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Where to Find Lavender Fields

The Pacific Northwest offers many options for photographing, u-pick, or otherwise enjoying summer’s favorite flower – lavender.  Head to one of these locations towards the last weeks of June and into early July to find a field of purple flowers buzzing  in the summer sun, the warmth sending the fragrance… Read More

Skagit Valley Flowers

Skagit Valley Flowers

In the northwest corner of Washington state is a glorious sight …  fields of daffodils in the early spring followed by fields of colorful tulips. The Skagit Valley is a popular destination by locals and tourists alike. When spring arrives, everyone is excited to see nature awaken and Mother Nature… Read More

Salem Capitol in Spring

Salem Capitol in Spring

  Although the cherry trees took a hit during the late winter ice storm this year, the capitol grounds will still be looking lovely this Spring! The grounds are open to all and free to enjoy the gardens.  The capitol building sits right in the heart of downtown Salem.

Marion County, Oregon – Our photo of the week

Marion County, Oregon – Our photo of the week

The mid-Willamette Valley is stunning in so many ways – just drive around and you will be surprised by the variety of flowers, edibles, (and drinkables) you will find growing in the fertile fields. Known for growing fine grapes for making fine wine and hops for beer, you will also… Read More

Bouquets of Flowers in Bloom

Bouquets of Flowers in Bloom

There is something special that happens when you bring a bouquet of freshly picked flowers into your home. Flowers have a special way of lightening the mood and bringing a smile to your day. In the heart of summer, there are many flower farms that offer u-pick or pre-picked bouquets… Read More

Helvetia Lavender Fields

Helvetia Lavender Fields

The beautiful fragrance of lavender fills the air on a warm summer’s day while at Helvetia Lavender Farm just west of Portland, Oregon. The rolling hills of the Tualatin Valley just outside their farm are so inviting for a weekend drive. Plan on getting out this summer and take home… Read More