March 1, 2012

"Picking Apples Today, Wells & Sons Farms" by Vicki Shuck

Oil on Panel
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I grew up in the high desert of Oregon, so agriculture in a place like the Hood River Valley has been totally new for me.  Instead of wheat, potatoes and hay, there's apples and pears and cherries.  Instead of flat fields that stretch into the distance, there are rows and rows of fruit trees and vines on rolling hills.  Absolutely beautiful--and that's not even mentioning having Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams to look at when you raise your eyes.  One of the businesses we visited is Wells and Sons Farms.  As the name says, they are family-run and multi-generational.  This painting is in one of their orchards on a day last September when gala apples were being picked.

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