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Monday, January 14, 2013

Our World!!

Time for "Our World" again! This is a wonderful way to find the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things about Our World and to share them! Hope you will join us! Click on the link  to go to the Our World site and sign up!!
http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/ 

 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 Listeni/ˈskwɪm/ is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. As of the 2010 census counted a population of 6,606. Sequim is located along the Dungeness River near the base of the Olympic Mountains. The city has been increasing in population dramatically in recent years due to the influx of retirees from the Puget Sound region and California.
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.[6] 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. 

44 comments:

gigihawaii said...

How beautiful. I would love to see lavendar fields there.

beyondzephyr.com said...

Beautiful photos! I so love the sunlight in your world :-)

Karen said...

I bet the scent of that laveder is heavenly! Those llamas are sweet! Have a great week Sylvia.

ladyfi said...

Beautiful lavender fields - and llamas with bling! Just delightful!

Gattina said...

Wow, that's beautiful ! and the llamas look so cute !

Anna said...

Hi Sylvia, I can smell the Lavender over here... ;))
Such a beautiful captures and love the colors...
Have a nice week and warm greetings Anna

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely captures Sylvia! Thanks for sharing pics on this festival!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of this beautiful place. I love the fields of lavender. I thought it was southern France at first.

mick said...

Great photos of the lavender. It must smell lovely.

Jannibele said...

What a beautifull purple carpet of Lavender. I can feel the scent....:)

Gary said...

Love the lavender and Llamas!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Those beautiful lamas look like mascots of the Lavender festival! They seem to enjoy the attention! And those lavender fields are exquisite! Lavender scents in the air are so heady and wonderful!

TexWisGirl said...

just gorgeous! i can only imagine seeing that in person.

Photo Cache said...

this is on my list of things to do this year - visit a lavender field. how lovey are your captures.

Fun60 said...

Those fields are just beautiful. I love the colour.

eileeninmd said...

The lavender farms and festivals are great to visit. The lavender color is one of my favorite colors. Beautiful photos, Sylvia! Have a happy week ahead!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sylvia this is such a beautiful post, just incredible. So much like being there, I swear I can almost can get a whiff of that wonderful lavender scent.

And now everybody is going to know how to pronounce Sequim!

NatureFootstep said...

o Sylvia, how wonderful this is. So beautiful. Now I have one more thing on my wish list. Think I have to become a healthy 100-years old if I should be able to do what I want to do. :)

LOLfromPasa said...

I can't tell you how much I love lavender. You really do these scenes justice. Lovely!

Weekend-Windup said...

Yes, wonderful World. Its all how we are looking at it.

Carol L McKenna said...

Nature's treasures are so wonderfully captured in your photos ~ Wonderful for OWT ^_^

LifeRamblings said...

The fields are so amazingly beautiful.

Leovi said...

Great photos, a beautiful lavender field, that beauty ...
Saludos.

Jack said...

This was so interesting. Great colors. I want to go to Provence some time when the lavender is in bloom.

Indrani Ghose said...

Great info in this and lovely pics. I want to sit in that chair right now!

Kalantikan said...

So very beautiful, I've always seen them in photos but not in person. I've seen a clump of lavender plant only once yet, in Sweden, and it is not the sligtly dull color, but i still savored the chance of seeing it. How so wonderful the climatic conditions of this place, and thanks for those informations below the post.

SandyCarlson said...

I love lavender. It is my favorite flower. Your photos make my day.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That lavender is so beautiful. Bet it smells divine!

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---I love Lavender --and bet those field smelled wonderful... Sequim sounds like a neat place... No wonder that it is a 'growing' area...

Gorgeous photos.. Thanks!!!

Hugs,
Betsy ---who might call the name of that town, Squirm!!!! ha ha

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I think that I'm adding a lavender field to my bucket list.

George said...

Those rows of lavender are beautiful. The llamas are pretty neat as well.

Martha Z said...

I bet it smells heavenly! I know I enjoy the aroma from my lavender plants in spring.

cieldequimper said...

Sequim, Provence! Fantastic!

magiceye said...

Wow! So beautiful.......!!

Enrique G.A. said...

Hello, as always great photos.
Greetings. -

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots from Lavender field. Simply love it.

Cezar and Léia said...

This Lavander Festival is wonderful, a dream! I want so much to visit Provence someday!Thanks for this amazing set of pictures, the composition with the chair is adorable!
Hugs
Léia

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful lavender fields! It must be fun to live in the place, but gardeners would have a hard time:(

Dana said...

I can almost spell the lavender! Beautiful pics!

Dianne said...

there is a lavender field near me that opens in spring
you have inspired me to visit
what a beautiful place

Nature Rambles said...

I can imagine that heavenly fragrance. These photos are exquisite!!

Barb said...

Sylvia, I ant to sit on that lavender chair and smell the lavender while drinking it in with my eyes. You lucky Gal! PS Read the post for Jan 15 and was nodding in agreement!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Lavender and Dungeness crab? What an interesting two-some. I love both!

Bises,
Genie

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I can imagine how wonderful it must smell here Sylvia, I would love to see a sight like this, in the meantime I will enjoy your images Sylvia.

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