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.


Laurie said...

Fantastic! Thank you so much David, for sharing the beauty of this magnificent place with the heavenly lavender fields. The colors are amazing, beyond belief!

PAFord Pastelist said...

What a beautiful place David! Wonderful shots!

B Boylan said...

Hi David! Nice lavender photos. Sounds like Sequim is better suited for lavender than that of North Plains, Oregon...or is it? Anyway, was just stoppin by to visit my online buddie! Hey, and the images of the glass Chihuly bridge overhangs are beautiful! Don't you wish you could have something like that at your house?