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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

mantanza creek winery

the novel bakers present lavender week~





















i am wild over the shapes and form and movement of the lavender, like undulating pungent waves to my eyes...








after you leave the lavender terraces you head up to under the oaks with those magical balls billowing in the breeze...


























while there an antique 1937 convertible packard pulled up, they had just renewed their vows of 40 years and were strolling the beautiful gardens and ended up having a wine and cheese pairing al fresco. they still looked so much in love...





















and thank you novel bakers for giving me a reason to share with others~

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8 comments:

Mary said...

Be still my heart...Lavender + Wine in one spot! I could spend hours enjoying the scenery and wine *hiccup*...David would have to pry me from those chairs! Shame on the cashier, wine snobs give wine a bad name!

I adore your shots~ lavender perfection...the purple waves, the lone umbrella, the fabulous hummer capture! How fun to see the happy couple and that CAR! My hubby would be circling the car ignoring the lavender and wine!

Great and beautiful lavender fun, thanks for inviting me along for such a beautiful tour!

Pam said...

What an incredible place!!! Your photos of the hummingbird are amazing!!

cippy said...

What a beautiful place...the fragrance must've been just wonderful. They should take a cue from the Novel Bakers and open up a Lavender Cafe on the property. That would've added to your fun!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Lavender waves and pillows of lavender, you have captured so much with your magic camera!~what an ethereal place you have found and shared with your treasure hunt for lavender. Thank for for a trip to a fairy tale place, and the lovely story that accompanied it.
Jenna

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Fantastic field trip Jain ~ so much soothing and beautiful eye-candy.

How patient Mr. Quiet Life is to put up with you snapping pictures of him as if he was a wildlife specimen to be examined from afar...cracks me up!

As I mentioned that is one winery that I've not been to, but we HAVE enjoyed their wines in the past, so nice to see the grounds and the lavender festival. I'm so glad you were able to go (and SHARE!) Great photos... I'm going back to browse through them more slowly... a mini-vacation. :)

Sarah said...

Oh, so happy you took us along. Seeing those mounds of breezy lavender makes me smile. Great shot of the hummer! How do you do it? Gotta say the car was also a hit. The hood ornament alone is incredible in and of itself!

Janie Gore said...

What a stunning post! I loved the pics and the story. I'm not a wine drinker so I've never wanted to visit wineries, but you have changed my mind. Looks like they offer more than drink.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Your photos and narration swept me away from the smothering Tennessee heat, straight into the heart of beauty. Where to begin? The wee hummingbird, moving at light speed, yet she is so clear, caught by your unerring eye. When I read about the couple, I thought of Marlena. Another charmed moment in time, to witness love blooming amongst the lavender. Like you, I am captivated by the sweep of purple, moving with the wind. Ah--an idea: I want to plant lavender all the way to my pond. Thank you for this unforgettable trip.