This is Spanish Lavender, lavanda en español.  Depite my benign (or could it be intentional) neglect of my garden and the pounding rains we’ve had recently, the roses, complete with aphids, the salvia, the azaleas, and the Spanish Lavender are in glorious spring bloom. We finally have some sunshine here and it’s beginning to look, and even feel, like spring.  I used my Nikkor 500mm PF lens with the Nikon D5 set to high speed crop for this image.