Last summer, I spent a day at the Sequim Lavender Festival and photographed lavender for the first time. (I also ate some amazing lavender cheesecake, yum!) Here’s a shot from that trip:
This July, I stayed closer to home and explored the Vashon Lavender Farm Tour. It’s smaller than the one in Sequim—fewer farms to tour—but other than that it’s very similar. Most of the farms offer lavender products, lavender-infused food, live music, and “u-pick” lavender.
I snapped some general lavender shots, like the one above, but I also focused on getting a crisp shot of a bumblebee in the lavender. It’s trickier than it sounds—the little buggers zip from plant to plant, staying still for mere seconds. Here are my results:
Anne Boyington of Trevani Truffles also offered some delicious treats at Fox Farm Lavender. I bought a single truffle initially, and when I found I couldn’t stop thinking about it, I returned for a box of four. Flavors included the Lavande, with dark chocolate, hazelnut cream, and Fox Farm lavender oil, and the Rosey, made of white and dark chocolate and rosemary and lavender oils.