Sunday, July 20, 2008

On the Wild Side

We just got back from 4 days of camping on the Olympic Peninsula. Spent one night near Dungeness Spit but that was all once we realized it was also the Lavender Festival in nearby Sequim and the campground was fully reserved for Friday and Saturday nights. Imagine mobs of mostly middle aged ladies wearing lots of purple and straw gardening hats strolling up and down the aisles of a street fair where the air is infused with lavender; lavender sachet, lotions, soaps, sprays, jellies,lavender plants, lavender tied up in bundles, artwork featuring lavender. Watch out Provance, Sequim is nosing in on the cachet of lavender! Can you believe it; my husband accommodated my curiosity, stopped the car and we actually did a quick 'browse and buy' at the stalls? It did help that: #1 It was early, barely 9:30 and the serious crowds had not yet accumulated. #2 We both needed a good coffee fix. On from from there we went to Seal Rock campground near Brinnon. The Turk's Cap Lily in these photos was taken at the viewpoint for Mt. Walker.


Mercedes said...

Sounds like so much fun! Not sure if I told you yet-I am teaching 5th Grade. I go back on the 28th of July. Enjoy the rest of your time off!


Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Your post sounds so exotic it makes me want to visit. Happy strolling.~~Dee

Diana said...

Did you happen to see any lavender infused honey? Absolutely the best honey I've ever had. Hope to get to see you Saturday!!

Teresa said...

I'm bustling about, printing my boarding pass, etc.etc.
See you in Real Time very soon!

Nancy said...


I really enjoyed your blog. Would love to live in your neck of the woods.


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