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

Harvest Moon Dreamscape

It’s always fun to capture a full moon rising behind some scenic Palouse landscape. Vantage points are numerous, given the relative scarcity of trees, so such scenes also provide the photographer with opportunities to experiment with various presentations. This particular pre-harvest night, a friend and I ventured north of Palouse, WA to a spot where … More Harvest Moon Dreamscape

Rosalia, Washington – Historic, Picturesque, and Struggling to Survive

I moved to the Palouse in 1979. It took me 36 years to get around to visiting Rosalia, although I’ve driven past the turnoffs into the town more than a thousand times on trips to and from Spokane. And that, in a nutshell, is Rosalia’s problem. It’s too close to Spokane, and just far enough away … More Rosalia, Washington – Historic, Picturesque, and Struggling to Survive

Palouse, Washington – Antiques, More Antiques, and a Charm All Its Own

Palouse, Washington is not a place for people in a hurry.  Some things are simply not meant to be rushed. Antique shopping is one of them. And because antique stores and curiosity shops are one of the main attractions in this quiet town 15 miles NE of Pullman, visiting them is not an enterprise to … More Palouse, Washington – Antiques, More Antiques, and a Charm All Its Own