For the Love of Lavender ♥

Oh how I utterly and completely LOVE lavender!

It’s somewhat of an obsession actually.

And I’m addicted.  Like a drug.

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Any sort of imaginings of what paradise would be like to me would have to include acres and acres of this beautiful, blissful, perfect plant.

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Not only is purple my favorite color, but I can’t even describe how the wonderful, heavenly scent of lavender fixes me right up.  Doesn’t matter where I am or what I’m doing ~ inhaling it’s lovely fragrance instantly helps to set me at ease and puts me in a more peaceful place.  And that is hard to come by these days…

 ♥ Mmm… I wish I was sitting in this chair right now.  ♥

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I could go on and on about how much I adore lavender and launch into a very lengthy and informative discussion about all of the health benefits lavender has to offer (because believe me there are many), but basically what it comes down to is… magic.  I truly believe when God created lavender He infused it with very special magical powers!  Especially in the way of rest and relaxation…

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Twice now, I have had the privilege to travel to Sequim Washington which is located on the Olympic Peninsula, to visit the luscious lavender farms there.  The first time was by accident while on a Pacific Coast road trip with my sister who lived in the Seattle area at the time.  We just happened to pass through Sequim on our adventures.  Although, I have a sneaky suspicion that my sister, knowing full well of my lavender obsession, also knew about Sequim (known as the lavender capital of North America) being along our proposed route and planned for it to be a special surprise.  It was.  And I absolutely loved it!  Funny thing is, my sister hates the scent of lavender.  Or so she says…  I think she secretly likes it, but says she doesn’t just to be a punk.  No doubt though that she must love it at least for the fact that it reminds her of her little seester. ♥

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♥ This is me overdosing in pure bliss ♥

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A few years later while taking another Pacific Coast road trip, this time with our Mom and my Daughter along, I got to go to Sequim again.  They all indulged me and enabled me in my addiction as we visited several different farms where I went out into the fields and clipped and bundled numerous bouquets of my beloved lavender for myself.  There was also one place that had huge vats of dried bulk lavender in their storehouse where I scooped up pounds of that too.  I wanted to climb inside and roll around and revel in it!  It was like a dream!

It’s been many years since then, and I really hope to have the opportunity to go there again one day.  Or maybe to Provence!  😉

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Until then I’ll just dream about it…

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Here are a couple of links about Sequim lavender if you care to see more…

Weekend Window: Where the Lavender Scent Lingers

http://www.sequimlavenderfarms.org/

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Also, do yourself a favor… sometime go and do a Google images search of the word lavender.  In writing this and looking for photos ~ it was a pretty and purpley feast for the eyes!  ♥

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33 responses to “For the Love of Lavender ♥

  1. PURPLE!!!! Sorry, had to do it. Love the scent as well, it is just has a way of bringing the world back into order without having to shake her up. You are so lucky to have been able to go and walk among the fields and be blissfully blessed. Loved this, Jewels. Thanks for sharing. ❤

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  2. BaaBee Loves Kitties

    Wow~I love lilacs too~purple is a favorite color as well.
    We have a lot in common sweetie~

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  3. Emelia Purcell

    Thank you I absolutely just loved this!

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  4. Reblogged this on Ramblings From Jewels and commented:

    I have been getting hundreds of hits on this over the past several days that I originally posted way back in January. Mostly from people doing image searches of lavender (I did pick some very lovely photos for this post). Anyway, I thought I’d re-blog it for others who may love lavender as much as I do…

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  5. I am glad you reposted this, other wise I would have missed it. It was a real treat for the eyes. It makes ya want to go out and plant some lavender. We planted some to use as a herb, and to steep it and then put in in the washer when we wash our sheets.It makes them smell like lavander. Great post

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    • Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂 I have never tried steeping it and using it in the laundry ~ thanks for the great idea. Sleeping on lavender scented sheets = total bliss! I wish it grew better here in Minnesota. I did plant a couple of lavender plants in pots this year and I’m hoping I’ll be able to winter them over for years to come. *Fingers crossed* Thanks for stopping by today Gordon, and for your comment. 🙂

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  6. BaaBee Loves Kitties

    I would like to try that as well with the sheets~all our laundry can smell like lavender. How much do we use?

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  7. I have one little square of lavender that took 2 years to mature. The bumble bees sure love it!

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    • Nice! I’ve had a hard time growing it here in Minnesota. I have a couple in pots now and I’m hoping to winter them over. Lavender is pretty much my favorite plant on the entire planet!

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  8. Ah, lol….I hadn’t seen your blog. Great minds both like beauty.

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  9. I love lavender, too! I had a few bushes in my backyard, but now I’ve moved and don’t have them anymore 😦 Maybe I’ll try growing it in a pot…

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    • I know, I can’t even say enough how much I love it! I say you should go for it! I have two varieties I’m try to grow in pots right now, but this is my first year doing it so I don’t know if I’ll be able to winter them over or not. But I hope so!

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  11. I just noticed that you posted this in January…maybe you were dreaming of the lovely scents of summer on a dreary winter’s day? (PS, Happy Summer!!!)

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  12. What an awesome “acident,” stumbling upon a lavendar farm!

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  13. I completely agree…and you’ve go a superb collection of lavendar here, Jewels. Just lovely 🙂

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  14. I so want to sit in that chair and smell the lavender, thank you for visiting my blog.

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  15. Wow! This looks amazing. Thanks for the travel tip, I would love to go over there. By the way, thanks for liking my post “Dahlia: a National Flower”.
    Kind greetings,
    Marianne

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  16. These are amazing images. Wow … I guess I have led a sheltered life. I have never heard of Sequim Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula, the lavender farms. By the way: thank you for visiting Wilder Man on Rolling Creek. Peace, T

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    • I wish I could take responsibility for the images, but I’m afraid they are random ones I found on the internet. Many of my earlier posts didn’t include my own photography as they do now. Oh Sequim is a wonderful place, I really hope to go back there one day! Actually, the whole peninsula is pretty darn amazing! 🙂

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  17. How beautiful Jewels!!, I must have missed this post. I so love Lavender, and its scent is so soothing. Your pics are so beautiful thanks:-)

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