Historic Hood River
At first glance I thought this was a maple sugaring image, but it’s just a farmer showing off his really old apple tree. Modern day orchards stick with semi-drawf stock. I know those are easier to harvest, and it’s probably easier to keep up with whatever variety is fetching top dollar. But every once in a while you find a big tree like this at an old farmhouse or homestead site. There is a good network of people who hunt down old trees with heirloom apples that might represent a long lost variety.