Barn - Pullman, Washington

I am getting pretty excited for my upcoming trip back to the Palouse next month. I have been there twice before, but this time it will be a bit different. I am co-hosting a Photo Tour there with my buddy Jeff Clow, who runs a terrific photo tour business. Jeff has only visited the Palouse once before during the harvest season last August. I am excited for him to see it in the spring, as it is totally different. At harvest time, everything is all shades of gold and brown when the crops are beginning their journeys to people's tables. Spring, on the other hand, is very different. Gone are all of the shades of gold and they are replaced by shades of green that signify the rebirth of the crops. Gone is the dust that the harvest brings when the giant farm equipment cuts the crops and the trucks drive them to the granaries. That makes for a quieter and more peaceful environment. I think the barns stand out more in spring, as they contrast well with the green landscape and they are everywhere. In all shapes and sizes. Some old and decrepit, others looking brand new, and yet others somewhere in between, like the one in the photo. All in all, I am looking forward to showing the spring to Jeff and the many friends (both old and new) that we will be hosting next month.