Golden Harvest near Pullman

The two distant barns at the upper edge of this huge wheat field caught my eye. Like so many vistas in The Palouse, only parts of buildings manifest themselves due to the incredible rolling landscape formed over millions of years by the soil that was completely scoured across most of western Montana, north Idaho and central Washington State from the ice dams that broke near Missoula . . . and was carried  to the Columbia River as far as Portland, Oregon! 
the prevailing winds blew all of that soil back to northeast Washington, Idaho and Oregon over hundreds of thousands of years.

The Palouse was formed out of pure topsoil!

The deepest known sample of top soil in the world was taken just 8 miles from where this painting was done and measures 155 FEET deep!! It’s hard to imagine a flood so catastrophic that it wiped out everything in a swath hundreds of miles wide. What a horrific sound it made! Today only a few passing cars and a slight breeze out there in a mere whisper  

Name Golden Harvest near Pullman
Date Painted Oct 03 2021
Medium Pastel
Dimensions 4.5h x 13.5w in. unframed
Framed No