This morning we visited Matanzas Creek Winery in Bennett Valley, Sonoma County. They grow a large field of lavender that is fun to see just before the harvest when the bloom is at its peak. They also have gardens around their site with numerous special plants (not your standard landscape plantings). I even saw some linden trees in bloom and was excited to sniff fresh linden blossoms for the first time. The linden had the honeyed facet I’d expected, but was not cloying. Yummy. 🙂 Thought I’d share some lavender pictures. Happy 4rth!