Today begins Sequim’s annual three day Lavender Festival celebrating all things lavender. Most of our region offers good growing conditions for lavender and local crops range in size from a small backyard bush or two to large farms with hundreds of plants in dozens of varieties.
Most lavender growing operations are open to visitors during the festival and some offer entertainment, food, lavender education, and craft vendors. A downtown street fair fills in any gaps if you want to shop, eat, be entertained, and sniff lavender and lavender products all in one location.
Side note: If anyone’s counting, this marks my 1,750th post on Sequim Daily Photo. Time flies!
It’s Independence Day in the U.S.A. and Old Glory is being flown near and far.
I recently was told that our local Lion’s Club sets up and takes down flag displays like this around Sequim. I haven’t been able to verify that nor to find any details but it’s a rather nice service. It pains me to see flags flown improperly at night and in poor weather.
There was a classic car show yesterday as part of Sequim’s annual Irrigation Festival (a celebration of channeled water that allowed farming to start here over 120 years ago). As is fitting for such a celebration, it rained. On top of that, we went late. There weren’t many cars still there but the ones we saw were interesting. Like this three wheeler.
It was pretty tricked out.
I started celebrating Valentine’s Day a little early this year when Doodlebugs, our local scrapbooking store, announced that they were hosting a drive to collect handmade Valentine cards for patients at Children’s Hospital in Seattle. I love Valentine’s Day. And since making greeting cards is an addiction for me, that was all the excuse I needed.
If the deadline hadn’t been the end of last month I’d probably still be making them. I’m not the only addict. The drive collected over 700 cards.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Whatever seasonal holiday you celebrate at this time of year I hope yours is happy, warm, and filled with spirit and love.
Wrapped and waiting.
Note to self: Don’t forget to check the hiding places for forgotten gifts.
Christmas is almost here. This is suspiciously like the face that’s been greeting me in the mirror lately.