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2011 

  Friday's Foto - Autumn Sunflowers   I took this photo in the community garden near Mel's office in Hood River. There are a lot of apartments in the area, so the town provides small family plots to grow fresh veggies and flowers, right in the heart of town. Sunflowers are just so very autumn to ...
10/14/2011
  The Great Grape Harvest Nears In The Hood River Valley   Several fine wineries grace the Hood River Valley as the region continues to become more and more prominent in wine circles. Harvest of the 2011 crop has already begun in the lower altitudes, but in the Hood River area, harvest is still a...
10/14/2011
  Wordless Wednesday - Over the Hood River   I took this photo driving home the other day. The bridge crosses the Hood River, on Tucker Road, about 5 miles south of the town of Hood River.  Leaves are just starting to turn colors and the rain has set in, true signs that autumn is here. I also lov...
10/12/2011
  Wordless Wednesday - Rainbow Gazing, Part 2   I guess it's that time of year... lots of rain is arriving, so lots of rainbows come along, too. I took this photo last night at our son Ben's football practice at Hood River High School. Rainbows are supposed to symbolize the end of the rain, but i...
10/12/2011
  Speechless Sunday - Fall Decorating Is All In The Details   We stopped by the Good News Gardening nursery in Hood River yesterday and I loved their autumn displays. This photo shows the vivid colors, shapes and textures of fall... you can almost smell the sauteeing squash and baking pumpkin pie...
10/09/2011
  Yep, It's Another Football Blog! Hood River Tsunami Wins Big Today!   What an incredible way to spend a lovely, fall Saturday morning... watching youth football. Our 11 year old son, Ben, plays on the Hood River Tsunami (5th and 6th grade), youth tackle football team. Their team won big today, ...
10/08/2011
  This Older Lady Makes A Great Companion... Meet Sheeba!   What a great opportunity for someone who just doesn't have the energy for a puppy. Sheeba is an older lady, maybe 7 years old, and is what you'd expect with age... calm, well-mannered, loveable and so sweet. She's very loyal and fun and ...
10/08/2011
  Hood River Valley World Famous Pears Are At Peak Season!   It's time to load up the car and head to the mountains for the Hood River Valley's world famous pears. I didn't know before moving here that the Hood River Valley is the single largest pear growing region in the entire United States, pr...
10/08/2011
  Local Fruit Stands Are At Peak Season In The Hood River Valley   Harvest season is in full season and is huge around this valley... local fruit stands are in their element. It's the time of year that car loads of folks head up from the city for the weekend to stock up on fall fruits, especially...
10/08/2011
  Good News Gardening Greets Fall With a Burst Of Color   Good News is one of the most popular nurseries in the Hood River Valley and its autumn selections do not disappoint. I loved stopping by this morning to get some great autumn decorating ideas to maximize fall color. The nursery's expert st...
10/08/2011
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