There are many wonderful sources for free photos that you can use for your blog, newsletters, website and social media sites.
I have as much fun finding free photos for my blog and newsletter as I do actually writing the content! Here are my four favorite sites for free images:
1. Flickr Free Use Photo Group: If you simply join this group, you can use any of the photos, and you can offer some of your own for others to use. I just added some aromatic plants to the pool of photos. This picture of Japanese women and the bamboo forest is from the free Flickr group.
2. MorgueFile free photos: They have 5000 free photos and you can easily search for the categories you're looking for. I searched "lavender" and came up with over 150 photos for free. There is a wide range of excellent photos on this site.
3. stock.xchng: Simply sign up with their site--for free!--and you're given easy access to over 350,000 stock photos! The range of images is impressive!
4. Open clip Art Library: An impressive range of artists contribute to the free clip art on this site--for anyone to use at no cost!