Lucia and Susan ponder the setting below of trash and treasure. As always, the photo prompts different stories for each of us.
Susan says, “What I love about this photo is how the gnarly, beat up boxes in the foreground frame the incredible majesty of Mt Hood glowing purple through the haze. These fruit packing boxes have seen better days. This may even be a fruit box trash heap where broken, rotten boxes are put to die. But what a setting for this grave yard. I wonder if the workers gave a second thought to the backdrop. Probably not because they work in the shadow of Mt Hood every day. To them this was a merely a convenient, out-of-the way place to toss some unneeded boxes. The mundane and the immutable in close proximity. It’s not an every day sight, but if you look you might find it.”
Lucia says, “The piles of boxes depict the orchards and farms in the Hood River Valley without actually showing rows of trees and crops. And the muted colors make this look like an old photo. For me, it tells the story of the unwavering constancy and steadfastness of growers who work this valley generation after generation. ”
So what do you think of our stories. Can you find a way to use a photo like this or stories like ours in a presentation? Let us know, won’t you?
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