At Carmel Valley Ranch, there are fields of Lavender alongside the roads. At the top of a hill near us is a beautiful, small field of Lavender. We walk by it every day while walking our dog Lulu. About 10 days ago, the Lavender bushes, neatly pruned for winter, began to grow long stems with buds. Then, a few days ago, we noticed there was only one stem that had bloomed amongst the thousands that surrounded it. Out came my trusty iPhone and here is the result.