Tag Archives: The Palouse

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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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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A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Undulate

  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. This week’s … Continue reading

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The Palouse: Amber Waves of Grain

Although I’ve traveled to many states and most recently worked in the state of Idaho, I was unfamiliar with an agricultural area known as The Palouse.  But when a colleague told me of a route that would take me through … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Brown

Brown generally was the theme of our recent trip across Idaho.  After all, what else could we expect?  It’s October, and the brown stubble of wheat fields, rich browns of freshly tilled soil, and leaves turning from golden yellows to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

As we wrap up a trip to the Inland Northwest (touring parts of three states — Montana, Idaho, and Washington), one area epitomizes this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite — The Palouse. The Palouse is a major agricultural area spanning … Continue reading

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