During the beginning of my time off last week, I visited a beautiful lavender farm with my friend Natalie. The grounds were absolutely gorgeous and we were there at just the right time with all the lavender in bloom. Last year I was at another farm a little too early in the season, and didn't get to witness the full effect.
It was super hot that day, but we headed out anyway with scissors and elastic bands in hand to pick our own bundles. It smelled absolutely wonderful out in the field, with plenty of bees buzzing all over place - seriously amazing. Luckily the bees weren't that bothersome, being in a lavender pollen trance of some sort i'm sure... it does help you relax afterall! There's so many different kinds of lavender though, from dark purple, to a light, almost minty hue. It definitely makes for a gorgeous bouquet once we gathered it all together... I loved it!
If you ever get the chance to visit a lavender farm I highly recommend it. Freshly picked, it's nothing like you're "grandmother's" lavender. One of these days I hope to visit one of the lavender festivals that take place during the Summer... would be so fun!
Photos: My own