gfg-portraits-melissa Aurora Lee grew up in the middle of fruit orchards in the lower Yakima Valley. She marked the passing of time by the harvest of cherries, apricots, peaches, and finally apples, working in the various seasons in every tree fruit crop, as well as harvesting strawberries and asparagus, and bucking hay.

Not fast enough to make a career of field work, from 1995 to 2016 she marked the passing of time by producing and designing pages about orchards and vineyards for Good Fruit Grower.