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Sunday, June 10, 2007
Our Lavender Day
First I must apologize for not posting any pictures. I don't have a digital camera (I'm working on that, but on a fixed income I have to take things slowly) so I don't have any pictures of my own. I did, however, have pictures of one of the farms we visited, but for some reason I am not being allowed to post any pictures this morning....sigh. I'm sure it must be me, but I can't figure it out.

I shall just have to tell you about our Lavender Adventure. We got a nice, early start so it was still cool, and there was a lovely breeze. We visited three Lavender Farms. The first two were very nice, but it was the third one that took the prize.

All of the farms have beautiful lavender fields. They look so pretty - long rows of full green bushes with those lovely lavender flowers sticking out above the top. When you look down the row, you see that a wave of that beautiful color set against the blue of the sky. All of the farms had lots of lavender products - lotions, soaps, dried lavender sachets, hand towels with lavender flowers embroidered along the edges. The smell was just wonderful.

The second farm we visited had chairs set up in the shade of giant oaks where there was a man making arrow heads and a lady playing soothing music on her harp. My husband was fascinated by the man making arrow heads. When I'm finished here, I promised to look up how the Native Americans made them. They couldn't possibly have made them with the tools this man was using.

The last farm was the one that we all liked the best. The lavender fields were gorgeous. However, it was the landscaping of the grounds that was just breath-taking. Everywhere you looked there were flower beds filled with a variety of flowers. The patio of the stucco farm house was just filled with blooming potted plants. Behind the barn there was an area that had a vegetable garden and a beautiful rose arbor with a bench swing hanging underneath. The setting was idyllic. I asked the lady who owned the farm if she did the gardening herself. She just smiled and pointed to a young Mexican man and said that he was responsible for all the landscaping. He was pleased when we complimented him on the work he had done. I wonder if he'd like to come and spruce our place up a bit!!

They were serving lavender lemonade, lavender ice cream and lavender cookies at this farm - Lavender Hill. We sampled the lemonade and ice cream - delicious. It was beginning to get rather warm, so we just rested in the shade of the giant oaks for a little while before heading to the town square to see the Lavender Festival.

There was quite a crowd and a great many booths filled with everything from lavender products, to quilts, to jewelry, to sun catchers..... We visited a few, but it was getting really oppressive by then so we decided to call it a day. My Dad usually finds a shady spot and a chair and just waits for us - so we found him and headed on home.

We stopped for lunch along the way and just spent time visiting and catching up on everyone's news. It was a good day. I just enjoy seeing my Mom enjoy herself. I knew this was something she would like, and she did.

Have a blessed sunday everyone.
  posted at 11:48 AM

At 12:19 PM, Blogger Susie said...

You paint such a lovely word picture that I had no trouble whatsoever visualizing this fun outing.
I've never tried lavender lemondade, or really lavendar anything (food wise) sounds different!
I bet the scent of all things lavender was just amazing!!

At 1:08 PM, Blogger Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

Lavender is one of my favorite scents and plants! I have some in my front yard and am enjoying it myself!

At 3:11 PM, Blogger Kelli said...

My grandmother's favorite thing was lavender. She used the color, and the scent.

Thanks for bringing back such wonderful memories :)

At 3:16 PM, Blogger Julie said...

Hi Linda,
Finally emerging after all our hospital drama. Yay!

I just have to tell you that lavender is my all-time favorite scent...I HOPE you can somehow manage to get your pictures posted. (No pressure!)But you described it so very well.

Your day sounds absolutely glorious! I have never eaten anything made with lavender...it sounds strange to me. I'm used to bathing with it! LOL


At 6:01 PM, Blogger eph2810 said...

That sounds like my kind of day :) - This sounds so much fun. I didn't know that you could make all these kind of products out of Lavender.

Thank you so much for sharing your day with us. I hope you will be able to get a digital camera some day, because it is much fun :)

Blessings on your Sunday afternoon and always.

At 9:04 AM, Blogger Cyndi said...

Oh, I feel refreshed just reading this! What a wonderful day. I was using some lavender soap yesterday and thought of you. :) Thank you for this wonderful description of your day!

At 7:09 PM, Blogger Myrna said...

Wonderful day you had--I saw the pictures in the other post--I feel like I had a little trip to the HIll Country--brings back good memories!

It's amazing what they do with lavender--who knew you oculd eat it! Lavender ice cream and lemonade sound interesting.

At 10:26 PM, Blogger Kerri said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day! I'm sure your parents loved it, especially your mom. Mine would've too.
The smell of lavender is one of my absolute favorites.
The lavender lemonade sounds good :)
Thanks for visiting and for your sweet words. It's always lovely to "see" you :)


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