Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sitting in the Lavender


When I think of summer, I think of lavender - purple, blue, white, even pink lavender. We are fortunate here in Sonoma County to live in a Mediterranean climate and therefore can grow a wide range of lavender. 

There are several lavender gardens and farms nearby. The newest addition is Bees N Blooms which features a lavender labyrinth that I still have to write about. My favorite place over the years has been the lavender garden of Matanzas Creek Winery that I wrote about here and here. It is still my go-to place if I want to experience the beautiful sight and the wonderful scent of lavender.

The nice thing is that all of these places have benches or chairs to sit in and enjoy the lavender, even read a book or write in a journal.

The chairs at Matanzas Creek Winery are pretty deep - it's not easy to get out of them again gracefully!

They're scattered throughout the garden and there are even spots in the shade.

Of course it's also a great spot to take graduation photos!

The lavender bloom is over for this year, but next summer you will probably find me in one of these lavender heavens.


Elephant's Child said...

A truly beautiful place to take graduation photos of your equally beautiful girl.
Many years ago I stayed in a Bed and Breakfast where they dried their bed linen (and it was linen) in the sun over lavender bushes. Absolute bliss - and I slept very well indeed.
I don't think I have seen white lavender - and will have to explore.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What beautiful places to visit. I love the picture of your daughter. Do you grow much lavender? It does well here too so I have quite a bit of it, nothing of course like in your pictures.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

First, the lavender field was indeed a beautiful place for a graduation photo of your lovely daughter, Carola. It's my favorite plant scent and in my favorite color as well with amethyst being my birthstone (how fortunate for me).

My name is Erika. said...

I've always wanted to see fields of lavender in bloom. It must be magnificent.

Iris Flavia said...

I think of La Provence. Oh, sad. Around this time of the year we used to have a French festival in town. Not this year.
Looking forward to the lavender labyrinth, we had a corn one once.
Those chairs and the portrait are beautiful.

Jeanie said...

One day before I die, I need to visit a lavender farm in season. I cannot even begin to imagine how magnificent it would smell and how beautiful it would be. Almost as beautiful as your gorgeous young "model." You must be terribly proud.

Lowcarb team member said...

That is such a beautiful graduation photograph.

All the best Jan