Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Tranquility!



Yesterday, when traveling home from an appointment, I stopped by a little bit of heaven. Nestled amongst wheat and alfalfa fields in rolling hills is Karen's Lavender Farm. My visit was a little piece of tranquility in an otherwise busy day! At Karen's, very effort has been made to make guests and customers feel comfortable. The lavender fields are open for walking and flags mark lavender rows that are available for guests to cut. Baskets and cutters are set beside the shop door, making the cutting experience friendly and inviting. A gift shop filled with hand-crafted lavender sachets, wands, baskets, culinary items, and floral arrangements has much eye and scent appeal! And an inviting table on a covered porch provides the perfect environment for learning to make a lavender wreath, basket, or wand. Karen's mother takes the role of teacher as she helps clients learn to make lavender crafts.

7 comments:

  1. This sounds like a place I would love to visit, what a lovely idea to let people go and cut their own lavender and also to give lessons in crafting with it. Lucky you to have it on your doorstep.

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  2. Your photos are absolutely lovely! Too bad you cannot include the scent with them! ;)

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  3. Ahhh I feel that relaxing feeling smelling lavender just looking at your photos. I can just imagine it. I love that first whiff you get, when you step out of the car and there is lavender everywhere. Thank you !! Clarice

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  4. That is heavenly! I can *almost* smell the aroma right now! I love the visitors can cut some to take with them, too!

    Karen seems like a lovely and thoughtful lady.

    Andrea

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  5. What an incredibly beautiful place! Thank you for sharing; have blessed, safe, & comfortable Independence Day!

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  6. I continue to be enraptured by all the lavender photos. I would love to visit a lavender farm some day.

    The little kitties on my blog belong to my son in NC. I wish I could play with them.

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  7. What a divine picture, it is just perfect the way the lavender field rolls on down the escarpment to meet with the green fields in the background.
    What a fabulous place to visit. Marion

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