A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Undulate

 

View from Steptoe Butte, Washington

Make it to the top of Steptoe Butte in Whitman County, Washington, and you’ll be rewarded with fields of grains forming undulating patterns — waving and rippling and laying out curvy lines for miles into the distance.

View from Steptoe Butte, Washington

View from Steptoe Butte, Washington

This week’s Word a Week Photo Challenge: Undulate reminded us of our trip through The Palouse in eastern Washington where we first spotted snake-like lines of amber fields from our airplane.  But when we found (quite by accident) Steptoe Butte State Park and drove the spiral route to the top of this quartzite island, we knew we were in for a breathtaking panorama of America’s wheatland.

Steptoe Butte stands tall among the Palouse hills.

Steptoe Butte stands tall among the Palouse hills.

Rippled land ebbs and flows with the curvature of the land and uneven, meandering boundaries of crops.

Rippled landscape of The Palouse

Rippled landscape of The Palouse

The Palouse — just one of those Inland Northwest memorable finds with the best scenery from “up top” at Steptoe Butte.

For more entries to this week’s challenge, click here.

For more posts on our travels through the Inland Northwest, check out the page at the top of this blog.  Thanks for traveling with us!

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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6 Responses to A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Undulate

  1. FreeRangeCow says:

    Rusha! I keep telling my coastal-born hubby that there is beauty in the grain…you captured it really well! Some see brown? I see LIFE! Beautiful work (and you nailed your theme). ;oP

    • Rusha Sams says:

      Thanks. I don’t really understand why I have such an intense love of that area, but I really, really do. Perhaps it’s the quiet, the loneliness, the expanse. Not sure. But I have one more trip in May to see it again. 🙂

  2. The perfect choice for this challenge!

  3. FireBonnet says:

    Yes!!!!! Wonderful take on this theme! And marvelous photographs of the undulating fields.

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