Pink Evening

Some photos of yesterday evening’s sunset. Soft billowy pink clouds in an indigo blue sky.

For about a half an hour it was if the heavens had painted our world pink, everything, the house, the gravel, the tress, all took on an intense pink tone.

Beautiful!

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The Lavender Festival

The morning started with people showing up at our house for a walk in the lavender field and an explanation of lavender, how it grows, different types, what it’s used for and so on.

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Lavender Festival!!!!

Wow, we have been busy lately.

This Sunday, along with others, mainly our friend Roberto who also grows lavender, we’re organizing a Lavender Festival at our beautiful local castle, the Rocca Montevarmine.

Well, organizing…that’s an interesting concept here in Italy.

Italians in general I think can safely be described as spontaneous and last minute. That [...]

Honey Bees

We have been so busy here at Lavanda Blu, between farm chores, the kitchen garden, guests coming and going, Hans repairing damage to the roof from the snow, my mother visiting for a few weeks and now Hans’ mother visiting, getting the items for our farm shop ready and some really big things coming up [...]

Photos on an early June morning

I woke early this morning and thought I’d dash outside in my PJ’s and take a few photos to share.

Early mornings here are so beautiful, there are so many flowers, the sunflowers are now knee high, the lavender is just starting to bloom and the wheat is turning from green to well, wheat color.

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Ooh…we are featured in a magazine!

A few months ago I was contacted by an independent journalist, Marina Meneguzzi who wanted to propose an article about lavender growing and tourism to one of our favorite magazines: Vita in Campagna.

Her proposal was accepted and the article features us and our friend Roberto who we do so much with as we’ve [...]