|Lavender in bloom on the Olympic Peninsula a few weeks ago...|
Still, there's plenty of the purple haze and smell to satisfy the tourists.
Last year I planted my own lavender bush and because I moved in January, the transfer of the bush did not go well. It needed to go into the ground earlier rather than later, but I think it will survive and maybe next year it will have the intensity of its neighbors.
|Protection Island in Washington State, in the Strait of Juan|
de Fuca, in the mouth of Discovery Bay, near Sequim.
|Close up of the lavender flower, a wonderful scent, if you|
aren't allergic to it, which I know some folks are.
The island is one of two of the local nesting places for the Tufted Puffin, and as one of my birder followers (Margaret in Italy) knows, these are interesting and an endangered species.
It's likely the weather is going to continue to be dry and warm, but I'm going to be prepared for the coolness that being on the water at dusk brings.
A good friend is moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a couple of weeks. She was one of the first people who befriended me when I arrived in Sequim, and it will be hard to not have her living nearby. I completely get the reasons for her move, and people move in and out of our lives all the time, in one way or another. But I don't have to like it, do I?