Sequim Lavender Fields

The first leg of my Olympic peninsula trip brought me to Sequim, Washington. The town sits in the rain shadow of the Olympic range, so gets very little precipitation despite the Pacific Northwest reputation. This combined with the soil and fog filled breezes from the Juan de Fuca Strait make optimal conditions for growing lavender. And boy do they like lavender, it is everywhere. I arrived just prior to  the Sequim Lavender Weekend (the third weekend in July), to find the fields at their peak and absent the crowds arriving in a few days.

You will find more photos in my Olympic Peninsula gallery