Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunshine Lavender Farm 6 08
I sat in the sun with an umbrella over me tfor shade o capture a bit of the enlarged perennial garden that framed the large farmhouse. Charles played his guitar and sang, and we feasted on chocolate cupcakes with lavender icing, chicken wrap sandwiches, lavender lemonade and chocolate lavender ice cream -- TRULY DIVINE! I brought home a few more lavender plants as well.
Besides enjoying the outdoors, great food and the time to paint gardens and plants, it was a most incredible day -- We ran into friends I hadn't seen in years! One of these is the wife of a fellow I worked with to help begin an arboretum at another college, and the other, a friend who used to roller skate with C and me!!! She wound up setting up her chair next to me and watercoloring with me! What fun -- Who would have guessed! And we met again with some folks from the plein air group I was introduced to at this same festival last year ---And I sold some paintings!!
All in all, a most delightful, delicious day!