The Palouse is the beautiful agricultural area in the south eastern corner of Washington state. I learned on the internet that the average farm there is 4,000 acres and the main crops are wheat, lentils, canola and dried peas. I was there for a week the end of June just in time to see some of the wheat turning from green to golden. I saw in some fields the wheat on top of the hills had turned while the sides of the hills were still green. It was intriguing, engaging and beautiful.
This particular image was one of my favorites from my time there. It shows the many shades of color in the crops and fallow fields as well as those places where some of the wheat in the same field has started to turn golden while there is still green wheat too. In addition to the range of colors, I also love the overall softness and calm of the image.