An Evening Walk

This evening we took a walk along Scenic, the road we live on, which overlooks the Selah valley below on north side, and the Yakima Valley on the south.  You’ll see some lovely clouds today.  Yesterday was 104 degrees.  Today it dropped to 85, cooling quite a bit. It’s welcome relief for our missionaries who are out and about.

Here’s how things in our neighborhood are looking today:2015-8-14 (42)Pears will be harvested soon.  The bins are ready and waiting in the orchards.  Within a 10 minute walk of our mission home, we can be in pear, apple, or peach orchards.2015-8-14 (21)2015-8-14  (29)2015-8-14 (23)2015-8-14  (27)2015-8-14  (19)2015-8-14 (17)

This is a lovely neighborhood with gorgeous homes and views all around us. 2015-8-14  (41)         2015-8-14  (39)

Every time I see mailboxes, I hope you are all writing to your missionaries!  They LOVE mail and love to hear from you!2015-8-14 (30)

In newer orchards, apples trees are planted in tight rows so that guide wires and some nice pruning turns them into a thin wall of growth, easy to harvest.  No need for maneuvering ladders around the branches of the tree.  Picking from a wall of fruit is fast and efficient.2015-8-14 (32)2015-8-14 (34)Here’s another orchard where the trees are trained to grow in a V shape, with two lead branches, or with two trees planted close together and one trained to grow to the left and the other trained to grow to the right.  Again, it simplifies the picking.2015-8-14 (14)Apples and roses–a nice combination of beauty along our path.2015-8-14 (11)

This is a real hedge-trimming neighborhood!2015-8-14 (43)

These Elders dropped by today for a brownie.2015-8-14 (5)

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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2 Responses to An Evening Walk

  1. Karla Carter says:

    Oh Ann!!! How I love your blog!! I cannot tell you how much I feel connected to my son just from hearing about your comings and goings and thoughts and seeing random pictures… I loved you before when you were my family history teacher- and I love you even more now!! Thank you for all that you are doing for these wonderful missionaries!! You are in my prayers as much as my son! Bless you!!


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