Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Monday, June 1, 2015

Palouse Study #1

I've just returned from a beautiful weekend in the Palouse, and I have a series of photos to share from this grain-growing region in Eastern Washington and Western Idaho.  Saturday was warm and sunny, and puffy white clouds increased throughout the day, culminating in a dramatic isolated thunderstorm over the Snake River.  I decided to show my favorites in order, so the clouds will grow with each photo.  I stayed in Moscow, Idaho, home of the University of Idaho and in my opinion the cultural mecca of the Palouse, so my sightseeing starts in Idaho on a sunny morning under minimal cloud cover.  And in spite of the low cloud cover, the morning weather included a lot of moving cloud shadows, which show in this photo: a dark shadow in the background and growing shadow in the foreground, with the cute little tree in the bright sun.  Be prepared for a sunny, cheery week of photos!

6 comments:

Linda W. said...

Beautiful landscape and sky!

Gin G said...

I love Idaho. Your photo is so inviting. I would love to just rest on a blanket and count the clouds...camera in hand of course.

TexWisGirl said...

very much looking forward to this series! this is a FINE way to start!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Great capture..
Beautifully framed!

Felicia said...

love this Melissa.

Rose said...

This is just sooo beautiful.