In 2015 I purchased a photo guide map of the Palouse wheatlands with 150 prime locations. But I never used it. As I was planning a photo trip to the region I ask Jesus to be my tour guide. He created everything so why not follow His lead? I turn off State Route 26 near Washtucna, Wash., and follow a gravel road for a mile. I turn right at a four-way junction and climb a hill flanked by wheat fields. I have no idea where I'm going. Then I spot a cluster of farm buildings ahead on the right. I park and walk on to the property, where I flush a large barn owl from a tree. I look inside an outbuilding and see a rusty washing machine. The main attraction is the rickety barn, which is surrounded by a couple collapsed buildings. The view is stunning. Wheat fields stretch for miles in every direction. I came back in 2016 and got to see a full moon rise over the Palouse at dusk. On my 2015 trip I stopped in the town of Hay, where I found this rusty pump.

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Palouse wheat field, Palouse wheat farm, Palouse barn, Washtucna WA, Washtucna Wash., Washtucna barn, Nikon F5, Fuji Provia 100F, Jeff King Photography