IMAGE OF THE DAY: What's left of Farmer, Washington.
I used to drive through this shadow-of-a-town regularly; it's on US 2 (the "High Line") in the Columbia Basin. If this photo had been taken in clearer weather, you would see Mt. Stuart and the Cascade Range on the horizon. Pretty spectacular.
One night, with the temperature well below zero, the Farmer Town Hall had just appeared out of the absolute darkness when a coyote ran across the road in front of me, chasing down some critter. It seemed impossibly far to Spokane, like I had arrived at the single most lonely spot on the entire planet. Never forgot that moment.
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