To ‘The Peninsula’

02Sep11

Day Seven
Our new home in Port Angeles, on Washington’s peninsula was a few hours away so we left Olympia early. We traveled on the western side of the Puget Sound and up along Hood Canal. There were Native American reservations, businesses and casinos along the way. At low tide we could see people scratching for clams in the sand and bald eagles resting on tall pilings. We took a hike to the top of Mt. Walker where there was a nice view but flat lighting. Further north, in Sequim we stopped to see a lavender farm where a man was pressing lavender for its precious oil. I liked the (very strong) aroma but Brent didn’t so I took some quick shots, bought some lavender lemonade and we headed to lunch and the hotel. After checking in we went to the Olympic National Park visitor center and a nice ranger answered all our questions about the places we wanted to visit. We ended the day at Lake Crescent where we relaxed by the water while taking in the beautiful scenery and peaceful sunset.

'Lavender Rows' © Denise Bush

'Purple Chair' © Denise Bush

'Lavender Fields' © Denise Bush

'Sunset Row' © Denise Bush

'Lake Crescent III' © Denise Bush



8 Responses to “To ‘The Peninsula’”

  1. So beautiful Denise. Wonderful memories for you and your husband!!

  2. Hey… beautiful colors in the Mt’s on ‘Cresent Lk III. My fav is Sunset Row… super catch.

  3. 3 Cindi Wafstet

    Your photography is amazing. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit to Sequim. We’ve lived here for 11 years after moving from Seattle.

  4. 4 denisebushphoto

    Thanks for looking!!! Cindi it is nice to hear from you. I liked our visit to the Peninsula and Sequim very much. We stopped at the ‘Purple Haze’ lavender farm on the way in. I wanted to stop at the ‘Jardin De Soleil’ on the way home but it was closed so we stopped back at ‘Purple Haze’ so I could get some more pictures and some gifts to bring home. (There’s more coming.) Can you smell the lavender from your property?

  5. I truly love your blog.. Very nice colors & theme. Did you create this site yourself?
    Please reply back as I’m attempting to create my own personal
    website and would like to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named.

    Appreciate it!

    • This is a WordPress template and the theme is ‘Unsleepable’. It works better for a blog rather than a website because of the scrolling. Your last post will always be on top. You can see what theme people are using by scrolling to the bottom.

  6. A lovely set of photos. I particularly like the last one of the lake;beautiful colours and it looks so calm & peaceful.

    • Thank you!!! That is actually an older post from 2011. If you want to see some recent work click on the ‘Denise Bush’s Photo Blog’ at the very top. The very first post is the most recent and you can scroll down to see more if you like!


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