Flowers at the Trout Lake Fair
Trout Lake News
A disconcerting silence followed my proud announcement to friends in Mosier that I’d been asked to judge the flowers at the Trout Lake Fair my first year in residence. One of them finally asked if I was sure whoever asked me to do that really liked me. Though I still don’t question Pat Arnold’s basic benevolence, I’ve been wearing sunglasses to the post office ever since.
In 2011, flower entries at the Fair, were divided into three categories: perennials, annuals and potted plants. I, perhaps foolishly, expected that all entries would be cultivated flowers - the vegetables were all cultivated (?). In fact, the majority of entries were a glorious mix of cultivated perennials...