Archive for the ‘Pictures’ Category


Covered Bridge Pics

   Posted by: John

There is a cool old covered bridge East of Albany. While we were visiting my sister we went over and looked at it and the cute little park that was right there by the bridge.

Oregon Covered Bridge

Me and my honey

Laura and Cathy

Posing on the Bridge


Winter is not officially here yet…

   Posted by: John

Some pictures from a park, showing that Winter has arrived early this year.

Cold water

Cold trail

Complete with graffiti

Sit there and you will freeze your backside

Ice in the water

Leaves and snow

Frozen branches

More frozen branches

Frozen foliage

Low fence

Not so frozen geese

Naturally flocked tree

Frosty pine needles


Lily in the snow

   Posted by: John

A little bit of snow to a small dog seems like a lot.  There’s about 4 inches of snow in the back yard…just about how long her legs are.


Winter has arrived!

   Posted by: John

And it has brought with it cold, snow and cold.  The weather bookies are saying -1 tonight. Yuck!

Here’s some snow pictures though!

Snow in the back yard

Doggie trail...more like doggie hops

We won't be sitting here for a while

Front yard


Some bushes just seem to attract more snow


Wind Turbines

   Posted by: John

Coming back from Glenns Ferry one day I drove several miles up a back road called Oregon Trail Byway.  It went straight through a wind turbine farm.  There were several hundred of the things around.  I stopped right by one of them.  There was surprisingly little sound.  One thing you never see from a distance is the power regulator/transformer outside the tower.

Tower base


Big Bird Killers


Nasty Weather

   Posted by: John

We had a couple days of thunderstorms.  Rain, wind, hail, and general nastiness.  We needed the rain badly.  And I love a good thunderstorm.  Here’s a few pictures of the rain, sky, and aftermath from the trees taking a beating.


More raining

Sky during storm

Clouds during storm

Yard after hail

Driveway after rain


Along the Way Back from Oregon

   Posted by: John

I stopped a couple places along Highway 20 on the way back home and got these shots.  The South Santiam river is very pretty, even though there is very little water in it.

River and sky

Water and rock and trees...oh my!

Lava rocks along the road

Trees, upright and fallen


A Few Good Pictures

   Posted by: John

While visiting my sister last week I took a bunch of pictures, but I also spent a lot of time messing with settings and often took many pictures of the same thing.  But, here are a few that I took that turned out good. 

Street corner where I grew up

Out the back and across the fields

Neighbor's barn

Apples on a tree in the field

Chair in the field

Getting ready to rain




   Posted by: John

The only benefit of having so much smoke in the air is that sunrise and sunset are very colorful.  Here’s this morning’ sunrise.

Getting ready to peek over the mountain

Behind a tree


Sunset Pictures

   Posted by: John

Taken from my sister’s back yard.


Fading to Orange

In between trees

Tree and star

Tree, blue and orange

Fading to red

Moon over the trees

Last gasp



   Posted by: John

Just a few random pictures.


Hay Bales


Silo Sunset

Half a Moon Away...

Lazy Lily


Another Road Trip

   Posted by: John

I had to go to Twin Falls to work on a client’s server last Saturday.  I took the camera, and got these shots on the way there.  I left early enough to get them.  Water and rocks mostly with a couple of other things thrown in for variety.

Water and bridge in a canyon


Small waterfall

Green water...

The Bridge


Big and little

Looking across lots of rocks

Rocky road


I took the neutral density filter with me to try out.  Here’s a picture of a waterfall without the ND filter on it.

Waterfall without filter

Here it is again, with the ND filter.  The water looks a lot different!

Waterfall with filter

That in itself is pretty cool, but I think this one turned out even better.

Flowing water