1/16/13

52 Photos Project: Wide Open Spaces


The prompt for this week's 52 Photos Project is "Wide Open Spaces".  Here's my entry:


This image was taken from Steptoe Butte overlooking the area in Eastern Washington known as The Palouse.  The Palouse is a huge agricultural area noted for growing mainly wheat and legumes.  We went through there in September, shortly after the harvest.  It was incredibly beautiful in its browns and golds.  Now we want to make a trip earlier in the spring to see it in shades of green.

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16 comments from savvy and entertaining friends:

Lynne said...

That definitely looks like a wide open space! The wide open space concerning me at the moment is the open basting pin that I just stepped on!

Alexa said...

I showed an image from the American West too (though I live in NOT wide-open NYC). Yours is gorgeous!

Angel and Kirby said...

That is beautiful. WE will be seeing more wide open spaces after July when My son moves back to El Paso!

desertskyquilts said...

I love that photo. The close to far, the textured to disappearing into the distance, everything about it is just wonderful.

alwaysbobswife said...

stunning photo! what strikes me is the different palettes of beautiful earthen hues ... just beautiful!

Bek said...

What a great view! Would be interesting to see how it looks like in spring!

Lynda Otvos said...

Wicked nice pic, Barbara, I love that section of the country.

Denise :) said...

Oh gosh, love this. Arial pictures have always captivated me -- what a fabulous view y'all had from your vantage point. Can't wait to see it in green!! :)

Rachel said...

That is stunning.

Not Lucy said...

You can go to the Palouse weekly and it will look different each time. It is one of the most amazing places. My daughter has lived in the Palouse for almost 12 years now and I love the drive though I wish it was shorter!

Robin aka Gotham Girl said...

Putting Palouse on the travel list! Thank you!

quiltzyx said...

Gorgeous!

Sarah said...

I thought it looked like Australia, wheat stubble. I live in a rural area where my Dad is a farmer who crops wheat, barley and legumes. This looks like December here, just after harvests finished.

Kate said...

Wow, great shot! Definitely conveys thie week's theme.

annie said...

Goodness! That is a great shot! Would love to see the "Spring view" when you get it!

Bella said...

Oh - wow! This is just stunning!
Thank you for sharing.