I’ve always wanted to travel to France and see, amongst a long list of things, the legendary lavender fields. Since plans to jet across the Atlantic are no where in site I was pleasantly surprised to pass a lavender field while winding through the old historic highway in the gorge. I stepped out of my car and was instantly enchanted by the sweeping azure blanket. The sun high in the clear blue above coaxed the most heavenly fragrance to hang all sultry around. Baskets of supplies for cutting the slender stems beckoned me to snip away and create a bouquet to carry the calm back home. Bees hummed in and out and all over the flowers drinking in sweetness as I drank in the moment. Those moments that make you stop and let you relax. Hazy summer days of happiness that I wish I could bottle up and uncork every now and then. I was grateful and delighted to just be alive. Lavender may have healing properties, but gratefulness mends something even deeper, our souls. Gratefulness brings true calm. So here’s to beautiful moments treasured and remembered. What summer day captured your heart this year? I’d love to hear about it in the comment below!
“And Lavender, whose spikes of azure bloom
Shall be, ere-while, in arid bundles bound,
To lurk amidst the labours of her loom,
And crown her kerchiefs clean, with mickle rare perfume.”
William Shenstone The School Mistress 1742