Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Lavender


I was headed to Newberg this afternoon to visit a couple of our patients. I passed by a lavender farm that I have never seen open before. I love lavender--the plant, the color and the scent. So I had to stop and get a bunch to take to the ladies I would be seeing. The kids were manning the booth while Mom took a break. The middle child, a boy, asked if he could help me and seeing I was wearing a dress and high heels, he gallantly asked if he could pick a bouquet for me. I told him that would be very nice of him. He then asked which kind of lavender that I would like. The field was full of several varieties that I had never seen before. I didn't have to think long to say I wanted a little of each. While he was cutting my bouquet, I had to take a few photos of the wonderful field and an artist quietly working with her pastels. I am happy to share the photos, but I wish I could share the delightful scent as well!

7 comments:

bigwhitehat said...

I can smell it.

McSwain said...

Gorgeous, and I can smell it! I'm SO homesick seeing this, but will be headed up that way in less than a week! Not so far north as you, though.

Harmonica Man said...

Sweet. I like nature's lavender a lot but don't care much for the scented candles or potpourri.

nettie said...

I don't think I've ever experienced the scent outside of products...

Gayle said...

Gorgeous! From a distance they closely resemble Texas Bluebells. Probably not up close though, but I don't know because I've never seen Lavender. Like Nettie, I've only experienced the scent in commercial products, and I'll bet it's not the same.

ABFreedom said...

Looks fantastic .. we have all kinds of blue and purple flower things growing up here .. but I haven't got a clue what they are .. and some of them even stin_ ... er .. I mean smell .. LOL

Hick said...

For some reason lavender grows well at my house...I have several kinds in my yard. Bonus...the deer don't eat them.

Nice photos.