After two self imposed weeks of rest and play with the little man I am back in the studio and fully rejuvenated. I cannot think of anything better to share with you than the amazing day of beauty I was gifted with yesterday, it was truly one of the best days ever.
An impromptu picking of lavender on my friend Laurie's farm was definitely a delight and so amazing. With the breeze slightly blowing the smell of lavender filled the air permeating the senses and concocting images and tales within my mind of Provence.
Of course the Little Man was enthralled with the process as it entailed using tools and hard work both which he loves. I paused to look up at the perfect moment to see him working in this manner it was in this moment it dawned on me how much he has changed this summer - he is growing all too fast.
Of course every good harvesting lady needs to stop for a wee break and while I admit I did taste the lemon lavender cookies I opted to indulge in the amazing cherries Laurie provided for us. Of course the lavender infused lemonade was something I could easily become addicted too.
As we packed the fruits of our labor into the car I could not feel cleansed; whether it was the soothing scent of lavender that infused this feeling or the amazing day I was extremely blessed to have these moments. As this is the kind of life I have dreamed about for so long - embracing that which is simple and full of beauty while immersed in the surroundings of our area.
Of course a perfect bounty of lavender is the perfect addition to any door. I could not resist creating this after Laurie mentioned the idea of creating a wreath - and while it is my first attempt to create such a a thing I do believe it might become habit forming.