Washington Slept Here, Lavender Farms, Part II

When the State is named Washington, it might be a fair claim that old George Washington could have slept everywhere in that state.  Well, truth be told, I did meet George Washington in Sequim, in fact he is an actor, Vern Frykholm, that dresses up and portrays George Washington at different venues and often at the George Washington Inn during their annual Lavender Festival in July and the Northwest Colonial Festival in August.

The George Washington Inn is a Bed & Breakfast Lavender Farm that was one of the last farms we stopped at in Sequim.  From the roadside you can see the stately looking white mansion with a long entry road with fences and lavender and wildflowers landscaped on the property.  It also has a barn-like building which houses their gift shop but I didn’t have time to explore that building because I was conscripted drafted inducted asked to assist in photographing some publicity photos of George as I stepped on the property to do some landscape photos of the lavender and Inn.  This will be my Thursday Doors post for this week.

The owner, Dan Abbott, saw me with my camera and headed directly to me to ask a favor that I could not refuse.  He wanted someone to take photos of George, some bank representatives holding one of those huge cardboard checks and himself for some donation or charitable cause; I think that was the purpose but I was too busy trying to focus the cellphone camera to make sure everything was good in the photos.  They were satisfied when the job was done and discharged me from the Colonial Army so I could do my civilian photographs.

The George Washington Inn as it appeared when I volunteered to shoot some photos for Dan Abbott and George Washington.

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George Washington mobilized Dan Abbott and their bank which has trained orcas on wheels to get ready for battle.

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Lavender landscaping.

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This is their replica bridge where they enact the Battle at Lexington at the annual Northwest Colonial Festival.

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The entry to the B & B Inn with doors and rocking chairs.

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Green side doors with floral ornaments.

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Landscaping on the side of the farm.

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The backyard and screened-in sunrooms with the back entry doors.

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Thank you for visiting my post and thanks again to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors website that gives us bloggers an outlet to let our thoughts be put on paper or in this case, web space.  For more posts and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.

17 thoughts on “Washington Slept Here, Lavender Farms, Part II

    1. Haha! Getting drafted into the Continental Army or whatever service was around at that time might have another story for a TD blog! It was a beautiful farm and I wish we had more time to explore but I was happy to leave a mark with taking their publicity photos for them. Sequim was a very nice place and our friend Billee said her father and brother live there. Thanks, Deborah!

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  1. I love the doors and other photos in this post. I lived in Washington for three years, and I’ve been back several times. I visited the peninsula many times, but never Sequim. Thanks for showing me what I missed.

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  2. Gordon – the eloquence in your photos here gave this post such a wonderful flow – and maybe my heart was tugged as I felt proud to be an American and also love lavender – and the purple bike shot – super cool.

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  3. Loved this post thoroughly. Your skill with capturing buildings really comes out here! Still though, the lavender with the bike in front, was I thought, one of your most memorable! The design in that image is so attractive! Of course, I don’t have any connection to Washington, but if I ever would think of changing my citizenship, it would be Washington changing my mind! They at times have wondered if hubby would make a good appearance for Washington, lol.
    Sorry, I am late – I blame it on one of my grandchildren staying overnight at our house in the weekend – no time other than just putting in my link, but I’m glad for you alerting me to this great post of Washington!

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