Picture StoryThe Palouse, that stretch of undulating hills in Eastern Washing State have sometimes been compared to Tuscany. I think that is a bit much, yet the Palouse does have its own charm and its extraordinary beauty, but lacking is the Italian cuisine, historical buildings and atmosphere. What makes the Palouse so special are the undulating “loess” hills in June covered with their spring growth of wheat and other legumes. Personally, I find the road up a little nerve racking, but nothing like the back roads of the Colorado Rockies. This image was taken at the top of Steptoe at sundown and it is emblematic of the wonderful images to be found there.