By Brad Trumbo
The Times 

Dusk on the Palouse


September 1, 2022

Brad Trumbo

An August sunset above Alto elevator.

Stepping outside for the evening dog potty, the cool of the settling night air brought instant relief from the heat of summer. The moon appeared massive and low – the Man in the Moon eyeballing me from the horizon while shedding increasingly intense light on the rain-starved landscape.

As the setters scattered in the dim of evening, the stillness became most obvious. Nary a leaf turned on the crab apple or lilacs. The scream of a juvenile Great-Horned Owl pierced the tranquility, and for a brief moment, the typically irritating sound was music to my ears, connecting me to my modest homes...

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