Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Eastern Washington Road Trip

Eastern Washington is so different than Western Washington! Here we have lots of water, from Puget Sound to a variety of lakes, and the Ocean isn't that far away either. Out there, some of it is desert-like, although once in a while there is a lake or river. We saw fields of windmills, and in one of the areas, they were in process of building more, but they were too far away for me to get a decent picture. These pictures were taken as my husband was driving along the freeway, so some are close to the road, and it's amazing to see how large they are!

It amazes me how dry it can be, even near the river, but I found the rocky landscape very interesting. In some areas there are huge boulders and rocky outcroppings all through the fields, going on for miles. Other areas are being cultivated with a variety of crops, many being grown in circular fields, because of their watering system, which rotates around the water source.
Here's a group of photos that make a partial panorama of the area near the Columbia river.

1 comment:

Delighted Hands said...

I was born in Tacoma...Dad was in the service. My oldest son lives there now-talk about full circle. WA sure does have a wide variety of landscape!