Monday, August 18, 2014

'Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky

Yesterday we visited the Purple Haze Lavender Farm in Sequim, Washington.

Sequim is located in what's called the "rain shadow" of the Olympic Mountains, which means for an area surrounded by some of the wettest rainforests in the 48 contiguous states, it's actually pretty dry.  It receives about as much rainfall as Los Angeles, less than sixteen inches per year.  Due to this the town has given itself the nickname of "Sunny Sequim".
Because of its unique climate, the city and surrounding area are known for the commercial cultivation of lavender (I didn't know it).  There are over thirty lavender farms in the vicinity.

The amount of lavender grown here makes it the Lavender Capital of North America, rivaled only by France.  That's a lot of smelly purple flowers.  Of course, none of my photos look like these.  You're going to have to go to France for that.
Oh, and just so you know - Sequim is pronounced "skwim" - which is much cooler than saying "seh-kwim".  It's a fun word to say.  Go ahead, say it a few times.

Skwim.  Skwim.  SKWIM.

Right?




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2013: I Feel Like I'm Being Followed
2012: Keeping Pace With The Seniors
2011: Island Bound
2010: Cristo Velato
2009: Flash Dancing Through Summer
2008: Another Day, Another 32 Things About Me
2007: A Bottle And A Nap Would Be Nice
2006: Because You Never Know When You’re Going To Need A Roman Candle
2005: Thank A Trucker