2020—Little House on the Palouse

When I first saw this weathered, dilapidated, and abandoned house in the Palouse two years ago, I fell in love with it. I’m not sure what it is about it but I wanted to return to it this year to try to capture the essence of it. It’s just one of the many abandoned barns, farm buildings, and houses in the Palouse. Their placement in the midst of this expanse of farmland with the vast sky above make them seem like lonely outposts but these structures only add to the charm and intrigue of the Palouse. Two years ago we met the owner of the surrounding land and learned that the home had been his wife’s parents’ home until about fifty years ago. Apparently, no one wanted to live there but they’re not removing it from their land.