A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Sequim (pronounced squim), Washington, with friends and to spend a few days surrounded by lavender fields.
The lavender festival was slated for the following weekend, but the early blooms were luscious and the aroma sweet and pervasive.
Noisy neighbors lived next door, however. The two peacocks and rooster started bellowing around 4 am. The sound was to say the least, piercing, unmuted by open windows, and each morning startled me awake.
Although I consider myself a "morning person" 4 am (3 am ABQ time) is a ridiculous hour for rising.
Nevertheless, the premature arousal gifted me with a begrudged opportunity to stroll the grounds at sunrise and take it all in, solo. I took a few pictures to remind me of the visit. Hope you like them.
As you can see I am experimenting with the "painterly look." The lavender seems to lend itself to a blurred mass of color. Do you agree?
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