Odessa and I had a field trip north to a Sonoma lavender farm today, one we'd visited once before in November. We jokingly call it the happiest place on earth, because—well, you stand there, out of the concrete and the fog, looking out on the rolling yellow hills with their vineyards and live oaks, and the sun shines on your shoulders, and the breeze rolls off the little lavender field carrying that thick, wonderful scent, and it's PEACE.


Odessa bought some wonderful dark cherries from a roadside stand.

I squeezed some of the juice onto the pages of my journal for pretty and remembrance. My cuticles too are still a bit stained from eating the cherries.

We stopped in Petaluma for a late lunch and took some pseudo-fashion blogger pictures. ;)

I'm a cool kid, yeah.

How was your weekend?


Q 7/05/2010 10:25 PM  

She looks like I'd imagine Dashti would, except she doesn't have a birthmark.

geekspawn 7/05/2010 10:34 PM  

That first picture just so perfectly sums you up (well, as much as a picture can) it makes me smile :)

queengilda 7/05/2010 11:42 PM  

that's gorgeous! i've only been to a lavender field once before and it was fantastic. i could smell it from miles away! this must have been just as fantastic.

The Pieces 7/06/2010 7:30 AM  

Awww I really like your hair:) I have always wanted to go to a lavendar farm.. as I love lavendar very muchly! My weekend was ok.. I have had to past week off work though so everyday has felt like a weekend but not really in a exciting way.

Priya 7/06/2010 9:38 AM  

The farm looks so pretty! I love lavender - we have some in our front yard and it smells sooo good, so I can imagine how heavenly it must have been there.

odessa 7/06/2010 3:04 PM  
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odessa 7/06/2010 3:08 PM  

Thanks for sharing the pics, H! My pseudo-fashion blogger pose is hysterical...and why was I clawing through my hair? LOL.

Q, are you referring to Dashti from Book of a Thousand Days? haven't read it but now you're making me curious :)

p.s. sorry i accidentally deleted my first comment

Edge 7/06/2010 6:06 PM  

This brings back happy, delicious memories of a lavender farm in Washington I saw a few years ago. And I love the bangs! :) That first picture is perfect, and I love the bumblebee as well.

Holly 7/06/2010 9:37 PM  

Q - I will make sure she understands what a lovely compliment that is.

geekspawn - Hee, thanks. It's her fault, because she's taking ballet at my old school.

queengilda - I'm already dreaming about what a proper-sized field of lavender would be!

The Pieces - Why thank you :) If I ever have the occasion to mail to you again, I will have to remember to include a sprig or two of lavender.

Priya - Lucky. I shall definitely have one too if I ever have a real backyard.

Odessa - I didn't even notice your claw, silly. I have that book, I can loan it to you if you like...though I think you still have my copy of Maya's book?!

Edge - With the scent, there was quite a steady buzzing coming off the field too. Happiest bees in the world, I imagine.

Cassandra 7/07/2010 1:08 AM  

So pretty! I'm still bummed we couldn't meet up when you were down here...

Holly 7/07/2010 3:22 PM  

Cassandra - Yeah, that was lame...I so did not realize how much time moving takes :S Baby should be getting us back there quite often in the future, though.

Erin 7/11/2010 7:41 PM  

I love that wall you took photos by. And I really want to visit that lavender farm, but I think I've said that to you before.

Holly 7/12/2010 11:16 AM  

Erin - Yes, Odessa picked that wall, and later when I was looking at these I was like, Good choice!

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