Palouse

September Holiday in Washington

This was our fourth trip to the "Palouse area" of South Eastern Washington. We always stay in the small farming community of of Colfax, Washington. The population in 2013 was 2,845.

Sitting in this wonderful wheat field just after harvest time. A wonderful feeling of being alone in nature, hearing just the breeze and no one around for miles.

This is a small selection of photos that I took on this holiday. To see some fantastic photos of this trip check out my husbands portfolio here: Paul Peters

COLFAX, WASHINGTON

VIDEO OF WIND TUBINE NEAR THORNTON, WASHINGTON

Wind Turbine near Thornton, Washington

WHEAT FIELDS NEAR COLFAX, WASHINGTON

PULLMAN, WASHINGTON

"The Palouse" in September

In early September Paul and I had a photography holiday in "The Palouse" located in southeasternWashington, this area combines 208 miles of rolling hills and farmland with a rich history, small town charm, spectacular scenic vistas and outstanding recreational opportunities.

The weather was fantastic  the time we were there. It was 95 - 102 degrees Farenheit. We loved it! It was great to have such hot weather after our cold and hardly there summer on the West Coast.

All phtographs below by Jill Ehlert 

At 3614 feet at sunset and moonrise - how cool is that!

 Sunset and moonrise on top of Steptoe Butte at 3,612 feet.

Sunset and moonrise on top of Steptoe Butte at 3,612 feet.

 3,612 feet at the summit of Steptoe Butte; this shows the shadow of the butte  on the wheat fields below as the sun is setting.

3,612 feet at the summit of Steptoe Butte; this shows the shadow of the butte  on the wheat fields below as the sun is setting.

 Panorama - at the top of Kamiuk Butte  - 1000 feet - a hazy day from fires burning in Idaho

Panorama - at the top of Kamiuk Butte  - 1000 feet - a hazy day from fires burning in Idaho

 Kamiuk Butte - a hazy day - fires burning in Idaho

Kamiuk Butte - a hazy day - fires burning in Idaho

 Topnotch Cafe in Colfax, WA - This was a panoramic image, so there is movement in this image. 

Topnotch Cafe in Colfax, WA - This was a panoramic image, so there is movement in this image. 

"Dahmen Barn" in Uniontown, WA 

"Artisans at the Dahmen Barn" is a  non-profit organization that cultivates creativity on the Palouse by providing studio space for working artists. The state-of-the-art facility has been transformed from a former dairy barn. There is over 1000 iron wheels in the fence.

 Dahmen Barn - Uniontown, Washington. This is now an artists co-op.

Dahmen Barn - Uniontown, Washington. This is now an artists co-op.

 This is a double exposure.

This is a double exposure.