Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lavender fields forever . . .



 While on a little adventure,
not exactly planned out,
it's always good thing when you find a sign that says open.




So we made our way down the long narrow road
where the air was filled with fragrant fields of lavender.


{ KKlassen texture dream it and warm sun }


While some were harvesting,

{ KKlassen texture dream it }

the bees and butterflies danced from one plant to another . . .


. . . in a nectar gathering, pollinating nirvana. 



And the best thing is that it was only two hours away. The Chappell Hill Lavender Farm is located just north of the historic town of Chappell Hill (Texas), a little town that time forgot. We had set out that morning in search of something else but even the best layed plans can become derailed by a "google" search and the scent of lavender.


I really could have spent all day there . .  sigh . . . but the other side of the road awaited.

Join me today over at my collaborative blog, here at Focusing On Life, to see what
I was looking for and found on the other side of this road.

Love, Kim
XO





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38 comments:

Nadege, said...

I love the B&W shot...such lovely images.

Nancy Claeys said...

What a great find -- I imagine the aroma was intoxicating. :)

Brandi said...

This looks like such a lovely time and beautiful pictures. There is nothing quite like walking among lavender.

Andee said...

It looks so pretty there. Your photographs are stunning.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I love lavender.

Sherri B. said...

So lovely...the smell of lavender must've been heavenly!

Linda said...

Lavender! Oh the smell must have been wonderful! Next time we'll have to meet up there! It's about 2 hours from me too!

xo,
Linda

Rosemary Aubut said...

Wow what a beautiful post Kim! I LOOOOOOOOOve lavender! How fortunate for you! Great photos!

Carol said...

These are just gorgeous shots! I feel like I just watched a movie

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

The one shot of harvesting the lavendar reminds me of a masters work... and for the life of me cant think of the name.

None the less your shot is gorgeous and begs a story to be told.

Love it!

Nicki said...

amazing - wonderful detour.

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, this is Heaven!
Beautiful images, and how fortunate you were to visit.
Thank you for taking us along!

Kathy said...

If you hadn't mentioned Texas, I could easily have thought I was amidst the lavender fields of France. Gorgeous! I particularly like that b/w shot!

Barb said...

Your shots of the butterflies are incredible! thanks for the tour!

Linda R said...

Oh WOW.. That looks like a fabulous place to visit. I can only image how wonderful the scent would be.. Gorgeous photos..

Brenda said...

Beautiful - I am with you smelling the scents of lavendar and sun. Love that second image - the textures add so much softness to the image.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

How positively lovely!!! I bet it smelled so good there!

augcott said...

What an awesome find!!!!
Great photos!

MG Atwood said...

I can almost smell the lavender! Lovely shots. joining you from Text. Tues and Sweet shot
http://tutusshots.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-day-at-beach.html

Deanna said...

Oh what a find on your way to barn searching. I can just imagine how this must have smelled, heavenly I am sure. Great pics, and that b&w is stunning!!

kelly said...

lovely, lovely shots and the textures are just beautiful.

Deb Crecelius said...

Your photos are gorgeous.
I have a neighboring lavender farm.
Lavender is a wonderful plant to photograph.
As your photographs show.
Love the one with the three people harvesting; excellent texturing.

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful work!

Barbara said...

What a beautiful place! I didn't realize there were lavender fields out that way. There are some in Blanco and Fredericksburg, but I haven't visited them yet. You must not live too far from me - I'm outside of Austin.

momto8blog said...

lucky you!! and how fun to be spontaneous and be rewarded with such pleasures!!!
I am your newest follower..ls follow back if you can.

Barbara Lewis said...

Oh my goodness! What a dreamy place ... your photos are wonderful!

Becs said...

Beautiful images, what a gorgeous place.

The Artful Diva said...

looks like a great place to visit. I'd like to explore what's down that road too!

Branson Merrill said...

Beautiful, Kim! Love that second butterfly shot!

Angie said...

I love, love, love the black and white shot! Beautifully textured, too! Lavender is so incredibly wonderful and here you've captured just how lovely. What a beautiful place and what what beautiful photographs too. :)

Jaymi said...

beautiful shots, love the lavender!

Tamar SB said...

So so so beautiful!! I love lavender!

Ross said...

Great shots! Sounds like you had a great time.

Viv (modifica) said...

How lovely, the smell must have been amazing ..

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, fantastic views. I am greeting

momphotographer said...

what a wonderful trip to such a wonderful place. I can smell the lavender!!!

Jeanne said...

What a lovely find this was kim! Not too far for me to come sometime. Especially love the use of textures on the photo you did of then harvesting. Lovely!

bailey k. said...

So beautiful! I love the soft colors.

Remember to link this up to this week's Travel Party on my blog! Thanks!!

http://www.letbirdzfly.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-places-youll-go-travel-party-6.html

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