Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lavender...


It is an amazing flower.

Whilst the fragrance of lavender is lovely, it's not only why I list it as my second favourite flower (next to roses of course).
I just really love looking at it! When I look at pictures of lavender fields... it makes me feel like a child. Not that I have any childhood memories of it, but I can just imagine a child running through a field of lavender. I wish I could have done that as a child...

It's almost like my imagination runs away with me...
One day I would love to visit a lavender farm. I think it would be pure joy! I will have to take the children and let them run!

When Swift Jim & I married in 2001, I had Lavender in my bouquet. I loved my bouquet so much. I hung it upside down after the wedding & dried it. I still have it, but it is sadly very dusty.


The car we travelled in that day had an amazing aroma. I remember getting into the car directly after the ceremony & the smell of lavender filled the car.... It is one of my fondest memories.
Prior to the wedding I had spent a 10 minute ride in the car with my Dad. We sat quietly and he held my hand...

14 comments:

Crazy Sister said...

Those fields are gob-smackingly awesome.

My wedding car driver was convinced that I needed to be fashionably late to my wedding, and tried to take me on a few detours. I remember breathing very deeply and concentrating on not tearing his stupid head off, while my wonderful Dad explained to the idiot that yes, we were expecting to reach the church on time.

Not so relaxing.

Givinya De Elba said...

Love your wedding pics! Those fields of lavender look heavenly, and your bouquet was gorgeous too.

I hope you get this comment. I'm about to complete the biggest word verification I have ever seen, and I am sure to make a mistake somehow.

jewelstreet said...

That first pic is amazing. I love lavender. Just wish I could get it to grow in my yard.

Don't you look just beautiful?!

Swift Jan said...

I cant get it to gropw either :(

And thanks..

cat said...

Just happened to see your blog via two other on SITS. I also had white roses and lavender as wedding flowers. In fact, our wedding's theme was lavender - we had it everywhere. On the invites, gifts, on top of the cake, everywhere. We had huge buckets full been sent over from a lavender farm. Still love it and have heaps in my garden. A clue - lavender does not like too much water and loves sandy ground.

Leah said...

I love lavender too! love your photo and bouquet, gorgeous!

Swift Jan said...

Thanks for your comments! :)

Lilly's Life said...

Visiting from WTBAY - I LOVE lavendar as well. Its my favourite. Beautiful pictures!

Dee said...

I visited a lavender farm near Kingaroy once - it was beautiful and they had a wonderful gift shop, you would have been in heaven there. Its amazing what they put lavender in... lollies..honey.. lip balm.. endless

mummifiedx5 said...

Visiting from WTBAY :) I love lavender. It's one of my favourites too. I would love to have a row of lavender as a "hedge" in the front yard but I can't grow it so it looks so beautiful like in your photos :(

Swift Jan said...

I have to confess... I didn't take those pics... I just googled them :P

Swift Jan said...

but the wedding pic is us!

BGSydneyside said...

Such a gorgeous story!
Lavendar is so beautiful.
Belinda

Joce said...

What lovely memories you have shared with us... I remember you used to be able to buy lavender lollies from Sugar... mmm lavender tastes nice too :)