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#254 Lavender Forever

Lavender Fields

Photo taken at the San Juan Winery, Friday Harbor, WA. San Juan Islands.

The gardens at the San Juan Winery are a gorgeous riot of texture and color.  Did you know that Lavender is a member of the mint family? I was very surprised to learn that!

As I looked at the Lavender, I knoew I wanted a photo, but I really wasn’t expecting to be dazzled by the view when I raised my Nikon SLR to frame this shot.  To me, the Tiger Lilies in the background add interest and color to what would otherwise be a rather ho-hum composition.

Charlene L. Amsden, photographer

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6 Responses to “#254 Lavender Forever”

  1. Nicole says:

    That shot’s awesome!
    I didn’t know you guys have Lavender fields too.
    I just managed to kill a tiny plant that I “stole” from my neighbours, sigh…
    I love Lavender 🙂

  2. quilly says:

    Nicole — I took this photo when we were in Friday Harbor, Washington — and yep, fields of lavender. Although this was actually a patch of lavender in the winery’s garden. You can see the color from the Tiger Lilies on the other side.

    I thought to myself as I lifted the camera, “Why am I bothering to even look, it would be a boring picture — but my view finder revealed this glorious riot of color and I was dazzled!

  3. Jientje says:

    Yes, I’ve found it!!! Off center to the right eh?
    I love the deep blue color of the lavender, and then that gorgeous bokeh in the background! Nice shot!

  4. Melli says:

    WOW! That is gorgeous! Bet it smelled sooooooooo good too!

  5. quilly says:

    Jientje — yep — a little glint that looks a bit like fly, I think.

    Melli — the whole garden was dazzling. Too bad you weren’t there to walk through it with me.

  6. Lew says:

    Beautiful color in this one! And I guess your evergreen and sky is also from Washington.