Friday, August 21, 2015

On the Flats

Back in the early 20's the U.S. was obsessed with baseball, and that included this little mountain town.The area pictured below, now covered with cabins, was at that time covered with baseball diamonds. Notice that the trees there are not as large as the ones in the distance. It was called the Ball Flats. Mainly because there were very few flat areas in this  town. Today, if you live there, you don't say I live in Ball Flats, you sat you live ON the Ball Flats.
We went to dinner at a home higher up on the mountain this week. ...and this is their view (to the north).
Notice the haze in the air? That is smoke actually making it's way all the way from California, where there are hundreds of fires from the continuing drought.

5 comments:

  1. live ON ball flats. that's cool.

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  2. It's a wonderful photo and you described the area well.

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  3. It is a super image Janey. I saw the dreadful fires on TV, one of the worst things about summer is the fires, happens here in WA too.

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  4. Quite a view, Janey! Smoke can travel a long way- some of the smoke from forest fires in British Columbia were making their way as far east as here.

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  5. That smoke comes a long way, hope it will stop soon. Funny to see such a flat piece between the mountains.

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