While on vacation in July we did a lot of driving about on country roads. The farmers often put up signs by their fields so we can tell what is growing - if we can't tell by looking.
Potato season is in full swing right now - hundreds and hundreds of acres of Washington potatoes. Washington is second in growing the most potatoes in this country - with Idaho only a little bit ahead.
Massive rows of potatoes. Potatoes are grown in Eastern (hot) and Western (cooler) Washington.
The blossoms of a far away potato field
Potatoes being watered with gigantic Rain Bird sprinklers
Potatoes near and potatoes far
Beautiful pink blossoms tell us that these will be red potatoes
This must be a very good year for potatoes
I saw a sign as we whizzed by on one of the busier roads - it was by a potato field and it said "strawberries" - but traffic was too heavy to stop and get a picture.
That reminds me of another sign I missed - it said "Nothing Allowed Here" - and I think they were serious.
Corn - lots of corn grown here too
And a hand painted sign pointing us to a lavender farm
This is a great climate for lavender and there are lavender farms nearby, on the San Juan Islands and in Sequim. Many of the towns have lavender festivals every year too - and you can buy any kind of lavender product you could think of - even lavender cookies and lavender ice cream.
You can smell the lavender on a warm day, long before you reach the farms.
And of course, strawberry signs - hundreds of acres of strawberries are grown here too. Washington is 4th in the nation for strawberry production. We do our best to eat all that we can.
I think I'll cook some potatoes with our dinner tonight - and strawberries and ice cream for dessert. This is a wonderful place to live.