The scent of lavender is known for its soothing, relaxing qualities. The lavender in my garden is in full bloom now and when I looked at it this afternoon, after pouring myself a glass of Zinfandel, I can really appreciate the qualities it lends to my garden, especially today. After sitting as “Juror #3” for most of the day and inexplicably being thanked for my jury service and dismissed after 5 hours when I was convinced I was going to be seated on the jury, I was grateful for my soothing, relaxing garden, and, of course, my glass of Zinfandel. The composition was actually inspired by my friend Melinda’s Kansas Wheat post today. As I looked through the viewfinder at the lavender it reminded me of her stalks of wheat.