Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Web 1.0

Someone/thing had been very industrious while I slept. I love how this caught the early morning sunlight.

Monday, April 28, 2008


Geyser fountain in front of the State Capitol. Kids make great use of these in the summer heat.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Springtime on Campus

Early spring and a great place to 'study'. Along the Mill race as it meanders through Willamette University.

Friday, April 25, 2008

February Sunset

Straight out of the camera. This was an incredible sunset!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Back Deck Bandits

Surprise at the cat food dish. These are the hungrier or braver two of four babies; the others ran under the deck.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Oregon National Guard training. New snow on the foothills of the Cascade Mountains to the east.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tulip Month

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm I'm glad that I got some good photos before the wet, cold weather moved in.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


On the lake at Spinnaker Point, south of McGilchrist, near the airport. Stone Quarry Lake, which started life as a gravel pit, is a popular spot for Canadian Geese and other migratory birds.

Saturday, April 19, 2008


We are experiencing an unusual winter-like cold front which so far has brought snow, rain, sleet and hail with sun breaks in between! This is extremely worrisome for the fruit farmers of the Columbia River Gorge. At stake are budding and blooming trees which normally would bring a harvest of 300 tons of cherries, apples and pears worth $110 million.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

This Old House

Worthington House

In 1990, the state government decided to relocate, rather than demolish, several houses to make way for the new North Mall Office Building complex, just south of D Street and between Summer and Winter streets. The houses were then restored and are now used as office buildings.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Amtrak Rail

Salem's only passenger railroad runs along 12th street.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Wooden Shoes @ Wooden Shoe

At the annual tulip display at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in nearby Woodburn.

Monday, April 14, 2008


I had forgotten that one shouldn't walk the Capital grounds without a few peanuts in your pocket. The squirrels have trained people well. When they see you approaching, they scamper toward you and wait, and will even take a peanut right from your hand. Sorry to disappoint this little cutie; I will remember to fill my pockets next time.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Lunch in the Park

A great place for lunch at Mission Mill Museum. This is Mill Race that I featured on April theme day here as it has been channeled through the complex. The large red building is the former Thomas Kay Woolen Mill.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Tulips and Cameras are out

The fields are blooming at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in nearby Woodburn. The annual display always brings out the cameras.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Star Trees

Five giant Sequoias were planted in 1942 to honor Willamette University's 100th anniversary. They are referred to as the “Star Trees", as they were planted symmetrically, so that their tops form a five-point star framing the sky. They are reported to be the tallest trees on any U.S. university campus. The Star Trees are located north of Willamette University's Waller Hall along State Street (across from the Capitol).

Thursday, April 10, 2008

April in Salem

Willamette University campus.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Cold Coast

Cold, rainy, windy at the coast, about an hour west of here.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Sunrise II

Beautiful sunrise.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Playground Sculpture

"A Parade of Animals" on the Capitol grounds. 1991 by Peter Helzer.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


I don't know the history of this wheel, but there were many settlers in this area who arrived by covered wagon. This was found along Olney Road.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Flipping Houses?

Not sure if this house is being converting to a 2-story, or just getting a new foundation. I love how the front porch is still attached! Found this in an older neighborhood along Ferry Street near 20th I think. Homes in this neighborhood were built in the early 1900's. It is good to see them restored.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Spring blossoms abound

Near the Railroad Station on 12th.


Such a beautiful time of the year.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

City Daily Photo Theme Day--"Water"

The mill race as it flows through the grounds of the Mission Mill Museum.

According to the Salem Public Library, Oregon Historic Photograph Collections, this race has quite a history. It was created by the early pioneers to divert water from Mill Creek for use by local industries. In the 1870's it provided water for the Pioneer Oil Company at this site. When the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill was built here (which still stands is open for tours), it powered the gears and belts which ran the entire mill operation. Continuing through the Willamette University campus, it powered a city generating station at Liberty & Trade Streets, and a lumber mill which stood where it emptied into the Willamette River.

More then 170 members of City Daily Photo have joined in this month for theme day -- water! Please enjoy a visit to a few cities that interest you.
Adelaide, Australia by Gordon,
Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen,
American Fork (UT), USA by Annie,
Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie,
Ararat, Australia by Digger,
Arradon, France by Alice,
Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine,
Athens, Greece by Debbie,
Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar,
Austin (TX), USA by LB,
Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto,
Barton (VT), USA by Andree,
Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro by Paja,
Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro by Bibi,
Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA,
Bicheno, Australia by Greg,
Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah,
Boston (MA), USA by Fenix - Bostonscapes,
Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston,
Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre,
Brighton, UK by Harvey,
Brookville (OH), USA by Abraham,
Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt,
Budapest, Hungary by Isadora,
Canterbury, UK by Rose,
Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne,
Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff,
Chateaubriant, France by Bergson,
Cheltenham, UK by Marley,
Chicago (IL), USA by b.c.,
Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle,
Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01,
Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01,
Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish,
Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic,
Cypress (TX), USA by Riniroo,
Dallas/Fort Worth (TX), USA by A Wandering Soul,
Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01,
Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow,
East Gwillimbury, Canada by Your EG Tour Guide,
Evry, France by Olivier,
Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie,
Greenville (SC), USA by Denton,
Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange,
Guelph, Canada by Pat,
Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady,
Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi,
Hampton (VA), USA by ptowngirl,
Haninge, Sweden by Steffe,
Helsinki, Finland by Kaa,
Hobart, Australia by Greg,
Hyde, UK by Old Hyde,
Inverness (IL), USA by Neva,
Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon,
Jakarta, Indonesia by Santy,
Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005,
Jogjakarta, Indonesia by Jogja Portrait,
Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria,
Juneau (AK), USA by Gwyn,
Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin,
Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine,
Lake Forest Park (WA), USA by Azure,
Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale,
Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo,
Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl,
Lisbon, Portugal by Maria João,
Lodz, Poland by ritalounge,
London, UK by Mo,
London, UK by Ham,
Mainz, Germany by JB,
Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan,
Marseille, France by Alex,
Mazatlan, Mexico by Kate,
Melbourne, Australia by John,
Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo,
Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart,
Menton, France by Jilly,
Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol,
Mexico City, Mexico by Poly,
Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg,
Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch,
Minsk, Belarus by Olga,
Monrovia (CA), USA by Keith,
Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly,
Montego Bay, Jamaica by Ann,
Monterrey, Mexico by rafa,
Moscow, Russia by Irina,
Mumbai, India by Magiceye,
Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu,
Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia,
Nancy, France by yoshi,
Naples (FL), USA by Isabella,
Nashville (TN), USA by Chris,
Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben,
New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser,
New York City (NY), USA by Ming the Merciless,
Niamey, Niger by Dinabee,
Norfolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl,
Norman (OK), USA by Chad & LaCresha,
Norwich, UK by Goddess888,
Nottingham, UK by Gail’s Man,
Odense, Denmark by ania odense,
Omsk, Russia by Nataly,
Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla,
Oslo, Norway by Lothiane,
Paderborn, Germany by Soemchen,
Paris, France by Eric,
Paris, France by Gordio,
Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben,
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay,
Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise,
Pont-à-Mousson, France by Tintin-j,
Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar,
Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam,
Port Townsend (WA), USA by raf,
Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo,
Portland (OR), USA by NWgal,
Portland (ME), USA by Corey,
Portsmouth (VA), USA by ptowngirl,
Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03,
Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston,
Riga, Latvia by Prokur,
Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke,
Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter,
Saigon, Vietnam by Simon,
Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes,
Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate,
Salt Lake City (UT), USA by atc,
Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric,
San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia,
San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson,
Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck,
Seattle (WA), USA by Kim,
Seguin (TX), USA by Thien,
Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound,
Sequim (WA), USA by Eponabri,
Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia,
Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa,
Shanghai, China by Jing,
Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny,
Singapore, Singapore by Keropok,
Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia,
St Francis, South Africa by Sam,
Stavanger, Norway by Tanty,
Stayton (OR), USA by Celine,
Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo,
Stouffville, Canada by Ken,
Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC,
Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl,
Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge,
Sydney, Australia by Nathalie,
Sydney, Australia by Sally,
Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo,
Tacloban City, Philippines by agnesdv,
Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K,
Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas,
The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard,
Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine,
Toruń, Poland by Torun Observer,
Toulouse, France by Julia,
Turin, Italy by Livio,
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy,
Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger,
Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison,
Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2,
Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl,
Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin,
Washington (DC), USA by Rachel,
Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich,
Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb,
West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria,
West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara,
Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto,
Williamsburg (VA), USA by ptowngirl,
Willits (CA), USA by Elaine,
Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn