I think it might just be safe to say that most everyone likes Lavender in one form or another.
It could be in a sachet, in your tea, perhaps even a chocolate cake.
As for me, I adore lavender in my garden, tea, cake and truly most everything.
So as we began our mountain adventure two weeks ago we stopped over in Santa Fe
New Mexico for a few days and visited the Purple Adobe Lavender Farm.
Although it required a little backtracking into the tiny town of Abiauiu New Mexico, the
extra travel time was well worth it.
Walking among flowering lavender has been a dream of mine.
I suppose one could say it is on my life list.
As my husband and I strolled along the well kept rows of pungent, and humming lavender
the experience was euphoric for me and I think the bees too.
In fact, if you look closely at this photo you will see one buzzing about!
There were at least a half of a dozen varieties thriving and blooming in this little valley
nestled between mesas, where a gentle breeze blew and infused the air with the pungent
aroma of lavender.
It was a picture perfect day, including this young lady who was harvesting the lavender
under the New Mexico Sun.
The lavender was clipped, then gathered, bundled and secured with rubber bands.
We visited with the owners of the lavender farm and were able to gather some tips and
techniques for growing our own lavender-although the conditions are not perfect here in
Texas they are in Abiauiu.
You might find this video interesting as there has been so much thought and planning on the
development of this lavender farm.
For those of you who are growing your own lavender here are some pruning tips, just in
My husband and I shared a Delicious slice of lavender infused chocolate cake along with
We sipped and snacked on these delightful treats under a endless blue sky day
in the cool shade of old cottonwood trees.
It was a day well spent with good company, conversation and the natural beauty of nature.
These sort of days are the ones that make the best memories of all.
Thank you so much for joining me today as I share with you some of My Life List quests.
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