“Bicycles,” the City Daily Photo theme for August, takes me to our local bicycle race, “Tour de Dung” (as in Dungeness, the region where the race is held each March). The cyclists are very fast and often colorful.
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Next weekend, July 17-19, is Sequim’s annual Lavender Weekend, an event celebrating all things lavender. As with any crop, timing can be tricky. But this year the lavender fields got the memo and are already showing off blooms. This is a view taken recently at Jardin du Soleil.
The festival features tours of our many lavender farms, a street fair, music performances, and a variety of other community events. Visitors can find an array of lavender in shades from deep purple to pink and white with varieties grown for essential oils, cooking, dried foliage, and classically beautiful landscaping. Most farms sell lavender plants, dried and fresh bouquets, and lavender infused products from soaps and lotions to spices. The view above is Olympic Lavender Farm.
We had family in town this week and went searching for eagles. We found only one, this critter. I for one wasn’t disappointed.
I’m taking a break but will re-post some favorite shots while I’m gone. This is the barn at Clark Farm.
I’m taking a break but will re-post some favorite shots while I’m gone. This is one of the Dungeness Recreation Area. I love the mood.
The Clark Farm, in the distance, has a prominent and very nice looking barn. The Clark family is one of the oldest pioneer families in the area, having settled in 1853. The current elder generation opened a sweet bed and breakfast, Clark’s Chambers B & B while their son raises organic meats and poultry.
Remembering and honoring veterans, past and present. For those still with us: thank you for all you’ve given.