This week I’m traveling and photographing in NE Oregon and into the Palouse region of eastern Washington state. Besides camera gear I’ve lugged my Mac G4 along on this trip for file backups and a bit of communicating. Wouldn’t want to be out of touch. I don’t use the laptop very often, so when I do there is a short period of readjustment. Not only are typos multiplied, but the computer’s system is an older version. Everything moves more slowly and nothing is where I expect it to be. And this monitor is no match for my Cinema Display. Such hardships!
The falling-down homestead shown here was occupied by people who knew real hardships. It’s north of Pendleton, Oregon, in the midst of beautiful rolling wheat fields. I wasn’t able to learn who lived here, or when, but the picture may be worth those thousand words.