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Molalla River Romance: round two


We enjoyed a beautiful Saturday at Molalla River State Park just as the leaves were falling. I didn’t realize how beautiful it was up around Canby. The town is small,with a population of around 15,00. The area is really lush and thick with trees, tall ornamental grasses, and beautiful landscapes. There are quite a few tree farms and a notable flower farm — the colorful Swan Island.  This farm presented passerbys with a sea of dahlias, in all colors of the rainbow. It was a sight to see! The park itself is quite a looker. I has a beautiful loading dock to the river and a network of trails.

One of the other neat features about Canby is that it still has a working ferry transport to assist people and up to six cars at a time across the river. I found out that it has been in operation since 1914 and is one of only three ferries still in operation along the Willamette River. The other two are the Wheatland Ferry and the Buena Vista Ferry.

And on to the 2nd set of photos with the amazing Nakalan McKay behind the lens. It was a perfect morning for a shoot, with the bright fall colors still in full stride, though about half of the leaves had made their way to the wet ground.


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