Guest photographer Maryann Nielson caught this beautiful scene at the pedestrian Bridge off of Florence St. So peaceful. She also mentioned there’s a fence going in near the bridge, on the private property being developed. I’m not happy to know that fence go up, but I know it’s the property owner’s right to do so. Still, it makes me sad. That’s such a beautiful area, and I hate to see it spoiled.
I shamelessly stole this off of guest photographer John Brandt’s Flickr page, because his shot of the path back to Riverfront Park is so pretty. Okay, technically John gave me permission to use any of his Flickr photos, but whatever. Thanks, John!
We have a new guest photographer today! Joanie Twomey-Shook sent long this beautiful image of the sign at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery on 3rd Ave. You can see the row of blossom trees from a bit earlier this spring. It seemed an appropriate photo to post on Memorial Day, a day to remember those who have passed. Thanks, Joanie!
Thanks to those who’ve responded
I want to thank all of you who have sent me guest photographer photos to keep this blog going during an illness in my family. If you want to contribute, please email me at celinechamberlingmailcom. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
This is a view of Fern Ridge Rd., just past where it crosses Highway 22 heading out of town. For the record, I was not parked in the middle of the road when I shot this. The road curves and I was off to the side next to it.
A great big huge plea for guest photographers!
Due to an illness in the family, I have not been able to go out and take pictures recently, and I’ve exhausted my supply of photos I can post. If you have taken photos from the area (Willamette Valley) you’re interested in helping, please see the Contribute a Photo page for details, and you can email me at celinechamberlingmailcom.
If I don’t receive submissions, I will likely have to put the blog on hiatus. I’ve never done that before in the nine years of doing this blog (it’s anniversary is on the 30th), and I would really hate to do it. But family is more important, so I’ll do what I must if it comes to that. Thank you.
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.
The view to the south from the newer part of E. Pine St. is rather pretty. It also seems to show some clear cutting of trees on the distant hills. The bit of smoke in the lower left was from something burning on a farm, I think. It was behind some trees, so I couldn’t tell what it was.
It’s a pretty area in which we live. I kinda like it.
In other news…
Today I will be going with Dave (of StaytonEvents.com) and Maryann Nielson to the Schreiner’s Iris Gardens in nearby Keizer to take pictures of irises. I’ve never been there before, but I’m fairly certain I will find plenty of irises to photograph, which means tomorrow I will be posting photos of irises. Irises, irises, irises.
My friend Norman Beer took today’s image of hundreds of blue ribbons tied to a tree outside of the Oregon State Capitol Building in nearby Salem. It’s actually two images merged into one, using a double-exposure feature on his camera. The flag above the tree is actually several yard away from the tree itself. It seems fitting to put that above it.
Thanks to Norm for the photo and for the fun photo trip on Saturday. He and his wife will be moving here from Phoenix next month, so watch out all you Eugene folks. He’s a very talented photographer, so consider yourselves lucky to have him.