Tag: Lavender

Visiting the B & B Lavender Farm in Sequim

I LOVE lavender and have been growing it in my garden for the last 20 years, almost as long as the farms in Sequim, the self proclaimed lavender capital of North America. Located in the sunbelt of the Olympic Peninsula, the little town transformed… Continue Reading “Visiting the B & B Lavender Farm in Sequim”

Under the Trees in my Garden

For this week’s Sunday Stills challenge I thought I’d take you on a tour of my backyard garden much of which lies under the shade of giant Douglas Fir trees. When we moved to our house a few years ago the backyard was rather… Continue Reading “Under the Trees in my Garden”

No Festival this Year but No One Told the Lavender

The Pandemic may have shut down the Lavender Festival this year but we stopped by Purple Haze in Sequim to enjoy the show anyway. We were not disappointed. ~ Susanne

Roses and Herbs and Bees in The Garden

Honestly I have a lot of local travel stories still in the queue – all backed up and waiting to be shared. But the garden called me so I lingered there taking time to smell the roses and watch the bees among the herbs.… Continue Reading “Roses and Herbs and Bees in The Garden”

Bees on lavender

I love watching bees on lavender. Attracted by purple hats and tiny flowers they come in numbers, unaware of the others, held aloft on translucent wings that shouldn’t bear them. Exquisite. ~ Susanne

Today’s Fragrance in the Garden

The clematis continues to climb high in the sky but its beauty is not in its fragrance. For that you must look closer to the ground – to the cool colors in the herb garden – especially the lavender. And the sweetest scent comes… Continue Reading “Today’s Fragrance in the Garden”

Summer Wishes

As winter drags on and spring seems out of reach I’m already wishing for summer so I can revel in the garden soak in the sunshine and rest in the shade by the stream. For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Summer Scenes. ~ Susanne

Color and Surprise in the Fall Garden

I wandered in the garden and found color in the lavender – and a rose – and in a flock of visitors dressed in brilliant yellow! Townsend’s Warblers – what a treat! “Thank you for dropping by!  Please come again!” ~ Susanne

Sunflower Fields Forever

You have Tulip Fields in April – Lavender Fields in July – And Sunflower Fields in September?  Who knew? I’ve loved the seeds since I was a kid.  If I had a nickel in my pocket I’d stop at the store on my way… Continue Reading “Sunflower Fields Forever”

Busy as a Bee

I walked in my garden today and stopped to watch the bees. Bees on a mission working together and apart, Taking no thought of the other. Bees on the lavender and bees on the chives, Buzzing from blossom to blossom there was room for… Continue Reading “Busy as a Bee”

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