Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mystery Destination

I went to a very special place the other day, and this is part of it. No, not a botanical garden, but something even more specific. Can you guess? The clue is in the flowers, do you know what they are? Maybe this will help. I'll be back tomorrow to tell you.


"King Solomon made for himself a carriage; he made it of wood from Lebanon...It's seat was upholstered with purple, it's interior lovingly inlaid by the daughters of Jerusalem."
Song Of Songs 3:9

32 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I'm thinking,this may be Lavender.Whatever it is the pictures are very pretty.

Jeanne said...

I guess you must have gone to a lavender farm. Your page is just beautiful with the pretty lavender colored background and the flowers and butterflys!

Mildred said...

Sure looks like Lavender...I love your background and header photo, Ginny. Love the butterfly too.

Arti said...

Whatever the destination Ginny, it sure must have been very very beautiful... The pics and the header give a very good picture of the place...
Have a wonderful day:)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Did you visit a lavender farm? Your photos are gorgeous!

Regina said...

Its just the most beautiful sight I've seen in awhile!! Yes..you went and visited a Lavender farm. I couldn't help it..I looked it up and noticed there are a couple that came up in your state!! The color alone..but together with the butterflies- are like a piece of heaven- really!

DawnTreader said...

Now I can just see you going there in King Solomon's carriage...!

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm going to guess a Lavender farm too. But even if we are all wrong any place that has lavender and butterflies has to be a great place to visit.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Eeek. I don't know flowers. I'll just have to wait in suspense!
Green Valley Book Fair is on the calendar for July 15.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

What a lovely photo to wake up to, I like how you change your blog header, its always new.

Lavender?

Or it kinda looks like a plant I purchased while at the nursery but have no idea what the name is. Its tall and lanky and kinda looks like lavender.

Where ever you when or it is, sure is lovely.

Shug said...

I am guessing a Lavender field...
These photos are beautiful...The lavender color and the fluttering butterfly captured in these pictures together is gorgeous..

This must have been an enjoyable day for you..the pictures were certainly enjoyable to Me..
Blessings,
shug

Chatty Crone said...

I can't believe you took that picture - well I can, but it is fabulous. Did you go to a Lavender Field? Awesome.

Fred Alton said...

I love the beauty of that butterfly with the purple background. Great pictures, Gin!

Remington said...

Beautiful!

srp said...

Yes, they look like lavender... mine is blooming like this and while I haven't seen any gulf fritillary butterflies yet, the bees are getting drunk on this nectar.

I did find six monarch caterpillars and brought them inside to their safe house. One is still eating... the other five are in their J-hook position... one of them has already formed a chrysalis. Crossing fingers that I got them before any tachnid flies laid their eggs on them or the leaves they ate outside.

Sandra said...

i am guessing you went to a butterfly garden. these are magnificent and stunning shots ginny. where ever you went, i love them. the purple flowers are gorgeous. long live purple AND beautiful flutterbye's , the verify word is hainky as in ain't this just a hainky post. LOL

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Well, I guess I am on the Lavender bandwagon. What a stumper! Got me! Have a super day!

Lady Jane said...

Hi Ginny, Your pics are lovely for sure. I am also guessing lavender or maybe loosestrife....

Karin said...

What a lovely field of lavender with a gorgeous butterfly! Just wonderful and the scent - oh, I'd love to sit down and enjoy for a while!

Doris Sturm said...

I've never seen a lavender field...I don't even know where to go look. The photos are beautiful.

Hope you're doing well ;-)

Ann said...

Well my first guess was maybe a butterfly conservatory but looks like everyone else is thinking lavender farm. Guess we'll find out tomorrow. Either way the pictures are gorgeous

LV said...

Wherever you visited, it certainly had some very pretty blue flowers. That butterfly just sets them off. They look like our Texas Bluebonnets.

hip-chick said...

I think that the flower is lavender. But, I know that the pictures are beautiful.

Neal said...

Very, very nice Ginny.

Joanne said...

At first I thought that was salvia but I don't think so anymore. can't wait to find out! That is one of my favorite colors! Blessings, Joanne

Bobbi said...

How beautiful!! I can't wait to know where you were... I love your header, Ginny. Wow!

S. Etole said...

These are beautiful, Ginny ... love your new header.

Ann said...

You LOl when I tell you a use for lavender oil in New Zealand.pssst top NZ secret.
In your toilet cleaning routine , after using your usual cleanser, flush, in a spray bottle , one table spoon of lavender oil, to the rest of water, spray round the bowl.

They guarantee everything will slide down the bowl. You never have to scold," Who didn't sit in the middle of the seat?" LOL

Kanak said...

I wasn't here yesterday but oh my, these pictures are gorgeous!!!

Annie said...

Lucky you to capture so many wonderful shots of a posey little butterfly.

Deborah said...

This is beautiful. I hope your feeling better! You & your husband look great!
xxoo
Deborah

Andrea said...

Wow, that butterfly is so beautiful with the lavender background. I also posted that butterfly in my penultimate post. However, i still don't know its name.