photo speaks for itself.
Happy New Year, everyone!
Today’s photo is a repeat. New Year’s Day is the only time I post a duplicate photo. It’s a way of reminding myself what on earth I posted the previous year (I forget), and picking out a favorite to share as a way to wrap up the previous year.
Ever Onward (see the original post) was taken just barely outside of town, on Fern Ridge Rd.
Other personal favorites:
- Holding On To Good
- Maybe Run Through The Fire
- Seize The Day
- 2012 Fireworks Show
- In The Quiet
- The Good Things I’ve Found
- Perigee Moon
- Where Is My Mind
- In The Night
- Proof Of The Matter
This is a leaf in some rainwater on a street. I think that pretty much sums up Oregon during the autumn months.
In other news, there are a bunch of holiday happenings around town today (check StaytonEvents.com for the list). I’ll be attending the Santa Cruise-In car show at Stayton Fire Department and the Christmas and craft bazaar at Stayton Middle School. I might visit the tree lighting, too, depending on if I have any energy left, and if the weather cooperates. If you see a short round woman with a perpetually confused look on her face (plus a camera in her hand), say hi.
If you’ve heard anything about Oregon, it’s probably that it rains a lot here. The summer is pretty dry, but the rest of the time, we do get the rain. I’m not complaining, though, because that rain is what makes Oregon beautiful.
I took this photo last month on Marion St. where it crosses 3rd Ave. I had stopped under a tree to avoid the torrent of rain you see in the picture. The building on the left is US Bank. The building at the end of the road is the library. The building in the middle… I don’t know what it is, but it has (or possibly had, since I haven’t look recently) a wooden flamingo on it.
The trees came from Mother Nature. The streets came from big trucks filled with stuff they make streets from. The vehicles came from mommy and daddy vehicles who love each other very much, or maybe it was a one night stand. I don’t know. The wood of the pole came from a tree.