This past June, I met up with two women who are Facebook friends on a photography group I'm participating in. Barbara, Susan and I met face to face for the first time and Susan brought her husband and two daughters. We "clicked" right away and had a pleasant time photographing the event.
Rows and rows of lavender bushes in bloom- the fragrance was powerful and bees were having their own gatherings!
There were exhibits on how to make beverages from lavender- I believe one was wine, and many types of food made from the flower. We sampled lavender ice cream. It tasted just like it smelled. I would not care to consume an entire serving! There were also breads and cakes made with the bloom, but I did not try any. I love lavender as a body wash or air freshener, but not for eating!
Other booths displayed crafts made from the flower, and were quite attractive.
There were two sets of hay wagons trotting around the grounds giving tours and educating folks on the wonders of lavender. I did not take the ride, but enjoyed the beauty of the horses!
It was cool seeing several fellow "artists" at work! We had permission to photograph them and they seemed pleased to be included.
I really enjoy photo safaris and it's even more fun when going with like-minded friends! I hope to be able to do something like this again in the future. (But only after my hip replacement has been completed!
Does your hobby provide the opportunity for meeting up with new people?
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