(A Blast from the Past) Tips, Techniques, and Trips from Palouse Photographer John Clement

At around this time 24 years ago, our local radio stations were putting together the tenth annual Summer Survival Guide, our summertime compendium of regional attractions, recreational opportunities, local folks’ recipes, a daily calendar of events, and other resources. For this particular year’s edition, I’d invited the talented Tri-Cities-based photographer, John Clement, whose work I … More (A Blast from the Past) Tips, Techniques, and Trips from Palouse Photographer John Clement

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 above and below: dry Palouse clay dirt, often rutted and not infrequently littered with chunks of basalt large enough to tear up the bottom of … More Driving the Back Roads of Whitman County

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