y "Walk of Fame" at the Shooting Star Lavender Farm
One of the lavender fields on the hillside
overlooking the lush valley.
was invited to the Shooting Star Lavender Farm in Clatskanie, Oregon.
My hosts were George and Debbie Throop. George is a most creative
man and has a soft place in his heart for Hollywood. He is an artist,
carpenter, cook, designer, engineer, collector and very knowledgeable
about flowers and most especially lavender.
the "Walk of Fame", George, Karolyn and Debbie look
at the freshly made prints in the concrete.
has incorporated a Hollywood "Walk of Fame" on his farm.
Along with the purple fields of the lavender, he has on his property
a 200 year old tree that is like a huge umbrella that covers a "thinking
bench". This area offers a great place to contemplate life.
But the icing on the cake is the view. From his 100 year old house,
he has a vista of a lush, fertile valley. The Clatskanie, River
wanders through the many green fields to the Columbia River.
looking out at the sea of lavender surrounding me, I had the honor
of placing my handprints and footprints in the concrete next to
Many of the fans of IAWL came to visit and to enjoy the lavender
tea that George had prepared. George has many items for sale that
he offers on his website shootingstarlavender.com.
If you are in the area, be sure and schedule a visit to Clatskanie
and don't miss the opportunity to check out this wonderful farm
and the collection of Hollywood memorabilia that George and Debbie