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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It’s Independence day!

I’m going to keep this short and sweet because it’s a holiday here in America!

As a missionary kid, I grew up in two countries, so I recognize¬†two Independence Days, one for America and and one for Papua New Guinea. (You’ve been forewarned in case you start seeing random photos from PNG in a couple of months!)

Today we celebrate 240 years of ¬†independence from Great Britain. Whatever you’re doing today to celebrate, be safe and have fun.

Happy Independence day America!

 

Flying high

Flying high

 

Atlantic Festival fireworks display

Atlantic Festival fireworks display

 

A piece of Americana - American Flag Desk

A piece of Americana – American Flag Desk

 

Atlantic Festival fireworks display that took place in Funchal

Atlantic Festival fireworks display that took place in Funchal

 

Monkey & Flag

Monkey & Flag

 

Fireworks Galore at Magic Kingdom during Wishes

Fireworks Galore at Magic Kingdom during Wishes

 

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