Balsam Root is high in protein so it provides much needed nutrients to wildlife and grazing animals after a long winter.
L.E. on 4th February 2021 @ 7:05am
Definitely taken high up above The Old Dalles Road. Just looking at this photo reminds me what a labor it was for my family and others to get up and down that road to their homesteads with their horses and wagons.
Charlott on 4th February 2021 @ 7:22am
I just saw snowdrops blooming by a house in the heights of Hood River (Feb 3rd). Soon indeed...
Kyle on 4th February 2021 @ 8:25am
Oh my, 9 different species! Now you've done it. I have to read through and find the difference in the species, and no more just gazing and photographing. And
then go out during season and find what we have..
nails on 4th February 2021 @ 10:42am
A trip to The Dalles wasn't a 20 minute drive.
What is the snow covered peak in the background?
L.E. on 4th February 2021 @ 2:58pm
Greg Oates on 4th February 2021 @ 3:09pm
So don't plant your tomatoes yet?
L.E. on 4th February 2021 @ 3:22pm
The power pole is a pretty good clue to where the photo was taken from
gorgecat on 4th February 2021 @ 7:26pm
From the time I can remember locals always said "don't plant your garden until the snow is off Defiance." That always seemed to be true.....
That is true about not being a short trip to The Dalles. Stop and think for those that homesteaded up on top it was not a quick trip to Hood
River. Keep in mind that coming home was all uphill. I recall my grandpa saying that once he came to H. R. at 11 and went up that mountain to live he didn't get to go down to town for a long time. He did climb that hill (mountain) morning and night to go to the "board and batten" school in Pine Grove. I think if it was snowing there was no school, as it would have been a chore for most students to get there, especially those that had to come down. That is why later places like Rose Hill school was built.
Charlott on 5th February 2021 @ 7:10am