Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Purple time of the year! Lavender season / Inspire me- 1

Close your eyes! Let yourself flow into a purple dream!! You're in a lavender field. Refreshing, relaxing..smells heavenly
 It's the perfect time to visit a lavender farm! 


It's purple time of the year!
Add a lavender farm visit to your summer vacation, plan a day trip or a weekend getaway. Believe me, you need it more than you think. Take pictures of gorgeous views and stay calm in purple beauty.

Lavenderlands to visit;

Provence/France - Full color sunflowers and lavenders together makes a beautiful shot.  (July/August)


Senanque Abbey (the Abbaye Notre Dame de Sénanque) near Gordes.
Sénanque Abbey is the most famous place for a lavender shot to make your Provence visit unforgetable.
Try to go there early to catch the right position for the perfect shot. It will not be so crowded in the morning, no parking problem either..more info



Mayfield Lavender, Banstead, UK. Located ~ 13 miles from center of London. Open everyday 9am to 6 pm. Read more..


Mt. Shasta Lavender Field in California. One of the highest peaks in California area. Due to the unusual weather, they announced that they can not open this blooming season until to June, 2018 on their Facebook page.

I lived in Long Island for more than ten years. We love LI and driving around. If you are around New York or planning to visit it this summer, along with Long beach, don't skip the Lavender farm.

It is located in East Marion, Lavender By the Bay! Open daily 9 am to 6 pm. Read more

Lavender By the Bay

   
The best spot to view the lavender in Japan is Farm Tomita! Furano, Hokkaido
 more..


Lavender Farm Guest House in Franschhoek. It is one of the oldest towns in Republic of South Africa. Luxery suits with a lavender view! Amazing!
Read more


Give yourself another experience in Kuyucak Village-Keçiborlu, Isparta/ Turkey. A beautiful lavender town is also famous with lovely roses. This city smells lavender and rose! Your visit to Turkey would be an escape from stress in July.
Read more


Lavandario in Cunha city, Sao Paola State, Brazil. Amazing 30 types of flowers, bigger or smaller, violet, lilac, white and pink ones!..more info


Sunshine Herb / Lavender Farm,
Washington, US more info

Can't stop myself from diving deeper into the purple dream. I need more lavender, more purple.. Let's make Lavender ice tea. Sounds good?


I love iced tea, iced coffee for summer time and like to keep a variety of iced tea and coffee on hand in the refrigerator all summer long.
This aromatic herb goes incredibly delicious also for drinks.

Lavender Iced Tea:

1/2 gallon water
1 1/2 tsp lavender
2 tea bag (family size)
2 tsp honey ( skip it if you don't like your tea sweet or you're a vegan..still delicious!)
lemon slices to garnish.

Bring water to a boil. Make your tea in a pot with hot water, add lavender, let it steep for 4 minutes. Remove tea bags and also lavender using a strainer. If you like sweet, add honey. Chill it in the refrigerator.
Serve over ice.

Your summer drink is ready with many benefits like helping digestion and anxiety, relieves headache and relaxing. Lavandula angustifolia helps sleep as well. Recent researchers say too much iced tea might be a reason of a kidney stone. Life is... all about balance 🤣

Enjoy!

Happy 4th of July everyone🗽

(to be continued..more lavenderlands)

32 comments:

  1. Lavender is one of my favorite colors and scents. I need to add some to my butterfly garden but have been unsuccessful getting any to grow from seed.

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    1. Lavender is one of my favorite colors too :) You should try again. They will grow slowly the first year.

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  2. OMG!!! I really want to go to London to see this fields!! I love lavender

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    1. Gorgeous,isn't it? That would be an unforgettable vacation.

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  3. the pictures are beautiful! I love lavender! that's funny coz today, I was looking at Provence pictures on Instagram where there are a lot of lavender field! xx corinne

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    1. That's true! Provence is a lavenderland😉

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  4. Wow, i love that picture with the telephone box. Im from England and I need to get back there for a visit. Its been too long

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    1. It is my favorite picture too :)
      Hope you get a chance to visit this wonderland!

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  5. OMG! These clicks are beautiful. Lavender is my favorite, it is so soothing and relaxing, I just love it.

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    1. Isn't it an amazing herb? It's color,its smell and so many benefits..

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  6. What gorgeous and intoxicating spots to visit. I absolutely love lavender.

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    1. Nature is unbelievably beautiful. Visiting a lavender field is a perfect vacation choice in the summer for relaxing.

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  7. I'm showing this to my niece. She likes purple.

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    1. Lavender color brings a calm, peace, serene, relaxing mood
      Love it!

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  8. Wow the Mayfield Lavender fields in Banstead is stunning, who would have thought that you would see something so beautiful so near London. So stunning x

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    1. Can't agree more! It is gorgeous!

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  9. Indeed so many beautiful places to see in London. No wonder it is one of the must visit destinations for many.

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    1. That's true! I haven't got a chance to see London yet. Mayfield Lavender is on my list for sure.

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  10. I love lavender it brings back so many memories from my childhood and is so relaxing, I'll have to try your tea recipe :)

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    1. Enjoy this refreshing, relaxing summer drink Sarah!

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  11. Oh my gosh those lavender fields are A-M-A-zing. I never knew I needed to visit one until right this minute! Looks like California is the best bet for me and we won't be out there for several years! Research time! Thanks

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    1. Glad it helped. Mt. Shasta Lavender Field in California is on my ' to go' list too.

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  12. I will go gaga for the lavender fields! I could imagine every morning the fresh scent of lavender... Then go back to sleep again because the scents are very relaxing.

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    1. Haha! So true! I had a cup of lavender iced tea yesterday and went back to sleep :)

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  13. my o my, i love the purple feel of all these images, one will spend a lot to really do enjoy these moments you know, nature is so good to us i must confess.

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    1. Looking at pictures of nature is enough to lower our stress levels, isn't it 😃

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  14. I have just placed dome lavender in the garden. I love the smell :)

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    1. Basil,thyme,oregano, mint and lavender like other herbs are quite happy growing in a garden. Love them!

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  15. My mom would fall in love with this. She loves lavenders soooo much, I hope we get a chance to visit this with her.

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    1. Hope you do when you two get a chance, Denice. Visiting a lavender farm is a very relaxing vacation choice for summer time.

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  16. I love Lavender too so I'm enjoying reading this post as my aromatherapy dispenser sends out wafts of lavender into the air.

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    1. Wishing you a refreshing and relaxing day, Eliz😃

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