Beautiful scents and colors are in the air as spring has finally "sprung" here!
One of my favorite spring flowers are lilacs.
Unfortunately several consecutive rain showers really "damaged" my lilacs this year which is such a pity as I adore their scent.
Many of last summer's vacations provided me with the opportunity to visit various tearooms. I didn't get the chance to share this wonderful garden and tea experience until now.
Another purple hued flower I enjoy is lavender.
While visiting Portland, Oregon I came across a brochure advertising a lavender cutting farm in Hillsboro. I was so intrigued. We enjoy fruit picking, but I've never cut lavender before.
My mom and I drove to Helvetia Lavender Farm and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon picking lavender and relaxing at the tea pavilion.
So peaceful to see all of this land.
I didn't realize there were so many varieties of lavender.
Bees were everywhere but not aggressive.
After cutting in almost 100 degree temperatures, we happily made our way to the tea pavilion where we ordered lavender lemonade.
It would be nice to come back for tea when the weather is not quite so hot. This was my first outdoor tearoom I have ever visited.
Somethings just go together: gardens and tea time.
Would love to recreate this wheel barrel teacup scene in my backyard.
Fortunately the lavender was in good condition after my flight. I placed it in a vase by my bed (without water as instructed) and had several nights of great sleep.
Enjoy these early days of spring,
(Apologies for spacing issues. Text wouldn't center for some reason this week.)
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