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Showing posts from June, 2015

My Travel Diaries ~ Touring Peace Valley Lavender Farm

Hello to you all.  I hope your weekend was relaxing and full of fun activities.  As summer hits full swing, our time is mostly spent outdoors.  Busy with the yard, family gatherings and lots of local touring during the weekends.    It is the perfect time to enjoy a little local touring.  I particularly love to visit historic mansions and gardens, local farms and culinary destinations.  Each year we discover new places that take us on fascinating and interesting journeys.   Last week, we had the pleasure of visiting Peace Valley Lavender Farm in Doylestown, Bucks County PA.  This small and quaint farm is the perfect destination for those that are passionate about this very aromatic and healing herb. Peace Valley Farm cultivates and sells bundles of fresh lavender, as wells as an assortment of lavender-infused soaps, honey, sugar, body products and culinary herbs.   The farm is picture perfect.  Situated across from Lake Galena, visitors are free to walk the pretty grounds t

The Romance of Roses

I have a long long love affair with roses and since June is National Rose month, I though it was the perfect time to share a few of the roses that I picked from my garden a few days ago.   The rose sure know how to make its entrance.  Our roses are in their full glory with pale pinks, creams, soft yellows and reds competing for attention and the spot for most spectacular. They truly are summer's gift to all gardeners.  Roses will always elegantly grace any spot in a garden.   Here I have paired my roses with my other favorite flower, Peonies.  Oh be still my heart.  It is hard to imagine a more beautiful setting. I always find such joy in capturing the eternal loveliness and romance of roses.  Like little jewels in the garden, roses are add grace and plenty of vintage charm in any garden.   A true visual delight.... Incredibly, roses are more than just a beautiful flower.  Over the centuries, roses have been used for medicinal