Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Color Purple

Today my friend Beth and I went to a lavender farm in Pennsylvania. It was a beautiful but hot and humid day. We lasted just three hours before we began to wilt. We took many photos and picked lavender to take home. The smell of lavender is wonderful and soothing. There were about a dozen or so of vendors selling various products, including items from Provence (which they jacked up the price).

Here area a bunch of photos I took from our visit.

In addition to the two fields of lavender, there were some pretty flower beds and herbal gardens.

After, we headed back to Frederick to have lunch downtown at Acacia. Delicious caesar salad and spinach stuffed ravioli with a Bolognese meat sauce for me ...

...and a beet salad and fried chicken with mashed potatoes for Beth.

A great day despite the humidity.


David Hayes said...

Wonderful pictures as always, Monica. And your lunch looks wonderful too, but not sure about that tiny morsel of chicken!

Monica Pileggi said...

Actually David, the photo makes the chicken look small. It was a breast. :)

Anne and Kirk said...

How beautiful - isn't it great how much we have to enjoy close to home as well?
Thanks for sharing.