Wallace Grain & Pea Company, Palouse, WA, September 2014.


Grass, March to September.


UP train 62 running from Ayer Jct WA To Moscow ID has just left the Pullman WA depot on a sunny day in 1952. Bruce Butler photo. The train is crossing Kamiaken Street.

UP train 62 running from Ayer Jct WA To Moscow ID has just left the Pullman WA depot on a sunny day in 1952. Bruce Butler photo. The train is crossing Kamiaken Street.


The best essays come from the moment in which people really need to work something out.

Bull.

Bull.


Sun dog.

Sun dog.


Brothers watching a crop duster, near Fallon, WA, June 2014.


Holy shit.


Garbanzos coated in bright red fertilizer, Fallon, WA, April 2014.


In April on the Palouse, you might look south and see a staggering sunny day, then turn around north to dark, threatening skies. The winter wheat by this time is vivid and green, but the fields still awaiting garbanzos and lentils remain in cake-brown furrows. You can still smell winter when the clouds pass over you and the wind hits your chest, but when they float past, the sun makes you sweat and pull off your jacket.