Sunday, May 31, 2009

Horsin' Around

Family Fun Festival 2009
Tabernaculo de Salem
5010 Acts Way NE
Salem, OR 97317

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Boise Cascade Corporation
315 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR

Sunset as seen through glass bricks.

Friday, May 29, 2009

To Bumble Like a Bee

Keizer Iris Festival
Month of May
Display Gardens
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens
3625 Quinaby Rd NE
Salem, OR

Yellow Faced Bumble Bee

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tall Bearded Iris

Keizer Iris Festival
Month of May
Display Gardens
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens
3625 Quinaby Rd NE
Salem, OR

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Peony Paradise

Display Gardens
May 2 - June 14, 2009
Adelman Peony Gardens
5690 Brooklake Rd NE
Brooks, OR 97305

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wine Dog

Memorial Day Open House
May 23-25, 2009
Bryn Mawr Vineyards
5955 Bethel Heights Rd NW
Salem, OR 97304

This week's dog theme (three pics in 7 days) has been completely unintentional. They just seem to be everywhere I've been lately, not to mention a very compliant and photogenic subject.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Real Hard Cider

Memorial Weekend Open House
May 23-25, 2009
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks
6130 Bethel Heights Rd NW
Salem, OR 97304

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Bloom Season

Keizer Iris Festival
Month of May
Display Gardens
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens
3625 Quinaby Rd NE
Salem, OR

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Area Orchestra Concert
May 22, 2009
Sprague High School
2373 Kuebler Rd S
Salem, OR 97302

Sprague High School Camarata - Oregon's 2009 String Orchestra State Champions

Friday, May 22, 2009

Game Trout

Wizard Falls Hatchery
7500 Forest Service Road 14
Camp Sherman, OR 97730

Thanks to the fish cultivating practices of Oregon's 33 fish hatcheries, come May 25th, the Santiam River will be 3,000 trout richer.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Good Boys!!!

South Salem, OR

Not herding dogs but worth a photograph anyways. They were waiting very patiently in the back of their pick-up for their master to return.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Herding Dog

Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials
Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair
May 14-17, 2009
35891 Richardson Gap Road
Scio, OR

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Boise Cascade Corporation
315 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR

I've always wondered what the inside of the former pulp and paper mill looked like. It looks just as I bad as the stench that used to emanate from it.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Bunker Gear

EMS Week Open House
May 18, 2009
Keizer Fire District
661 Chemawa Rd NE
Keizer, OR 97303

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Backlit Petals

Schreiner's Iris Gardens
3625 Quinaby Rd Ne
Salem, OR 97303

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Abstract Seating

LB Day Amphitheater
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR 97310

Friday, May 15, 2009

All Aboard

Salem Amtrak Station
500 13th St. SE
Salem, OR 97301

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fire Escape Therapy

Pacific Trust Bank
109 Commercial St NE
Salem, OR

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Big Boom Stick

Armed Forces Day
May 13, 2009
Capitol Mall
900 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Three Howitzer cannons fired several shells each to salute Americans serving in the all five branches of the Armed Forces - Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

Below: Governor Kulongowski with Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Michael Darsow

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tragic Fate

Bethel Cemetery
Bethel, OR

George D. Spong was the eldest son of Alexander and Margaret Spong who came to Oregon on a wagon train in 1851. Shortly after arrival, the Spong's took up a land donation claim along the Willamette River and started a ferry enterprise. Drowning seems to be an ironic fate for Geo. whose family capitalized on the river's prospects. Salem's bridges gapped the geography between Salem and West Salem and eventually forced the Spong's out of business. Today, Spong's Landing Park, west of Keizer, still serves as a popular kayak/canoe launch site and swimming hole.

Monday, May 11, 2009

0-60 MPH

South Salem, OR

Abandoned Ford Pick-Up dash.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!!

A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village
116 Marion St NE
Salem, OR 97301

To honor Moms and all the hard work we do, the museum invited mothers to a fun filled day for free. Cha-ching! I actually wasn't able to capitalize on the savings opportunity. I had to work...hard. Pictured is one of my favorite attractions at the museum. I don't recall what it's called but it's some kind of kinetic thermal screen. It detects and traces your body movements in psychedelic colors ala an old Led Zeppelin video.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Stacked Pallets

Oregon Cherry Growers, Inc.
1520 Woodrow St NE
Salem, OR 97303

Friday, May 8, 2009

Great Seats...

LB Day Amphitheater
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR 97310 long as you don't sit. Definitely not built for comfort.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Trees Avenging

Fairview Industrial Dr SE
Salem, OR

I wasn't able to recover any information about Morehouse Logging but I'm certain they're not using this truck anymore.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Talking to the Hands

Oregon Glove Co.
1490 12th St SE
Salem, OR 97302

Making fine leather gloves since 1948.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

For Sale - Like New

Thrill-Ville USA
8372 Enchanted Way
Turner, OR 97392

Once one the nation's smallest amusement parks, Thrill-Ville closed it's doors for good last year because of rising insurance costs. All the park's attractions are currently for sale including The Giant Slide. You can take this beauty home for a mere $22,000. I wonder what shipping costs would be? No matter, it's still a bargain.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Fido's Watering Hole

Bush's Pasture Park
715 Mission St SE
Salem, OR 97302

Doggie drinking fountain.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Oregon Ag Fest
April 25-26, 2009
Oregon State Fairgrounds
2330 17th St
Salem, OR

What a difference 6 months makes.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Thorns A Plenty

Salem, OR 97302

More scenes from my backyard.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Theme Day : Shadows

Spring Tulip Festival
March 25-May 3, 2009
Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
33814 Meridian Rd
Woodburn, OR 97071