Country Wedding at Jardin Del Sol in Snohomish

It was the perfect location, the perfect weather, the perfect couple…and a delightful afternoon. Elli and Chris (and their entire familes) were laid back and just wanted to enjoy the day and have fun. They exchanged vows in a grassy knoll surrounded by family and friends. In fact, it was the love and work of many friends that made the day special – from the wedding coordinator to the ‘chef’ the details added to the country-style flavor of this wonderful event.

Daytripping in Sequim

Mike’s photo bus headed to Sequim for the day. I feel like I’m getting a taste of what retirement is like. Sunshine, lavender, food, wine…..chocolate! But I digress.  We stopped at Jardin du Soleil and Purple Haze Lavender Farm. Sequim is internationally recognized for this fragrant herb that lends itself well to hydrating oils, lotions and soaps (of which I sell “Pierogi Soap” scented with lavender).

Next photo op was the Dungeness Spit and lighthouse with views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Vancouver Island and Mount Baker. It’s about a 6 mile walk to the lighthouse. Not enough time to make that hike but a 270mm lens helped make the stop worth it.

Just west of Walmart (they are everywhere!)  we found the Railroad Bridge Park. The 1900s railroad bridge is part of the Olympic Discover Trail. The cold Dungeness River flows beneath it.

Next and last stop Port Angeles and Fort Worden for sunset. Ended up at the Point Wilson Lighthouse (1879) which is still active and whose beacon guides ships.

Thanks Mike and Ed for another relaxing photo tour of the great northwest!