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Kaleidoscope: Summer scenes 2017

Jurgen Hess’s image of a heat-beat squirrel on a fence.


Jurgen Hess’s image of a heat-beat squirrel on a fence.

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SUMMER 2017 brought the troublesome combination of heavy smoke in early August and some of the hottest temperatures on record in late July — factors captured by Michael Schock with his late afternoon photo from Rowena Crest, east of Hood River.

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A Heights homeowner attached a sign to a ladder and announced that their plum tree’s harvest was free for the taking.

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A June heat wave was the hint of things to come, but at 64 Oz. taproom fans kept things relatively cool during a Ben Rice concert.

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THE IDEAL theatrical title for late July and early August has to be “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and Plays for Non-Profits staged it on the lawn at Stonehedge Gardens Restaurant. Actors included Ashley Will, left, Barb Berry, and Erik Lundby.

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As a barge churns past, a worker on the roof of a Key Development project at the waterfront seems connected to the kite at center, but it’s attached to an unseen person on the water.

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Christian Alvarez, 4, runs through the mist machine on a warm day at Hood River County Fair.

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Judy Hanson holds her Best Agricultural Photo, also at the Hood River County Fair.

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Ed Wilder, left, and John Plaster listen to Planet Fly at the pFriem Family Brewing fifth anniversary party at Waterfront Park.

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Mark Reynolds plays a solo with the band Anodyne at the 6th Street Bistro and Pub 25th anniversary celebration.

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