Highway closed by 30 vehicles having trouble with ice
Highway 34 west of Philomath near milepost 53 reportedly closed to traffic for unknown period due to an estimated 30 vehicles having trouble with traction on icy conditions.
Section affected about a three mile section in the Marys Peak area - Traffic update information may be available on ODOT's website www.TripCheck.com <
http://www.TripCheck.com> . UPDATE
ODOT/Willamette Valley, No. Coast: Extremely icy roads and numerous crashes have closed two highways in Benton and Linn counties. OR34 (Alsea Hwy) is closed from mile post 0 at Waldport to mile post 55, near Philomath. Hwy 228 (Halsey-Brownsville Hwy) is closed for its entire length. UPDATE
Water drops on dandelion seed heads. The first rain we have had for awhile came this morning.
I took this photo about 10 AM, but since it was in the shade of one of our trees, I decided to use the flash and it made it look more like I had taken it at night.
While plucking dead blossoms from my Petunia plant I noticed this unusual spider so decided to take a photo of it. After loaded the shot in my computer I saw that the design on it's back looked like some sort of 'space alien'. Interesting. Enjoy.