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One of the wonderful places to visit in my world come spring is the Lavender Festival and I'm sharing one of my visits with you today. The colors are exquisite and the fragrance that fills the air is delightful and everyone including a pair of llamas had a great day!! I've included some history from Wikapedia of the town where the festival is held every year. It's pretty interesting.
|Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson|
|Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Kahlil Gibran|
|The poetry of the earth is never dead. ~John Keats|
|The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. ~Author Unknown|
|The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. ~Galileo|
|Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein|
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. Yet the city is fairly close to some of the wettest temperate rainforests of the contiguous United States. This climate anomaly is sometimes called the blue hole of Sequim. Fogs and cool breezes from the Juan de Fuca Strait make Sequim's environment more humid than would be expected from the low average annual precipitation. Some places have surprisingly luxuriant forests dominated by Douglas-fir and western red cedar. Black cottonwood, red alder, bigleaf maple, Pacific madrone, lodgepole pine and Garry oak can also be large.
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.
Sequim is pronounced as one syllable, with the e elided: "skwim". The word comes from the Klallam language.