Silhouette - Steptoe, Washington

This past June, I co-hosted a Jeff Clow Photo Tour to the Palouse. It was my fourth trip there in the last three years. Many of the photos that I have posted from this beautiful area center on barns in all stages of repair (or disrepair); occupied or abandoned farmhouses; farm machinery; rolling farmland; and, of course, the iconic views from the top of Steptoe Butte at sunrise and sunset. The butte towers about 3,600 feet above the surrounding farmland. There you get a 360-degree view from its top. I thought I would post a different shot of the butte (instead of from the butte) from below. I really like the grand old tree and used it to frame the butte. I have shot this before but this time I was lucky to get some sun rays that seemed destined for the tree.