Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Yesterday morning early, we took a ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, and then drove for two hours from there to the Olympic Peninsula. We were headed to a town called Sequim. Over the last 15 or 20 years, a number of people have all decided to start Lavender farms in the area, and there is a giant festival there each year. Fortunately we went to the farms when the festival wasn't. Apparently they get 35,000 visitors in this small town. Yikes! It was an amazing day - we visited three farms and I did photographs at each. I am not sure I did a good job in showing how incredible it is to see so much Lavender growing in one place. There are a number of different varieties that are obvious even to the untrained eye. Some of these plants can live as long as 18 years. And the beautiful curves on the tops of all the plants are not an accident - the plants are trimmed each year, after harvesting, so that the next year's growth will be so even and beautiful.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 11:13 PM