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Springtime view of Waitsburg

A stunning view from the water tower above the City of Waitsburg. Local photographer , Bill Rodgers, catches the crisp morning light that illuminates the fields and hills surrounding the...

 

Winter wheat in the spring

Winter wheat starts its spring growth spurt along Middle Waitsburg Road. As is usual this time of year, the Black Locust have yet to leaf out....

 

Spring is coming

Early spring in 2019, just outside the City of Waitsburg, along the Touchet River from Bolles Road. After last week's heavy snowfall, blocked roads, fear of flooding from too fast snow melt, it is...

 

Autumn leaves to snow

Autumn red leaves hang on as winter snows take over. An aging barn stands strong, ready to take on another year of agriculture in Waitsburg....

 

Red Barns at Kristen's

Classic red barns stand out against winter blue skies and white dashes of snow. Soon, they will be complemented with lush greens of an eastern Washington spring.... Full story

 

Frost on Walnut Trees

Frost on Walnut Trees, 2021. Bill Rodgers was out at one of his favorite spots last Sunday and took this stunning photo through freshly frosted trees looking north up Whiskey Creek...

 

The best thing to do to protect your iris for the winter? NOTHING!

Several people have asked me about how I prepare my collection of 160 varieties of tall bearded iris for winter. Here is what I do: NOTHING! Iris are quite frost-hardy, so they do not need to be...

 

Home, 2020

"Home", 2020. That's Waitsburg this morning from Cell Tower Hill. My house is behind the big tree circled in blue and labelled "HOME." "Downtown" is right there in the center of the photo, and Ten Ton...

 

Botany in the Blues

This was the fifth of the Botany in the Blues series of workshops since the first outing in 2018. Mr. Doyle also led a botanical excursion to Zumwalt Prairie in 2019 for the Blue Mountain Land Trust....

 
 By Bill Rodgers    Specials    July 23, 2020

Waiting for the harvest

“Waiting for harvest”, This month you can see more of Bill Rodgers’ stunning photography of the area he calls “The Wallouse”. The exhibit will open on Tuesday, July 28 at the Wenaha Gallery...

 
 By Bill Rodgers    News    July 16, 2020

There's still time to see the Neowise Comet

Comet Neowise was discovered on March 27, 2020, by the infra-red Neowise telescope placed in orbit in 2009. It promises to be one of the more visible comets for viewing in a quite a while. A...

 
 By Bill Rodgers    Specials    July 2, 2020

Out on a noodle

I needed to get out of town for a while last Saturday morning, so pointed my old RAV4 northward, with no particular place to go (thank you, Chuck Berry). My friend Leslie Cain called it "noodling," wh...

 

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