Monday, June 18, 2012

Lavender Festival 2012

Yesterday was my trip with the ladies to the Solstice Lavender Festival at Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm just south of Wilmington, Ohio. We ladies donned our homemade sundresses, packed up cutting shears and gloves, and a picnic lunch and headed out. While the festival was a small affair, the experience - to commune with friends and nature - was delightful. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, "research has confirmed that lavender produces slight calming, soothing, and sedative effects when its scent is inhaled." And let me add to that that standing in the center of a lavender field is an olfactory and auditory sensation that one must personally experience - what a wonderful thing to be surrounded by the sent of soapy goodness, and a bit unnerving (for many, like my little nieces) to keep company with happy hordes of humming bees - lol!

Here are some pictorial highlights of the trip:

~My sister, Patty~

~Tonia and PJ~

~Me~

~"Lavender Fields Forever"~

~Why do our picnics get rained out? Lol!~


 Blessings and happy sewing!
 
"The hills are alive with the sound of music..."

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