It's lavender time.
There are a number of spots around the valley where a few farmers are raising lavender. As soon as the flowers turn color and smile at the sky Mr. Dirtywrench and I jump on the Yamaha and take a lavender tour. There is a small field not far from our house, right next to the highway where people can stop and get a closer look. There is a larger planting in a small town lower in the valley. They have an annual lavender festival with attractions and activities. We regularly ride by to watch the progression of growth, eagerly awaiting the time when the field bursts into color.
The presence of these fragrant fields is a testament to the diversity of our state and especially of our little valley.