Barns of the Palouse

They dot our Palouse landscape, colorful ornaments set in relief against a backdrop of green, brown, and blond, identifying the farms to which they belong. Some stand as ancient witnesses to the first Palouse settlers, whose horse-drawn plows were the first to break up the fertile ground surrounding their new homesteads. Others, maintained and preserved … More Barns of the Palouse

Driving the Back Roads of Whitman County

“CAUTION: PRIMITIVE ROAD”  When you see one of these warning signs in your travels through the Palouse, better  take that “Caution” seriously. The road will look something like the ones pictured here: dry Palouse clay dirt, often rutted and not infrequently littered with chunks of basalt large enough to tear up the bottom of a low-riding … More Driving the Back Roads of Whitman County

Photoshopping the Palouse

The Palouse is so naturally photogenic, anyone with a camera can capture many beautiful landscapes, rustic barns, old homesteads, funky old trucks, and picture-perfect postcard scenes with relative ease. A drive down any of its backroads affords innumerable opportunities for stopping and shooting. But the fact is, photographers love tinkering with their images. Some are … More Photoshopping the Palouse