Archive for July, 2010

The Palouse

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The Palouse, located in southeastern Washington and extending into Idaho and Oregon, looks like the waves of an ocean frozen in time. In fact, the area was formed by waves of volcanic basalt followed by massive floods and then the gradual accumulation of ash and soil blown in from elsewhere – a process that took millions of years.

Today the Palouse is a pastoral setting that is often compared to Tuscany. The rolling hills are covered primarily in wheat that contributes to the velvety look of the hills.

Last weekend we visited the Palouse for the first time with some photographer friends. Here are a few of the images from that trip.