Category Archives: Washington

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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Seven fun things to do with kids in downtown Spokane

We are re-publishing this post on the interesting downtown area of Spokane since many Lady Vol fans are headed to Spokane, Washington, for the weekend.  The Lady Vols Basketball Team will play Gonzaga in the NCAA Regionals on Saturday, March … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

Want scale?  Look no further than Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle! Scaly fish.  Scales to weigh fish.  Or scales in your hand if you let the guys toss one “atcha”! And on a scale from 1 to 10, I’d rate … 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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Day trippin’ at Palouse Falls State Park

There’s something about a waterfall.  Especially one that cascades 200 feet over a bold precipice, rushing to join the Snake River, eventually making its way through deep cuts of rock.  Perhaps it’s the rush of water.  Or the spray.  Or … Continue reading

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Colfax, Washington’s Codger Pole: Never too late for a rematch!

It’s legendary, this story is, and pretty remarkable to boot:  old guys playing a rematch just for the fun of it! And that’s why the Codger Pole in Colfax, Washington (between Pullman and Spokane on Hwy. 195) celebrates the idea that … Continue reading

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Art on the Palouse: Uniontown’s Artisans at the Dahmen Barn

The Palouse — that immense, wheat-growing region of eastern Washington and western Idaho — may not be considered a place for art so much as a place for growing things.  But don’t tell the artisans whose work is displayed at Artisans of the Dahmen … 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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Travel theme: Metal

Green Bluff, about 15 miles north of Spokane, Washington, was fairly quiet on Memorial Day weekend.  Blooms on the Bluff — a festival celebrating fruit tree bloom  in this area of growers — had ended just a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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