Sunday, July 20, 2008

Lavender Festival - Sequim, Washington

Saturday was our first visit ever to the Lavender festival in Sequim, Washington...and what a site for our senses to enjoy. I took many photos of the area - so enjoy the show!

The following is a litle information about the Lavender Festival:

Visitors from all 50 states and over 55 countries have come to experience this event that features Northwest crafts, Olympic Coast cuisine, live music, lavender workshops and demonstrations, and the area's famous lavender.

Sequim is located on Washington State 's Olympic Peninsula cradled in the "Rain Shadow" of the Olympic Mountains and the world-famous Olympic National Park. The Sequim-Dungeness Valley has an ideal microclimate for growing lavender. With less than 20 inches of rain per year, the area is similar to the Provence region of France where this amazing herb is native. Because of the unique conditions and dedicated farmers, Sequim lavender has received national recognition for its superior quality. Our farmers have over 200 years of combined experience cultivating lavender, determining ideal varieties, developing the best planting and growing practices, and creating lavender products.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Museum of Glass - Tacoma, Washington

All glass, all the time. Housed in a striking building distinguished by its iconic 90-foot-high cone, the Museum of Glass features ongoing glass blowing demonstrations in the Hot Shop Amphitheater, where visitors learn about the creative challenges of working with molten glass. The 13,000 square feet of gallery space is dedicated to changing exhibitions of works executed in glass. A hands-on art studio is available for visitors of all ages, our theater shows a variety of films on artists who work in glass, and the Museum Store offers a large selection of glass objects. The Museum is located on the picturesque Thea Foss Waterway and is part of the Tacoma Museum District, which is linked by the Chihuly Bridge of Glass.

Enjoy my photos…they’re some of the most colorful shots I’ve ever taken!

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

New Glass Sculptures...

Blue Galaxy - 4.75" W x 4.00" H - SOLD
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Teal & Greens - 4.25" W x 5.00" H - SOLD
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Fire IV - 4.25" W x 3.75" SOLD
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I've created over 40 pieces now, and I feel these three are some of my better sculptures!

Those that have purchased one of my glass sculptures, have come to realize that the glass is so much better when viewed in person. What a ray of sunlight does to the glass is pure magic!

You can purchase any of these by clicking on the PayPal "Buy Now" links above, or you can notify me by email .

Be sure and click on the images for a closer look.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Fireworks 2008 - Tacoma, Washington

I took these photos on July 4th - and believe it our not, I was over a mile away. I was glad I brought along my 75-300 zoom lense! These shots were taken with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. The view is from the Brown's Point Lighthouse, looking across Commencement Bay toward Ruston Way in Tacoma, Washington.

Tacoma Tall Ships - 2008

I had a wonderful time taking photos at the Tacoma Tall Ships Parade on July 3rd. Hope you enjoy the show!