It is intriguing how life sometimes takes an unexpected turn. Last week my wife was sick, so I had to drive my daughter to her weekly homeschool co-op class. I had about an hour and a half to kill, so I decided to drive around and explore a nearby part of Linn County.
I headed north on Oregon Route 226
and then east on Fish Hatchery Road.
About six miles down that road I came to Larwood Wayside Park,
about 18 miles east of Albany
(where I live). This five-acre county park is situated where the Roaring River
empties into Crabtree Creek.
Spanning the creek is the lovely covered Larwood Bridge,
built in 1939.
Fortunately there was a break in the rain during my brief fifteen-minute visit, so I was able to indulge in some photography. I took about 30 pictures from many different angles. The best 12 — including a twelve-photo panorama — are now available for viewing in this album. It is amazing how my wife’s sickness turned into a photographic blessing!