And this is why I live here!
Dale Nicol on 28th April 2021 @ 7:03am
Oh my!! This might be more awesome in black and white than color.
One has to remember this is because hard working people moved here, cut down trees, pulled stumps, cleared the ground, planted fruit trees, put in an irrigation system to gather water from the surrounding hills and built homes so they could live here and take care of what they had worked so hard to achieve.
L.E. on 28th April 2021 @ 7:57am
See what happens when all them dang newcomers move in and immediately try to change the place to be more like the area they left. The locals still complain about it happening today. Sure is a beautiful scene.
Basaltgrouse on 28th April 2021 @ 8:05am
I don't know that I have seen a full bloom that uniform in intensity in a few years.
Perhaps now there is more varieties that have slightly different bloom timing and characteristics.
Basaltgrouse on 28th April 2021 @ 8:09am
Yes, this is Pine Grove. The house in the middle was the home of Dale and Mildred Scobee. Has had a lot of remodeling done to it since this photo. That is now the home of Jake and Carrie Moore.
Charlott on 28th April 2021 @ 9:03am
And I still miss the place, even after being gone for 60 years.
Bill Seaton on 28th April 2021 @ 10:32am
My gripe is that people move here because it is so beautiful and the people are
"so friendly". And then they build fences to shut out the world - or fear. Ruins the feel of the community. "When in Rome....." Drop the fences. It makes it look like California. And thank you Hood River Valley Residence Committee (now Thrive) for preventing the upper valley from being divided up into 5 acre 'hobby farms.' It has preserved us as an agricultural community.
By the way, the new wood and corrugated metal fences were called "widow fences" where I come from because widows repaired their fences with whatever was around. Done it myself. Another sign your new neighbor is from down south. JIMHO.
nels on 28th April 2021 @ 10:47am