Lavender for days

I mentioned going to the lavender fields last weekend, so this week I thought I’d share more photos from that trip this week.

 

Lovely lavender
Lovely lavender

 

We ended up going to Columbia View Lavender farm as it was the closest one open to the public. All the lavender farms participating in the lavender festival were far away and this one was open and nearby, so off we went.

 

You can stand under my umbrella ella ella ...
You can stand under my umbrella ella ella …

 

I must say, you are hit with the scent of lavender the moment you step out of your car. It only gets stronger as you walk towards the lavender fields. And the sound of the bees buzzing grows louder as you walk closer. I chose to walk only on the big main aisles in the lavender because I didn’t want to get stung by all the busy bees out happily pollinating away in the lavender fields.

 

In a purple haze
In a purple haze

 

The scent of lavender isn’t my favorite scent in the whole world, but I like it okay. I prefer the scent of my lily of the valley when it’s blooming for only a couple of weeks in the late spring. But, be that as it may, I don’t mind the scent of lavender and I love the purple fields full of it. Wonderful for taking photos in and of the lavender.

 

Grape arbor
Grape arbor

Once you have gone to the lavender farm, just past it is the Portland Women’s Forum with a wonderful lookout over to Crown Point, so you may as well keep heading up the road to more adventures after you’ve gotten your fill of lavender fields. We certainly did!

 

Sweet peas
Sweet peas

 

Crown Point and Vista House from the Portland Women's Forum
Crown Point and Vista House from the Portland Women’s Forum

 

 

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What fathers do for us

What do fathers do for us? An ode to my father:

 

Fathers are there for us when we get stung by a pack of angry wasps that your sister decided to pour Elmer’s wood glue on to glue them into their nest in the garage door frame. They board it up again and make it safe to step over the door frame into the garage again.

 

There's something on this tree...
There’s something on this tree…

They find you amusing and encourage your entrepreneuring side when you decide to set up a stand to sell lemonade, or stuff like your Halloween candy, to gullible college students passing by.

 

Tattoos for sale
Tattoos for sale

 

 

If you want to wear special clown make-up with your pajamas for Halloween, a father will help you put your face on so you’re ready to go.

 

Rainbow clown
Rainbow clown

 

Father’s are there to record embarrassing moments on camera when you be minding yo own business, playing in your little kiddy pool and your diaper’s hanging half off yo bottom lookin’ all ganster style. Long before it was in.

 

Any man can be a father, but It takes someone special to be a dad.
Any man can be a father, but It takes someone special to be a dad.

 

Fathers take you on nature walk – telling you what all the plants are and letting you taste all the ones that are edible.

 

Father taking his kids on a nature walk.
Father taking his kids on a nature walk.

 

When you come back from your own nature walk with your sister using your Golden Nature Guide tree book and star book and tell your dad you found lots of leaves, but you didn’t find any stars, father’s let you know that some day, you could actually find your stars, too.

 

 

When it rains, look for rainbows. When it's dark, look for stars.
When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.

 

 

 

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