Lavender Inspiration




I was daydreaming yesterday, as I read Blondie's Journal.


Jane has this amazing way of writing that takes you right into her world.

Whether she is at her lake house, going on trips with her husband or just creating pretty places in her home,

Jane's writing makes you feel good. I was reading her post, Lavender and Hydrangeas Love.



I wanted to write something today for Texture Tuesday.  Kim Klassen asked that this week we include one layer of her recent new texture called Phoebe.

The Phoebe eDition




Lavender seemed like a good topic to texturize. So, I used Kim's Phoebe texture on all of my photos, and a few of her wonderful stitched and Touch of Whimsey brushes.




Lavender farm fairy house

I remembered when I first discovered the Cape Cod Lavender Farm.  So I had plenty of Lavender photographs to work with.


Lavender inspiration...

Thank you Jane.

Please stop by and visit Kim, from Kim Klassen Cafe and be inspired by the Phoebe eDition for Texture Tuesday.

It's funny when you find that inspiration was by your side the whole time.  The song for this post is Stars.


fields of lavender
Denise said...

What a charming post.It gives me a lightened heart.I'm going back now to browse those you recommended.Thank you for the beauty-Denise

Zuzu said...

Beautiful photos - I LOVE lavender! :)
Wishing you a lovely week, Karen!
Hugs,
Zuzu

T Opdycke said...

Oh how this post took me back. While living on Cape Cod, I visited the Lavender and spent a wonderful morning there. Lovely, lavender post!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

aaaaaah Lavender! I could almost smell it's wonderful scent through the computer screen! Your pictures are lovely.
Hugs,
Penny

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Karen,

I love Lavender everything!


Gabriela

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Karen! You are too sweet! Many thanks for reading my little old blog as often as you do!!

You perfectly captured the beauty of lavender, the romance, the freshness, the scent. I am loving the little bundles I bought. Now if I can learn to grow it!!

Beautiful post and pictures! Have a lovely day!!

XO,
Jane

Inspire Me Heather said...

Lovely post and your photos are so pretty! Lavender is quite popular here where I live and there are so many varieties growing around here too. It does have such a beautiful scent, doesn't it?

Snap said...

I love lavender. There are lavender farms in Tx ... who knew?!!! I haven't gotten there yet, but I will!

Ronda Batchelor said...

Thankyou for such kind words on my bathroom. It really means a lot from such and artist.
Thanks

Susan said...

Oh my, how beautiful. I love lavendar.

Great work♥

A Garden of Threads said...

Great post, love lavender as a plant and a colour. The textures look amazing on the photos.

Kathleen Grace said...

I am already dreaming of spring when my lavender blooms again:>) I have about a dozen plants and they are old enough that they have grown enormous! On damp spring days the pwerfume permeates the house. My cats lay among the plants all summer.

Vee said...

I think I smell lavender. One day I hope to visit a lavender farm. Never have before and this post makes me want to very much.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dear one,

I went over to see your friend, and I was touched to see her sister's picture on the sidebar; what a young and beautiful woman to have lived for such a short time....like a flower. What beautiful pictures of my FAVORITE flower you have shared. It is amazing how one person can inspire another here in blogland, and then in turn, that person inspire ANOTHER, like me. MERCI.

Anita

Dolores said...

I love Lavender.... the look and the fragrance!!

I've tried growing Lavender plants for 2 years..... and boooooo..... I'm not successful. I'll look at your beautiful pictures... and pretend that I'm sniffing the beautiful fragrance....
Hugs,

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

Beautiful post; lovely lavendar and such nice composition and images. Thank you, kareninkenai

nancyjean said...

your lavander photo are so beautiful! wonderful processing

June Scott said...

Beautifully done, Karen! I love lavender and was surprised when moving to TX to find the Hill Country has a climate similar to France and so lavender does very well here. Several farms have transitioned to lavender farms! There is a festival every June that is very fun to attend. Enjoyed your post, thank you!

bailey-road.com said...

I love the scent of lavender and your photos have captured its beauty! The garden shed is charming.

Donna said...

Beautiful photos, Karen. I love lavender and I love the scent too.

Cynthia Eloise said...

love the photos. great post. lavender has such a calming effect whether you are seeing it or smelling it.

Richard Cottrell said...

There is nothing that is more inviting than a field full or a bunch of lavender. The smell is like none other. Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed your beautiful post. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I can almost smell the frangrance of fresh lavender in the garden. The colour is heavenly. Nicely done. V

Riet said...

What a lovelypost. I love lavender and i can smell it here. Wonderfu

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

Beautiful post and I adore lavender, the smell is so intoxicating and the colour is gorgeous.
Hope that you are enjoying your week

hugs
Carolyn

chubskulit said...

How gorgeous!

salma said...

Your cards give me a lightened heart !!Especially i like your post with your photo collection !!!!
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lisa said...

Karen, lavender is one of my very favorites, and your photographs are just magnificent! You also have a truly beautiful blog!

Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!

lisa.

Connie Smiley said...

How delightful! I can breath in that wonderful fragrance just looking at your lovely photos.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I really enjoying this post! I'll go back and look at all of your lovely photos again! I can imagine the wonderful fragrance...I have lavender here and there in my home! ♥

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