Speechless Sunday: Lavender Fields

Real Estate Agent with RLAH Real Estate AB95346

In Sequim, in Washington state's Dungeness Valley, the main crop is my favorite plant, lavender.  I took this photo at the Purple Haze Lavender Farm just outside of the utterly charming town of Sequim.  There are twelve acres of lavender, (organic, of course), and the place smells just heavenly!  The gift shop sells all things lavender, including soaps, oils, and even salad dressing!

And if you are planning a vacation, they also have rentals available that look like they'd be great fun! 

Oh, and they also have those monster crabs that taste amazing!

Comments (29)

Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

Patricia, how wonderful that you live near this beautiful area.  I truly love the look and the smell of lavender.  I have a whole little basket of lavender soaps in my bath area and it freshens up the whole room.

Aug 01, 2010 07:16 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Pretty picture. You sure did get around during your stay here.

Aug 01, 2010 07:20 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Patricia- I love lavender too and would love to be able to look out my window every morning and see a field of lavender.  (It's also one of my favorite colors.)

Aug 01, 2010 07:36 AM
Maria Morton
Platinum Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Oooh, that is a pretty row of Lavendar!

Aug 01, 2010 08:04 AM
Anne Clark
Metro Referrals - Gainesville, VA

What a neat photograph.  Don't know that I have ever seen this much lavendar planted in one place.  I bet it did smell good,

Aug 01, 2010 08:10 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

This brings back memories of seeing fields like this in France! Thanks for the memories! Beatiful!

Aug 01, 2010 08:30 AM
Heather Oberhau
Prudential Fox & Roach - Newtown, PA
Bucks County Real Estate, e-PRO

I just worked on a photo shoot on a gorgeous lavender farm in our area.  The smell was amazing, and the owner the neatest person I've met in a long time.  Did you know lavender water helps sunburn and is a natural insect repellent?

Aug 01, 2010 09:08 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Pat:  My wife would love to visit this place.  Lavender smells so soothing to her.  She'd be like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz .. just wanting to lay down in the poppies.  Beautiful photo ..


Aug 01, 2010 10:27 AM
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Lovely, I think I can even smell them now radiating through my computer screen.

Aug 01, 2010 10:46 AM
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA


I had just heard on the radio the other day that Lavender farms are quite vogue right now....I would love to take some pictures there myself!

Aug 01, 2010 11:08 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

How gorgeous.  We have lavender fields and farms in the Texas Hill Country area.  They are lovely.

Aug 01, 2010 11:12 AM
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Pat... it's a gorgeous shot and I can smell the fragrant lavender just looking at it!

Aug 01, 2010 11:55 AM
Paula Swayne
Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715 - Sacramento, CA
Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga

Hi Pat!
Wow...that is absolutely stunning! A client bought me lavendar soap once and it took me several baths to figure out that the little brown things floating in my bath was lavendar from the soap!

Aug 01, 2010 11:58 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Reminds me of the time my son and I spent cycling in France.  Fields of Lavender.  Just wanted to lay down and roll around in the wonderful smells.

Aug 01, 2010 12:35 PM
Paul Peck
Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida - Melbourne, FL
Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor


Very nice shot. So manicured and uniform.


Aug 01, 2010 01:52 PM
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

I thought France at first glance but lavender obviously flourishes in Washington too.

Aug 01, 2010 03:06 PM
Diane Williams
Pell City, AL

I bet the owner of this farms look forward to this every year.  I can almost smell it.....

Aug 02, 2010 12:56 AM
Michael Bergin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES - Alexandria, VA
Northern Virginia Real Estate

Sequim seems like a fabulous little town. Can you imagine living on that beautiful waterway?

Aug 04, 2010 11:52 AM
Stacey Mayer
Snohomish-Homes.com - Everett, WA

Oh, thank you, Patricia. This is such an idyllic photo!

Sep 26, 2010 06:02 PM
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Patricia-I can smell the lavender all the back to Seattle! What a unique place. Best.

May 01, 2011 02:04 PM