Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Reflector Art

"Portals Through Time" by Dick Elliott
Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301

Tomorrow the museum will dedicate "Portals Through Time" which consists of 45-windows that decorate the 2nd floor of the museum. The windows are made from amber, blue, clear, green and red safety reflectors. The kaleidoscope effect they create inside the building is even more artistic. The museum is also celebrating the opening of The Art of Ceremony: Regalia of Native Oregon exhibit and its 10-year anniversary this week.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Soap Box Racer

Salem Soap Box Derby
2008 Fall Rally Races
September 27 & 28
Bush Park
Salem, OR

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ride in the Country

Peach of a Century
September 28, 2008

The annual 100-Mile bike trek, sponsored by the Salem Bicycle Club, routes over 1000 cyclists through Salem, Jefferson, Stayton, Sublimity and Silverton's rural areas. As of 9AM, the countryside was peppered with brightly clad cyclists pedaling through the pastures. Free peach pie awaits cyclists at the 100-mile marker.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Say Cheese

Say Cheese, originally uploaded by gogouci.

National Alpaca Farm Days
September 27-28, 2008
Cascade Shadow Alpacas, LLC
6592 Heritage Hill Rd. SE
Salem, OR 97317

Breeding alpacas worth $10-20K? Source of organic weaving fiber? Potty-trained? I think I may have found my next investment.

Friday, September 26, 2008


Welcome to football boys!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Carousel Animals

Albany Brass Ring Historical Carousel and Museum
503 First Avenue W
Albany, OR 97321

Pictured are three completed hand carved carousel animals. Projected completion date for the all hand hewn Victorian carousel is 2018. The museum featured a workshop where the pieces were being carved, a studio where the completed animals went to be painted and treated, a museum that housed vintage original Dentzel carousel animals and carousel panels. The artistry and detail of all the animals was amazing. What makes the project even more unbelievable was the fact that all the materials were donated and the workmanship volunteered. If ever in the Albany area, this is a must see.

Below, unfinished cat with volunteer working diligently on the next detail.

For more information: www.albanybrassring.com

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Old Flour Sacks

Thompson's Mills State Heritage Site
32655 Boston Mill Drive
Shedd, OR 97377

Examples of the sacks the mills distributed flour in and their many uses (garment fabrication) after the flour was depleted. Thompson's Mills just celebrated its 150th birthday last Saturday, though it hasn't been in production for 20 years. The State Parks Department hopes to open the grounds year-round to visitors starting this October.
Below, the mill along the Calapooia River.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Obama on Sax

Navy Band Northwest (Bremerton, WA) Salem Performance
September 23, 2008
Corban College
Salem, OR
Actually not Obama, but the Navy Band's South by Northwest Dixieland Band performing "When the Saints Go Marching In."

Monday, September 22, 2008

Torque & Power

Skull, originally uploaded by gogouci.

Harley Davidson Skull
Salem Eagles Motorcycle Cruise-In

September 20, 2008

There were about 20 bikes competing in several categories from Best Looking Old Bike to Best Looking Custom Bike. They should have had a Most Shiny & Ominous Looking Chrome Trim. This would have won hands down.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bridge Crossing

Covered Bridge Festival
September 20-21
Linn County Covered Bridges
Gilkey Bridge over Thomas Creek, Scio OR

This weekend Timber Linn Park hosted the Covered Bridge Festival. Activities included a tour of 6 bridges in Marion and Linn Counties. Images of two of these bridges are shown.

Below, Hoffman Bridge, Crabtree, OR.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Old Burying Ground

Salem Pioneer Cemetary 1, originally uploaded by gogouci.

Salem Pioneer Cemetery
Corner of South Commercial & Hoyt Streets
Salem, OR

Today a small group of volunteers decended on the cemetery to straighten and clean some of the neglected headstones and grave sites. Pioneer Cemetery's most notable occupant is Jason Lee, founder of both the city of Salem and Willamette University.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Le Tour Des Plants

Willow Lake Nursery
5655 Windsor Island Road
Keizer, OR 97303
Les Tours Des Plants - A Gardener's Excursion
September 13 - 21, 2008
Event that runs the course of 9 days with 49 garden centers and specialty nurseries throughout the Willamette Valley participating. Activities include guided tours of grounds, planting demonstrations, lectures and special event price reductions.
For more information: www.letourdesplants.com

Thursday, September 18, 2008

In Memorium

Oregon Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Ceremony
State of Oregon
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
4190 Aumsville Highway SE
Salem, OR 97317-8983

Below, 21 Names added to the memorial for today's ceremony, 9 of whom perished last month in a helicopter crash while fighting the Iron 44 Fire in California's Trinity Alps.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Made in Oregon

E.Z. Orchards Farm Market
5504 Hazel Green Rd NE
Salem, OR

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Vintage Fire Truck

Marion County Fire District 1 Open House

300 Cordon Road

Salem, OR

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Happiness is a Butterfly

Wings of Wonder
11345 Church St
Independence, OR 97351

For more information: wingsofwonder.us

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Civilian Conservation Corps Statue

Forest History Center

Oregon Department of Forestry Headquarters

2600 State Street

Salem, OR 97310

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

3/4 Violin by Stroebel

3/4 Violin by Stroebel, originally uploaded by gogouci.

Henry Stroebel, Violin Maker since 1985

10878 Mill Creek Road

Aumsville, OR 97325

Monday, September 8, 2008

Outlaw 1

Outlaw 1, originally uploaded by gogouci.

Sublimity Harvest Festival, Sublimity, OR

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Dazzlin' Dahlias

Frey's Dahlias 3, originally uploaded by gogouci.

Frey's Dahlias, Turner, OR

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Governor's Office

Governor's Office, originally uploaded by gogouci.

Capitol Building, Salem, OR

Friday, September 5, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Elsinore Theater

Elsinore Theater 2, originally uploaded by gogouci.

Salem, OR

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Viking Brass

Viking Brass, originally uploaded by gogouci.

North Salem High School Marching Band, 1st Wednesday of September performance, Downtown Salem, OR

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bumps in the Road

Bumps in the Road, originally uploaded by gogouci.

Hylo Road, Salem, OR

Monday, September 1, 2008

Young Grapes on the Vine

Young Grapes on the Vine, originally uploaded by gogouci.

Willamette Valley Vineyards, Salem, OR