Jul 17, 2010

Fields of Lavender...

Today,  Mike and I went to the Lavender Festival
in Sequim,  Wa.

It was the first year we have ever gone,
and boy were we surprised how busy it was!

I am not really a person for big crowds,
I wanted a quieter experience...

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So we found this picture perfect family farm..

They were so gracious...
we even enjoyed a cup of Lavender Lemonade
in their so sweet gazebo!


Vivid color all around!


A view down the rows..
This Lavender is Folgate.


The family is building this new Victorian style home...
Can you imagine waking up to this view?
With the fragrance wafting in your windows :-)
Pleasant dreams for sure!


It was a u-cut farm...


My pretty bundles..


Yes... I found a rose :-)
Roses and Lavender are a gorgeous pairing!


Field of Purple...
It is a beautiful thing!

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28 comments:

xinex said...

Wow! So lovely and picturesque. I can smell the fragrance!..Christine

Betty said...

Wow!! I love the lavender farm. Maybe next year Tuscan Heights lavender farm will be in bloom. I'm inspired to plant more plants. Thanks for your share.
Betty
http://bettycozycorner.blogspot.com

Princesa Nadie said...

Living there would be as living in the Paradise for me...What beautiful!
I love the lavender smell and in my garden grows a big plant ...I use to cut some flowers and put them in in the bathroom.
Your photograps are wonderful...A pretty way to start that Sunday,Thank you for it
Kisses

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful and how fun that you found a rose! Enjoy you mementos!

High Heeled Life said...

How wonderful! I just love Lavender ... the purple/blueish colour is so relaxing! And the fragrance...mmmm ... I'm so happy that you were able to find a more quite place - I know whats it's like to not enjoy big crowds.

Ah Lavender Lemonade .. I use to have agreat recipe, must try to find it... your basket of Lavender looks like a wonderful picking ... and that rose, how lucky to find it there. Wonder what creative project you will use your Lavender treasure for? Happy Sunday..HHL

Lavender Cottage said...

The fields of lavender are awesome Bella. I could be very happy living in that new house surrounded by lavender.
Thanks for sharing these photos.
Judith

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

So Lovely :)
I wish to walk around there :)
Håkan

Joan said...

This reminds me of a Beatles song-Lavender Fields Forever.

Regina said...

hi
the photos of the lavender fields they are
absolutley great.yes,roses and lavender are a dreamteam!!!
have a nice time,
regina

kate said...

Thanks so much for the lovely tour of the lavender fields, it was truely beauiful, I could smell it from here!!!
KAte

Carolyn said...

Wow! That would be an amazing place to visit-beauty and fragrance.

Thank you for taking me along.

Carolyn

Jeanne said...

I just put up your Field of Purple photo as my desktop background. Gorgeous!

Jacqueline said...

How stunnting!!! I can just imagine the smell. Wouldn't that make for the most beautiful pictures with someone standing in the middle of that spectacular lavendar, maybe in a bridal gown. Your photos are fabulous.

Carol said...

Oh my!!! What a lovely place to visit and to live. I just have to start that lavender bed I've been planing for years now...maybe I'll get off my butt and get it start.

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful place to visit. I can only imagine what the air must of smelled like. Just glorious.

Thank you so much for participating in Summer Sundays! Looking forward to seeing you next week.

- The Tablescaper

Kathleen said...

That is so beautiful! Has to make you feel good just to look at!
Happy Summer Sunday!

DesigningLadyJane said...

Such gorgeous pictures, it must have been a wonderful visit, I'm sure. Lavendar lemonade sounds divine. And I do love that pairing of the rose with lavendar, it seems like a natural grouping, doesn't it.

Olga said...

How beautiful those lavender fields are. I would love to visit a place like that. Better yet I would love to live there.

Cabin and Cottage said...

What a dream come true to live among those fields! What an enjoyable day you must have had--and no people messing up your photos! Ha! Lovely,lovely! JQ

jabblog said...

How wonderful! The scent must be amazing and you are so right - lavender and roses are perfect partners.

Jeanette said...

how beautiful to see something this lovely in person!

eileeninmd said...

WOW, gorgeous fields of lavender! Your photos are awesome. I feel the same way about crowds. Have a great week!

Denise said...

I can already see how beautiful it is with these amazing photographs, and I only wish I could smell that lavender. My all time favorite scent. I am always buying soaps, oils, talcum powder, lotions. I am with you on the crowds. I am not really one for big crowds.
An English Girl Rambles

Arija said...

The scent must have been overpowering! Beautiful shots, all of them.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Wow!!! That is sooooo beautiful! Can you imagine being surrounded by all that beautiful and fragrant laveder?? They didn't by chance give out a recipe for Lavender Lemonade did they???? ;-)

lulumusing said...

Fields of lavender....how perfect. Did the farm have the Lavender Cookbook in which every single recipe has lavender in some form as an ingredient?

Julie said...

Bella, and all of your wonderful bloggers!! Thank You for all the nice comments about our small farm. We intend to keep it low key and peaceful for all who come to visit.
Again thank you for visiting and hope to see you again.

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

Random, but from your Lavendar sugar post...must make. I've got a pound of organic lavendar waiting for something! Can't wait to make some sugar cookies!
~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com