Palouse Farm

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 17 October 2009 in Landscape & Rural.

My daughter needed to visit an office in Clarkston, Washington (115 miles -185k one way) and she invited me and her shelti, Scout, to go along. I rode shotgun with camera ready. The area between Spokane and the Lewiston/Clarkston valley is known as the Palouse. Today's image is a drive-by shot of a farm in this area. I liked the shot since it also shows the rolling hills and partially plowed sections.

The Palouse is a rich farming area consisting of rolling hills where the principal crops are wheat and rapeseed (canola). The peculiar and picturesque silt dunes which characterize the Palouse Prairie were formed during the ice ages. Blown in from the glacial outwash plains to the west and south, the Palouse hills consist of more or less random humps and hollows.