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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Wheat Country

When people hear Walla Walla, most think of onions or wine, two commodities grown in this region. To my eyes, driving through Walla Walla earlier this week, I saw wheat, wheat, and more wheat. I did see one small onion field on our way in, and I wish I would have stopped for a photo. I saw that the onion festival was in June, so maybe that crop has an earlier harvest then I realized. I was trying to find a vineyard (tasting rooms abound!) but missed that too. Next time I visit, I'll need to make more time for touring around the countryside! Loved all the wheat, with harvest just beginning on a few fields, and this terrific little grain elevator, deep in the fields. 

5 comments:

Alica said...

This is a beautiful picture! I have college friends in Walla Walla, and had no idea that it was farming country! (obviously I've never been to visit!)

monique carnat said...

Walla Walla * merci de nous faire découvrir ces champs de céréales * le temps des moissons arrive *

Linda W. said...

I like the blue sky and puffy clouds you captured in this image. I've heard the countryside around Walla Walla is very scenic.

barbara judge said...

What a great Photo! -- barbara

Ida said...

Melissa you were through our area and I didn't know it. I live in Walla Walla. Wheat has long been a staple crop around here along with the onions and now the Vineyards. Look me up next time you pass through.