Friday, July 23, 2010

Lavender Time and Babies too!

Lavender picking time here
at Wildflower.
Out front I created gravel pathways
that meander through the gardens.
I planted heather and lots of lavender.
Makes a great combination and the
deer and elk leave it alone.
I took these pictures in bright
sunlight so the true color seems
a bit faded.
Inside you can see the deep color.
Also while I was gathering I checked
out my chickadee house as every morning
I can hear the babies.
Yup there is momma feeding the babes!
Sorry about the photo and shadows
but didn't want to upset her.
You can click on photo's to
enlarge.
Well off to town to meet the
posse for lunch.
Have a great day!

17 comments:

It's me said...

What a great pictures !!! ...love it....that little birds......so nice.......happy weekend enjoy yourself......hugs from Ria...

Laurie said...

So so pretty Sharon, lavender is one of my favorites. Love the fairy too! Where did you find her?

Deborah said...

How wonderful to grow so much lavender! I don't have any this year but usually have one or two plants.

MosaicMagpie said...

I am envious of all that lavendar, mine would not grow this year.
Debbie

faerwillow said...

~there is nothing quite like the intoxicating smell of lavender filling the air...gorgeous are these moments shared with us...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Janet said...

Oh, I'm drooling over all the lavender! The photo with the hat is beautiful. It all looks so tranquil.

Snap said...

Have a great lunch! Love lavender and someday, I'm going to be in Washington for the lavender festivals!!!!!

Merry said...

How lucky are you to have all that lavender. When I lived down south I always had plans to grow a few bushes together as I had read once where somebody threw there sheets over the top to dry. What a lovely smell that would be. Great photos Sharon.

wendy said...

I love your lavender, I'm really having a hard time finding a good place for mine to grow, I was surprised it came back this year as it seemed to struggle last year,it did come back but a very small bunch. such pretty gardens.

Maggie R said...

Hi Sharon,
Your garden of lavender and heather is awesome. I have one lavender plant..... not a big deal but I do love the fragrance. Very calming.
How do you harvest it and when?
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Zuzu said...

Actually, I think the shadows enhance your photos. They are beautiful, Sharon!!!
Happy weekend to you,
Zuzu

Judy S. said...

Nice photos, Sharon! I have one lavender plant finally after struggling to get one to "take". The bunnies seem to leave it alone, too. Great weather lately, eh? Lots of gardening time..... Hope you had a nice lunch!

Tricia Rose said...

Can't get enough lavender - I picked a huge bunch at a lavender fair with my daughter, but my own three bushes are looking very unhappy, so will propagate this autumn. Yours looks wonderful!

baukje said...

Lovely pictures? I also adore lavender...

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Beautiful! I am in love with lavender. I have some plants but want to make a lavender walkway full of assorted varieties. Perhaps I will add heather too.

happy day!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Love the lavender and that momma feeding her babies is just too sweet!
Have a great day!
Hugs,
Coralie

P.S. Come back Friday to see new pics of Betsy Belle and her antics. We are loving that furry kid!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh wonderful lavendar! I wish it grew here....too hot or something.