Mike Spratley and I finished the Farwest Trade Show last Thursday through today (Saturday). As usual, met a lot of old friends and made a few new ones. I decided you did not need a photo of us standing in our booth so I didn't take one.
As for the show, it was the first time I have been disappointed in this show - it clearly reflected the economy. What I missed most was all the friends who usually travel from other parts of the country but stayed home this year.
The bright spot - the trend to increase sales of fruit trees, grapes and berries continues. There was a lot of interest in the edible fruits and that was the area where we wrote the most orders at the show.
Tomorrow (Sunday) - I take a personal day set aside for photography. Following the North Umpqua River from Roseburg to Crater Lake and the Rogue River back to Medford. Whatever photos I take can eventually be seen on my personal photo site: www.CreatorsPalette.com. But knowing my schedule, it might be months before I get them finished and posted. I'm looking forward to this trip!