Category Archives: Idaho

Travel theme: Stillness

Whenever we travel beside a stream, stillness is usually not attainable.  The flow of the water, duck paddling along, or the rustle of trees nearby keep life moving. But on this day in 2013, we stopped along the Lewis and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape of the Palouse

Although it’s been two years, our memories of the rolling landscapes of the Palouse, the wheat/lentil/quinoa growing region that overlaps the state boundaries of Washington and Idaho, remain vivid even today.  It’s pretty any time, but our first impressions were formed … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

Angular forms of barns — new, lived-in, old, abandoned — stand in stark contrast to the curving landscape of The Palouse, America’s largest expanse of grain fields in eastern Washington and western Idaho.  And if it weren’t for minimal shoulders … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

Contrasts come naturally on The Palouse, that area of rolling farmland in Eastern Washington and parts of Idaho.  Sunlight, storms, shadows — all contrast nicely with the overlapping fields of wheat, quinoa, oats, and canola which form contrasts of their … Continue reading

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Photograph the Palouse (or anywhere really): Tips from the pros

Driving through the Palouse can be inspirational, as we’ve written in a previous post (Spring comes to the Palouse).  But photographing it can be overwhelming.  As we drove through the lush, rolling hills, Kodak moments popped up at every turn … Continue reading

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Spring comes to the Palouse

The Palouse is almost spiritual.  You can ride for miles among the rolling hills carpeted with the greatest expanse of wheat and grains in the U. S., taking note of a horizon that seems to move fluidly toward clear blue skies … Continue reading

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Beauty at every turn: Coeur d’Alene Scenic Byway

A stop at an Idaho tourist information rest area near Post Falls, Idaho, changed the course of our day. We thought we’d go into Coeur d’Alene, walk around the lake, eat at the resort, and take in the beauty of … Continue reading

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Discovering Boise: Six places to eat you won’t find back home!

If you believe the huge sign hovering over the escalator at the Boise airport, you’d think this is just the City of Trees.  And it may well be.  But Boise may also be known as the City of Food!  We … Continue reading

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Discovering Boise: Old Idaho Penitentiary

It was almost closing time at the Old Idaho Penitentiary when I arrived in Boise after working in Idaho City, but this landmark I’d seen from the Idaho Botanical Gardens next door was on my list of must-see destinations.  One … Continue reading

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Boise Fry Company: Fries with burgers on the side!

As work in Idaho schools comes to an end this year, we wanted to wrap up our series on the Inland Northwest with a few posts on some of our favorite places to see and eat in Boise, McCall, and … Continue reading

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