Monday, January 14, 2013

Winter In The Valley

I love winter time in the Willamette Valley. I know that might sound strange coming from a native Texan who moved from a sunny, warm climate to this one, but I do.

I even found myself actually anxious for winter and the rains to start back in August of last year. Weird, huh?

Something about the winter time here is really enchanting to me. The fog, the storm and winter clouds - the damp moss that seems to cling to everything.

I love photography and I think the Willamette Valley in the winter time is probably every photographer's dream. The atmosphere is moody, the colors are saturated.

Try it this winter. Grab your camera (or your phone camera) and start really looking at things around you. That nut grove down the road. Look at the tree limbs covered with deep green moss and how the colors change with the various lighting shifts that happen throughout the day.

Winter beauty is everywhere. All you have to do is open your eyes.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The new issue comes out tomorrow

Let me tell you, it's a great feeling when the latest issue goes to press. I checked proofs today and the new issue will start hitting the streets tomorrow.

It also marks the start of our 4th year publishing Willamette Valley Life. We started the publication smack dab in the middle of a recession and here we are still at it!

I'm already planning the spring issue, so if you have any ideas that you would like us to consider for subject matter, let me know.