This river passes through an area called Sumpter that at one time had more than 2,000 residents. That occured in the late 19th and in the early 20th centuary, when rock and placer gold mining was at its peaks. Today there are only about 200 permanent residents. The drive from Baker City to Sumpter is quite pretty.
The shot may look boring, but the reason behind it was interesting to me. Everytime I noticed orchards with these wooden structures I looked for anybody to give me an explanation why they split the tree in two. This time I saw someone in the orchard and I quickly turned the car around and spoke to what turned out to be the owner. He is growing Honey Crisp apples and his explanation was simple: - Simpler watering system with direct plant energy to fruit - avoid growinng st
On our drive from Vancouver to Zillah, WA we drove from heavy overcast to banks of heavy fog and then bright sunshine. We stopped at Manhasat Bridge looking north towards Ellensburg. The fog is still in the Yakama Valley.
It was very interesting to walk the Seawall in False Creek this morning. It gave you a mystic feeling with the lights from the tall buildings, which you could not see, because they were 90% hidden in the dense fog.