And lavender draws bees, which make me very happy -- except for the hummingbird's auditory acrobatics, I'm not sure there's a better sound in a garden. Go ahead, click on one of those photos above and picture yourself listening to that contented bee, breathing in that sun-warmed lavender. . . .
But if you want to see more sun-basking happiness, look what caught my eye, near the lavender, by the beach, in the rock-oven that the sun has just turned up to Bake, Low . . .
cheery orange chair . . .