#InspirationBoardSunday #SundayBlogShare Lavender Fields Forever!

Lavender Fields Forever

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Now THIS Inspires Me!

Sometimes my inspiration board fills up with photos of flowers, in addition to settings from my books, or photos of actors and models who look like my characters. (As opposed to my characters looking like THEM.Β  πŸ˜€ ) I find all of nature inspiring, as I’ve said before, and flowers are a particular favorite thing for me. A single Don Juan rose, or a nosegay of black-eyed Susans make me happy, both in the bud vase on my desk, and in photos on my wall. But I’m particularly entranced by photos of the lavender fields of France, or Washington state, in our own Northwest. There is something magical about the way those purple rows roll into the distance, and magic always makes me happy.

I Want to Do This, Too!

9bd455dd1e155ed58f63db0a5713383fOr Sit Here, Surrounded by the Clean, Crisp Fragrance

95D330BF-EE31-4D3C-84E3-827723758A53Lavender Tea, Anyone?
Even better than the fresh fragrance is how lovely lavender tastes. Combine it with black tea and rose petals, and it’s a poem for the palette!

lavender-field-hd-wallpaper1Inspiration? I Think So!

37993d1373900559-lavender-fields-imageAnd THIS is a Haiku, Waiting to Be Written Down

5981893954_c039f3deac_bSo whether you dream of running through fragrant fields,

bunch-lavender-2880x1800or simply choose to hang a sprig of lavender near your desk,

Lavender-fields-Provence-France_surround yourself with flowers . . . lavender being especially nice . . .

lavenderfieldsAnd let yourΒ imagination soar!

30 thoughts on “#InspirationBoardSunday #SundayBlogShare Lavender Fields Forever!

    • Many people think wildflowers are weeds, but if they are growing where they belong, I do not agree. If they move into my rose garden, I rip them up, of course, but in the woods or open fields, IF they are native, I love them. We have lupins in Florida, but they don’t go crazy on us. I think in Texas, they are much more common, but probably still considered a wildflower. Maybe. πŸ˜€ Never been there, so don’t know.

      However, I do know that lavender fields are beautiful in the extreme, and since I LOVE lavender, especially in my tea or sprinkled on shortbread cookies, I’m smitten with pictures like these. And they really do inspire me, by lifting my spirits and filling my heart with gladness. πŸ™‚ Maybe someday I’ll write a story about a lavender farm. πŸ˜€

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    • Good enough for me. As soon as I finish the next two I’m working on (Harbinger and the 3rd Riverbend book), I’ll start researching, because I might know the mountains and Florida’s rivers, but I don’t know DIDDLY about growing lavender. It doesn’t thrive here in our humidity. 😦 Or I’d have a whole bed of it. πŸ˜€

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    • Yes, I can, actually. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I imagine it every time I look at that photo with the chair. If lavender did well in Florida, I would devote an entire bed to it, and hang a hammock nearby. πŸ™‚ For now, I’ll have to admire it growing elsewhere, drink it in my tea, and hang sprigs where I can. So glad it inspired YOU as well, Deb!

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    • There you are! I lost you in the “Must Approve Comment” section. Now you are all approved, and can comment whenever you want. And I would love to come to Provence. Can I stay with you? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Just kidding. But maybe I will get there someday. I believe in miracles.

      Thanks for stopping by, Melanie, and please do so as often as you wish. Nice to “meet” you!

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  1. Gorgeous, just gorgeous. And my favourite colour (you might notice that from my blog background) too!
    I have lavender in my garden, and I’m just starting to learn how to care for it – there are some good videos on lavender harvesting and pruning on YouTube.
    Think I will share this too, just to have it on my own blog πŸ˜‰

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    • So happy you enjoyed it, Debby! I would LOVE to visit a farm like this someday. It boggles my mind! Lavender doesn’t do well in Florida’s humidity, so I’m forced to dream about these places. However, I do find ways to include it in my life. In fact, it’s time to order some more sprays to hang here and there, and I always have lavender teas on hand. Several of my favorites contain it. Have a great, and lavender-inspired day! πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks, Olga. I love it, too, except not as a body fragrance. I love it as an herbal scent for cleaning, and to hang as dried herbs, and then in my teas, though. And I think it is simply beautiful. These lavender farms are amazing. Glad you liked the post, and hope it lifted your spirits and inspired you today. πŸ™‚

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    • So glad you enjoyed them, Linda, and it’s always nice to hear you’ve pinned something I’ve posted. I’ve been meaning to stop by your boards, and now’s a good time to do so. Have a great day. And be Lavender Inspired! πŸ˜€

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    • Me, too! I wanna be HER! Imagine how that must feel, racing along with a carefree grin, surrounded by all that head-high purple lavender, and breathing in the warm fragrance. *Aaaaah!* Hope she holds that memory forever! πŸ™‚

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  2. Absolutely heavenly! I’ve always loved lavender, which thrives here in Southern California. I’ve planted many Lavender plants throughout the years and now know that you have to keep them trimmed or they’ll take over your yard completely! And because it grows so abundantly in the central coast of California, I’ve met a handful of women at local farmer’s markets that have started a business from making lavender soap, lavender lotion, lavender everything right out of their kitchen. Thank you for the awe-inspiring pictures. What a sight to behold.

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    • So glad you enjoyed the pics, Claire, and I apologize for not seeing your Pending Comment sooner. (WP doesn’t alert me any more, 😦 ) You are now approved and may comment on anything you wish.

      I can’t imagine living where lavender grows so profusely. Must be a lovely sight. And scent! I love handmade soaps, and for several years, made my own, because I could never find commercial soaps that I liked the smell of. Plus, they are all detergent, instead of actual soap, and very drying. I sold soaps and lotions for a while, but now, I only make them for family and friends. Lavender is always a popular fragrance because it smells so herbal and clean.

      Nice to hear from you, and hope to see you around more often. Have a great day!

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