Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Sequim Lavender Fields

The 14th Annual Sequim Lavender Festival was the premier celebration of the joys of lavender and the largest lavender festival in North America. Sequim is located on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, cradled in the “rain shadow” of the Olympic Mountains and Olympic National Park. The Sequim-Dungeness Valley has an ideal microclimate for growing lavender and with less than 20 inches of rain per year; the area is similar to the Provence region of France. Because of the unique conditions and dedicated farmers, Sequim lavender has received world-wide recognition for its superior quality and fragrance. Our farmers have over 200 years of combined experience cultivating lavender, developing the best planting and growing practices, and creating lavender products.

This is a photo I took last summer, and converted it to an HDR (high dynamic range) photo.

If you click on the photo...you can actually smell the wonderful lavender fragrance!  :)

8 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

I can smell it from here! Beautiful pic!!

David Patterson said...

Thank you Manon!

Levonne said...

I clicked on it and I can smell the Lavender. I love the Sequim area. Have you ever been to Grandma's Resturant known for its freshly made breads?

David Patterson said...

Thank you Levonne! I've never been there, but it sounds great to me!

Annie said...

How strange... I can smell the lavender...honestly.
So, lavenderfields are not only found in France.
Lovely picture!

David Patterson said...

Thank you Annie...yep, we have a wonderful climate in a few areas in Washington for growing lavender.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

I had to do the scratch and sniff but finally got the frangrance feature to work.

What a beautiful photo, David; the colors are amazing!

David Patterson said...

Thank you Diana!