Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lavender Farm

Last week, we enjoyed outdoor adventures in Northern California with Sean's parents.  They have been traveling across country in their beautiful new RV (an eco-friendly, green machine by EverGreen), so we couldn't wait to rendezvous in the foothills of Mt. Shasta. 

One of the many highlights of our camping adventure was the Mt. Shasta Lavender Farm.  It opened to the public on June 12th, and although the lavender blooms were not at their peak of prime loveliness, the beauty of this seasonal destination was magnificent.  Truly, a gorgeous thumbprint of Mother Nature's glory!


[Images by Sean Patrick McArdle]

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful images. Now, I MUST go to the lavender farms someday. Also, your daughter is going to grow up to find the loveliest photos of her as a child. What a gift! XoXo

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  2. oh, how i would love to go there. seriously. *sigh*

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  3. Oh I adore lavender, what a gorgeous picture of little crumb.
    xoxo

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  4. i love mt. shasta! i wish i were frolicking in that lavender field right now! it would be perfectly dreamy... :)

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  5. the smell of the lavender fields must me fantastic! love it! i visited the provence in may, unfortunately no lavender in bloom.
    great pictures!
    viele grüsse, kristina

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  6. I so love lavender!!! Never visited a lavender farm so far but this one looks a great experience! I would like to walk bare in a lavender field right now..... xoxo

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  7. I've never been to a lavender farm-i imagine that would be a fantastic experience! Great pictures and thanks for stopping by my blog:-)

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  8. There is nothing sweeter or prettier that a lavender farm in bloom. We visited one in the south of France that a small group of monks maintained....it is one of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen, and I will remember it forever!

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  9. Sounds absolutely dreamy....your photos are so precious of your crumb wandering about...**sigh** to be little again!

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  10. Oh, heaven! Lavender is catnip to me. When we were in Patagonia, there were acres of it like this. Wonderful.

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  11. Like catnip - that's a good one. I bet it smelled so good and did Gaia love running through those fields? Can't wait to hear more about your adventure up north.

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  12. Your little crumb in a lavender field....so sweet. LOVE these photos and what fun to go camping with her! Did you all sleep in a tent?!

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  13. oh how lovely, a lavender farm in summer is just the perfect place to be! your little one looks sooo sweet, great shot! jx

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  14. It must have been a beautiful experience. The photographs are lovely :)

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  15. Oh my goodness...I want to go there! I bet it smelled amazing!

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  16. Dear Mel,
    I just bought three bundles of lavender today! Now if only I had the Crumb here to pick up for big hugs! The crumb and lavender fields...what perfection!
    XO

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  17. Hi Mel - I adore the photo of lil' crumb wandering those beautiful fields. ( : I'm a huge fan of lavender. I had always wanted to visit a farm in Oregon but this California farm looks very tempting too; great website. Your adventures last week sounded perfect. Green traveling in an RV who knew?! Great looking RV too. x

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  18. Mmmm lavender is one of my favorite smells. It sounds like a lovely place to camp. Lovely photos. I must check out this photographer!

    Rachael

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  19. The name of the farm, alone, hooked me. My mother loves lavender and got me into it, as well. The smell is unlike any other.

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  20. Oh, stunning! Lavender is my absolute favorite, I love the scent, so fresh and clean! I'm so happy you stopped by Little Blue Deer so I could find you, happy to be your newest follower! XO!

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  21. thank you for sharing... this is now on the itinerary for our road trip!

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  22. My dream....to own a lavender farm...what a lovely life that would be!! xoxo hugs

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  23. I'm so in love with lavender! I'd love to visit a lavender farm ...NEver had the chance!Have a terrific weekend!

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  24. They would have to drag me away. I cannot get enough lavender!

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  25. an eco-friendly RV? wonders never cease!

    the lavender farm looks so beautiful. the scent must have been amazing!

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  26. Gorgeous images...

    Your post is up on BB&B!
    xoxo Laura

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  27. oh wow! I can just imagine... and dream... someday I will experience and smell ;)

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  28. Plan A: do what I'm doing. If that doesn't work out, there's plan B: have a lavender farm, keep bees and goats and make honey and soap.

    Amazing. And who knew about those green RVs? Wish our little Scamp had some of those features!

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