Last year I took the girls to Cotswold Lavender farm and got some beautiful photos of them running through the lavender. I knew then that this would probably become an annual event. Thankfully, the girls really enjoyed themselves last year so were more than happy to visit again this year and, with the promise of an ice cream if they cooperated, let me take some photos of them.
The lavender fields were just as beautiful and fragrant as they were last year. The vibrant purple against the nearby wheat fields just accentuates their colour.
I don’t know what it is about the lavender fields, but the girls just want to run up and down the rows of the lavender as soon as they see them. Thankfully they did stop at times too.
They even stopped and sat down for a while.
They picked a few of the stems to examine them a little closer.
Being a little older now, and even though there was the prospect of ice cream for well-behaved girls, they can’t always be relied upon to behave for me when I want to take their pictures. It’s not normally Freyja that causes the problem, it’s always Emily. She is so cheeky, and couldn’t resist pulling faces rather than smiling AND causing her big sister to join in.
In addition to the rows of lavender, there was also a massive swathe of wild flowers. In contrast to the differing shades of purples of the lavender, this was a mass of mainly bright yellows and blues with the odd red poppy thrown in. The girls were entranced by the colours.
The whole place was so beautiful, but for me, the real beauties there were my gorgeous girls.
And as beautiful as they both are individually, there is something even lovelier when the two of them are laughing with each other and enjoying each other’s company. I think that it is these pictures, when they are not stood there, behaving nicely in front of the camera, that I love the most. I am so lucky to be able to have captured these moments when you can see how much they adore each other.
So, until next year….