I replaced the photos on the header and profile on the ol' Fishwrap site. I was quite fold of the old photos featuring a palm tree against a background of blue sky and snow-capped mountains.
However, the photos, while still pretty, looked a little funny for an Oregon blog. So, today, after work, I decided to go on an expedition for a couple of new photos to give the ol' blog a more Oregon look. A more Salem look.
It was a beautiful day to go for a walk in downtown Salem. So, I spent about an hour roaming around the Capitol Mall area, camera in hand. I figured if nothing else these photos will show family and friends that yes, indeed, the sun does come out once in a while in this rain forest locale.
I haven't been to the steps of the Capitol since I was in college. And even then, I didn't wander around in the area near the statehouse.
By the way, the photo at the top of this post shows a grassy area in front of the Capital Building, which looks like a part. And it is, but underneath that vast expanse of greenery is an underground parking garage. Pretty cool, huh? Who wouldn't rather look at grass, flowers and trees than a bunch of parked cars?