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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

French Lavender

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Visiting the lavender fields of France is a joyful experience for all the senses.  


Seeing the vibrant lavender hues in field after field after field...



Smelling the invigorating scent of the flowers...



 Feeling the breeze blowing across the fields...



Visiting with lavender growers in their fields...


Not just looking at lavender from afar on a train, 
from a distance in a car, or
at the edge of the field walking along, 

Instead,
Walking in lavender fields with lavender all around...



 Touching lightly the long-stemmed blossoms...



What joy to actually experience French lavender.


Fragrant dried bunches of French lavender from Provence bring 
memories of walking among the lavender fields.
Close your eyes ... see the fields.

Dried lavender at Botanic Bleu

Have you visited lavender fields in France or near you?  
Write a comment about your experience.
I would love to hear about it.

Watch for lavender fields when you travel. 
Walking among them will refresh your spirit.
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6 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What gorgeous photos! I would love to visit the lavender fields in France someday!

There are lavender fields in Grand Junction on the western side of the Rocky Mountains here in Colorado, and I' sure I will visit them this summer.

It was nice to visit you today through "Oh the Places I've Been"!

Botanic Bleu said...

Thanks for stopping by, Pat. My sister and I are planning to visit some lavender fields in central Texas near Austin in early summer.

Judith

Botanic Bleu said...

Pat, I hopped over to see your link to "Oh! The Places I've Been" and loved seeing the Hearst Castle. I had no idea it was that huge and filled with such incredible treasures from Europe. While visiting your blog, I became your latest follower and invite you to follow along with me.

Judith

Pat said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! The fragrance must be amazing.

The Tablescaper said...

Absolutely amazing photographs.. Unbelievable fields of gorgeous glory.

Great to have you be a part of "Oh, the PLACES I have been!"

- The Tablescaper

Khammany @ SweetInspiredHome.blogspot.com said...

Oh so beautiful! I went to Provence last June (2012) in hopes of seeing the lavender fields in full bloom but we were too early. They were just starting. I did take in all I could from the young buds though and fell in love. I hope to be able to go back again someday at the right time.
Thanks for pointing me to this post!
-Khammany