Green and Blue - Colfax, Washington

Spring is just around the corner, and, when I was looking through my Lightroom catalogue and saw this photo, it just conveyed the start of the growing season. This photo is one of the biggest growing regions in the world, namely the Palouse. This fertile region of the US consists of more than 1.2 million acres of farmland. That is a lot of growing of crops, consisting mainly of wheat and barley. When I visited the Palouse in early June, the rolling mounds and hills were everywhere around me - as far as the eye could see. What was really cool was when the wind would blow and the grass would move like the waves of the ocean. I just love the first greening of the land after winter, and, as you can see in this photo, it contrasts well with a blue sky. I am sure that the Palouse does not look like this right now - planting starts in earnest in April. I am hoping to revisit the Palouse sometime during the harvest when the crops turn an amber color.