Monday, August 13, 2012

Lavender


Ever since I went to Provence in France for the first time I've loved lavender - the color, the rounded
bushy growth, the incredible scent. Lavender reminds me of the Mediterranean, good food and wine, relaxing and dreaming. I love to dry it and hang a bunch of them in my kitchen. Sometimes I put a little lavender scented pillow in my bed because it helps me to sleep better. Of course I have lavender in my garden and I plan to plant even more.

What about you?


13 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

We always have lavender growing in our yard. It's so hardy and loves the environment here. And I love its shape, its smell, its color and the way it dances in the wind. It's a constant source of inspiration.
Your photo reminds me of a lavender field we saw in the Cotswolds, England, last summer.
Rinda

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Die Farbe und die runden Formen reißen mich hier gerade fast vom Stuhl - ich kann den Lavendel geradezu riechen. Ein wunderschönes Foto !
Viele Grüße Synnöve

patty said...

Carola, as you probably know, this is a subject near and dear to my heart! I discovered lavender and lavender farms in Sequim, Washington and have been hooked ever since. Recently I visited our own local lavender farm and was very impressed. It's possible I may even teach a class there some day.... keeping my fingers crossed!

gina said...

Lavender is one of my favorites too, Carola. I like the French variety the best and have had some in my garden for years. I use the scented sachets in the dryer for my sheets. Lovely!

RosC said...

Lovely photo, Carola.

The rows of Pom-poms with the intense colour are so photogenic and you do them great justice.

I haven't seen lavender in Europe but in January, the lavender farms look just like this in Tasmania. In fact, the French Lavender there is amongst the purist strain in the world because Tasie is an island. It has not hybridised as much of the European strains have.
Here is the Bridestowe web site for your interest.
http://www.bridestowelavender.com.au/

Warm wishes,
Ros.

Kokopelli said...

Lavender in the yard, in my cupboards and between my sheets. I also have a herb tea including lavender. Wonderful scent! Lately a friend started sniffing on my dish towels and smiled at me saying: "This scent reminds me of my grandma!" She told me how badly she's missing her grandma and how she loved that scent while being at her house.

Kokopelli said...

Oh yes, and if you ever want to make a French beaded version of lavender: http://www.tomato-beads.com/abf/el_lavandula.htm

Rosemary Aubut said...

Oh so pretty! I just love lavender and to see it in France! It is on my bucket list!

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photograph, this view it is a real magic. I am greeting

Shammickite said...

mmmmm... lavender! I wish this computer had smell-o-vision!

The Secret Hermit said...

Beautiful Photo!!
The smell of Lavender reminds me of being pregnant with my first child, I had a lavender oil balm to rub on my belly to supposedly stop stretch marks from appearing.....Big Fail!!! lol
I still love the smell though it brings back happy memories :o)

Orsolina said...

Hmmmmm, ich liebe Lavendel.

LG Biggi

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

Es gibt wirklich kaum was Schöneres, als in Frankreich durch ein Lavendelfeld zu laufen. Dieser Duft, das Surren der Bienen.....
Ich habe dieses Jahr auch noch ein paar Lavendelstöcke in meinen Garten gepflanzt. Leider ist schon alles wieder verblüht. Aber den Duft kann man sich ja anschließend ins Haus holen.

Liebe Grüße
Renate