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A few pictures of Eastern Washington State...

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    Default A few pictures of Eastern Washington State...

    We live in the eastern part of this varied State, where it is dry, windy, hot (in the summer) and cold (in the winter). The land is open and is mostly wheat fields that are cropped every other year to gather up enough moisture to grow a good crop. There are many basalt outcrops, it is basically volcanic under ground, but nothing that has been active for a very long time - not volcanoes, but lava flows back in prehistoric times. It is a sparse kind of beauty, but I've come to appreciate it.

    Here are a few pictures of the area around where we live. A lot of our "scenery" is in the sky itself, these two are from our backyard, looking East:

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    Here are a couple of pictures from the Columbia River gorge, South of here:

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    Open landscapes are always a great picture when the sky cooperates. I love the last picture. It makes one feel as if they are in a huge open place...thank you for sharing. It's always nice to see where other's live.

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    First a wheat field after harvest:

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    The typical look of the range land around here:

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    Some of the rocks we often find, these split into flat plates and we use them for landscaping:

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    Here are the Palouse Falls, about a 15 minute drive from our place. There is a lovely park there with picnic facilities.

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    While our house is in a valley, called "coulees" here, otherwise it IS all a huge open space. You can see for many miles on a high spot on a clear day. Also, these pictures are culled from several years worth to find some that show what it is like here. Thanks for the response!

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    beautiful,how amaze of the nature

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    so different form the northern deciduous forest region of my area. I live in a river valley but am surrounded by mountains...Cattskills to the south. Adirondacks to the north and Appalachians (Berkshires in MA and Green Mt in VT, to the east.

    Thank you for sharing

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    I've been in your area, Ron, very beautiful. However, you just don't really have mountains... Nice big foothills, but mountains? Not so much!

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    LOL...they aren't the Tetons but mountains all the same.. They are old mountains worn down over the millennia. They postulate that at one point Upstate New York was at an elevation rivaling, if not exceeding, that of the Himalayas today.
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    I've been in your area, Ron, very beautiful. However, you just don't really have mountains... Nice big foothills, but mountains? Not so much!

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    I grew up an hour west of Spokane - it's always nice to see pictures of home! Thanks for sharing

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    Great pictures! I love the open vastness and the sense of serenity that your pictures evoke. Thanks for sharing.

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