The Sedro-Woolley Rodeo (part of the week long Loggerodeo Celebration) happens each year at the 4th of July.
For us locals here in Sedro-Woolley, this is our time to shine, we have a parade, chain saw carving and more cool stuff.
This year the rodeo was held on two days, July 3rd at 6pm and on the 4th at 2.
I opted for the evening show. The weather was perfect, and there was a huge crowd.
Behind the fences the riders get themselves ready.
Then they climb up on the platform.
There are a whole bunch of people around making sure it all goes well.
and then they’re off!
Palouse Falls State Park lies in the southeastern quadrant of Washington State.
As you drive to the park you pass through some pretty desolate places, but as you near the park things get interesting.
Here the falls are bathed in moonlight…
and here under the Milky Way.
Palouse Falls State Park Campground
Palouse Falls State Park – Sunset
Yellow Bellied Marmot
The Sequim Lavender Festival officially runs July 21st, 22nd and 23rd. The lavender is already starting to bloom, you can check out the Bloom Report here.
Sequim is on the Olympic Peninsula, to get there from Sedro-Woolley, I drive to Coupeville and take the ferry to Port Townsend. From there its about an hours drive to Sequim.
Here are some images earlier trips to the Sequim Lavender Festival.
And a few images from the ferry ride over!
Ah, the sweet freedom of the last day of school!
My journey took me through Edison , to the Samish River.
The daisies got me thinking about the Samish Overlook, and so I headed there.
A hang glider swooped and soared above.
Another perfect day… Looking forward to many more!
Images captured years ago, now seeing the light of day…
It was just one of those utterly unbelievably colorful sunsets.
There is no way to fake those colors!
Samish Sunset 2
Samish Sunset 1
Near the top of my favorite places to camp! Shi Shi Beach and Point of the Arches, Olympic National Park.
Sunset at Point of the Arches
Sunrise at Shi Shi Beach
First Annual Sedro-Woolley Color Run!
I was asked to cover the event and had a blast!
At the end of the race a met a group who recently finished, near the old bowling alley… asked them to do a bit of posing, and well, you can see for yourself…