Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lavender Festival

I have a great friend, Janine, who lets me drag her places all the time. We drove to Mona, about 30minutes away, on a very hot day to "experience" the Lavender Festival. The farm is a beautiful place with well maniured gardens and lawns and ponds and streams with this amazing lavender smell every place you walk. What a nice couple of "flower head people" greeted us at the start of our tour.

Beautiful flowers, herbs and waterfalls.

The herb garden covered a large area with paths to walk through and signs telling what herbs we were seeing.

There were tents where you could make a lavender wreath, lavender wand for the young children or lavender bees wax candles. Have I mentioned how wonderful the place smelled?? There were also people giving lavender foot massages, or selling lavender ice cream, or making lavender wax hands. They sold every kind of essential oil in the shop too.

Paddle boats in a beautiful pond surrounded by lavender.

A small lavender field that we could cut our own lavender to take home. The smell of the whole farm was amazing. This was just a small cutting field for visitors. There are acres of lavender in fields all around.

Wonderful stream flowing through lush grassy areas. Even the benches were lavender.

Lavender fairies who carried around wishing dust. They would give children some in their hands, tell them to make a wish and then throw the dust in the air.

Horse drawn buggy rides, pony rides and a fun little town and play area for the children too.

It was a beautiful place. I'm glad I have such a good friend who will go to these events with me.

Happy Quilting! Lynda


Oops-Lah said...

Lavender is my favorite smell. I love it and use it a lot. I never get tired of it. So a visit to a Lavender Festival sounds like heaven. I want to sit at that little stream, dipping my feet in the water.

Brenda said...

Ooh, yummy!

QuiltSue said...

It looks and sounds wonderful. This is one of those times when I wish for "smellyvision" on my computer.

Nina Lise Moen said...

I can smell the lovely lavender all the way up here. Looks like a magical place!

Carol G said...

What a wonderful trip. Thanks for the great photos.

Guðrún said...

Beautiful place.