This is the Palouse:
Palouse means rolling farmland hills stretching into eternity. Ride through the Palouse this time of year and for miles you’ll see nothing but earth, straw and sky, then you’ll catch the glimpse of a house hiding between trees, then earth, straw and sky again. Bridget, my friend from Genesee with whom I travelled through the US south west lent me her bike. Her brother, Travis, joined me for the bike ride.
Palouse is a kind of landscape you can only see if you come to Idaho or Washington (the state). People here say it’s one of the most fertile soil of the world, due to the volcanic ash brought a million years ago.
Funny how from a distance the most fertile soil resembles the desert.
And this is a view of Lewiston, one of the Palouse cities.
I heard from Connie, the community librarian in Genesee, about an old Scandinavian church a few miles out of town. So we went to check it out. On that same route we found a pink barn and an old school house.
Not sure how long our ride was but we estimate it that it was around 20 miles (32 km).