Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lavender Daze

Tuesday we traveled to Sequim (pronounced Squim) as we'd decided to photograph the lavender fields and farms before the official Sequim Lavender Festival starts this weekend. It was a wise decision. The roads were empty, as were the parking lots, farm shops and the fields themselves.

While we visited several farms, we spent the most time at the one that became our favorite: Purple Haze Lavender. The owner, Mike Reichner, was fabulously generous in sharing the workings of the farm and we were even able to shoot and produce an HD video for him of the harvest (see end of this post). Here's a sample of the images but click the links at right to view the full photo story and image collection!