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Lavender Wind Farm

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Lavender Wind Farm lives on Whidbey Island up in Washington state.  Both farms allow you to go in and wander about to your hearts content, no charge. I highly recommend both, just for the scents alone.

http://www.lavenderwind.com/

There are rolling fields of lavender.  There is a giant garden which boasts flowers of many types, and also some very shy sunflowers!  The garden has a lot of other herbs like dill and chives, so just a simple stroll through the grounds is a very aromatically pleasing experience.

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Someone was very artistic in their landscaping.  There is a pond full of lilies, whimsical little bridges  with metal fish ornaments, and even a purple water bath.   A closed gazebo/shed where you can see all of the lavender bunches drying.  But my most favorite thing was the lavender labyrinth.

I visited in the evening, with overcast skies and white lace clouds hovering over the mountains in the distance across from Ebey’s Landng.    I felt like I had fallen into an Ann of Green Gables book.

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Also.  Chickens!

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Bashful sunflower.

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A tale of quail.

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Fort Casey State Park

Fort Casey State Park

Located on Whidbey Island in Washington state. Admiralty Inlet was considered so strategic to the defense of Puget Sound in the 1890s that three forts, Fort Casey on Whidbey Island, Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island, and Fort Worden at Port Townsend, were built at the entrance with huge guns creating a “Triangle of Fire.” This military strategy was built on the theory that the three fortresses would thwart any invasion attempt by sea. Fort Casey is now a 467 acres (1.89 km2) marine camping park. The Admiralty Head Lighthouse is located in the state park.

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