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.