Saturday, August 25, 2012

No. 98 Lavender Fields, Sequim Washington

Sequim, Washington
Olympic Peninsula
Clallam County, Washington
Sequim (pronounced Skwim) is roughly in the middle between Port Townsend and Port Angeles along Hwy 101 on Washington States Strait of Juan de Fuca north shoreline.  The landscape is flat, hot and humid in the summer and for the Evergreen State a relatively dry area.
Sequim lies within the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains and receives on average less than 15 inches (380 mm) of rain per year—about the same as Los Angeles, California.  Morning marine fog burns off usually around mid afternoon revealing the northern side of the Olympic Mountain Range just behind the city. 
This quainty city of 6000 is steadily growing as more discover its beauty, climate and 2hr drive from Seattle. Every July the city celebrates a Lavender Festival which attracts 10's of thousands out to the Dungeness Valley for the fields of purple lavender. 
The city and the surrounding area are particularly known for the commercial cultivation of lavender, supported by the unique climate: it makes Sequim the "Lavender Capital of North America", rivaled only in France. The area is also known for its Dungeness crab.

Other Sequim Attractions:

Olympic Game Farm
Dungeness Split

Purple Bees Make Purple Honey
Purple Bees make Purple Honey
Lavender Fields of Sequim, Washington
Commercial Lavender Farm outside of Sequim
Lavender Fields, Sequim Washington
Purple Carpet of Lavender
Gear Kit 

Nikon D7000 Digital Camera
Tokina 12-24mm 
Nikon 70-300mm
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