I almost went a week without posting a Palouse photo, but with this photo, my addiction continues. One of the interesting thing about the landscape in the Palouse is the lack of trees. Every inch of the rich farmland is usually dedicated to the crops that the area is known for. Many of the trees that existed were cut down by early settlers. There is an effort underway to plant more trees there to help with erosion of the land. Until that time, when a lone tree is spotted, a photo stop is required (it might actually be a law).
In this case, I was driving aimlessly on my last evening there. I spotted this tree and thought that the great clouds would only augment an already beautiful scene.