Photographs by John A Kane A New Years Drive
Pivot Irrigator
Photographs by John A Kane A New Years Drive
Stratford
Photographs by John A Kane A New Years Drive
Soap Lake
Photographs by John A Kane A New Years Drive
Mansfield
Photographs by John A Kane A New Years Drive
Mansfield
Photographs by John A Kane A New Years Drive
Mansfield
Photographs by John A Kane A New Years Drive
Winter Tree
Photographs by John A Kane A New Years Drive
Yeager Rock (large erratic)
Photographs by John A Kane A New Years Drive
The Other Side of Yeager Rock
Photographs by John A Kane A New Years Drive
Erratic
Photographs by John A Kane A New Years Drive
Erratic
Photographs by John A Kane A New Years Drive
Shack, Emulating Erratic
Photographs by John A Kane A New Years Drive
Erratic
Photographs by John A Kane A New Years Drive
Primitive and Erratic
Photographs by John A Kane A New Years Drive


These photographs were made on a one-day drive across Washington's Waterville Plateau, on January 2, 2015. The day was cold, frosty with freezing fog.  Very few people were on the road. 

The plateau is a rich lesson in geology and natural history.  During the last ice age, the ice sheet covering Canada extended far across the Columbia River to the southern reaches of the Waterville Plateau.  The advancing glacier plucked large chunks of basalt from the walls of the Columbia gorge, just to the north, and carried them southward on to the plateau.  When the ice retreaed it left these behind as moraines and glacial erratics, which now decorate the wheat fields, slopes, canyons and roadsides of the plateau.   

A fascinating landscape in any weather.