Category: Still Life

A favorite spot to photograph at Peace Valley Lavender Farm is the area where the bunches of cut lavender are hanging to dry.  The fragrance of dried lavender can last as long as 15 years.  I have a sachet in the car and all I need to do is squeeze it a little and the lavender fragrance fills the air!  It’s one of those fragrances that I just can’t get enough of … just like lilacs and honeysuckle!

These are a few of my favorite things …. bird houses, lanterns, anything patriotic, stars, and plants!  I would love to have a porch filled with these decorative items!


On today’s menu …. all of the things we love:  pumpkin pie for me and Thanksgiving Day Dinner for Brewster, Savannah and Gabriel!  Wishing all of our family and friends a very happy Thanksgiving!


Don’t you think that this scene would make an awesome jigsaw puzzle?  I love putting together jigsaw puzzles and really believe that in doing so, you help train your eye to see color, pattern and texture variations in the world around you.  As you examine the puzzle pieces, you begin to observe the slight differences in color as your eye moves across the scene.  You notice patterns and textures that you may overlook if you were not scrutinizing every square inch of the image trying to match pieces. Maybe if I move the wooden box and bunny statue, I could put together a puzzle right on that table while enjoying the garden around me!  🙂


Dried lavender flowers have a fantastic fragrance and can be used for so many things!  Did you know that rubbing lavender on your skin will help repel mosquitoes?  Dried lavender flowers can be used in tea, sachets, candles, salad dressing, soaps, lotions, potpourri, and so much more!