Lavender Fields Forever

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Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

This lavender farm is just outside of Fredericksburg, Texas.

H/t our Miss May.

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0 responses to “Lavender Fields Forever

  1. Ah, to play in the fields of the Lord!
    In landscaping,
    say in handling rock,
    deliberately setting stone after stone
    to some purpose, pattern, or vision,
    one learns that long consideration
    and deep conviction must enter
    every placement. Every single one.
    There is no stone that is light.
    Your faith is that a wall can be built,
    or perhaps earth or water engaged
    in a way that fulfills your vision.
    But the problem returns: is it most fit?
    Out of your belief came your vision;
    out of your vision comes your thinking:
    with my skills and my faith, through my hands,
    I will make a new arrangement of earth and water.
    And the fact is, you are in your elements:
    since you were a child you’ve devoted yourself
    to this art and craft of landscaping, bending knees
    in rough stewardship, entering Earth with love.
    11 July 1991

    • Lovely. Just lovely, Joseph!

      • Aw, schucks! I’m happy that it pleased you. Although I’d landscaped professionally for forty years, this was the first poem I ever wrote about that experience, which is a religious one for me, as it is for many others. This poem has been reprinted many times since 1991, and won two awards, but your appreciation here is my best award.
        Working daily to respect and keep the Creation whole is what’s kept me going. People tell me I look ten years younger, in spite of the mileage, so it must be working on me as well!

  2. Gorgeous! I recently planted a new lavender bush. I love to use it in pancakes and cookies. It’s an amazing herb. I also use it for ear problems, abrasions and small cuts. I mix it with almond oil or grape seed oil for dry skin. I’ve used a dab on my nose to help me relax and sleep at night. It’s amazing stuff.

  3. Soul candy!

  4. So beautiful!

  5. Wow, that’s purple!

  6. Since I live in Tx I searched the web for lavender farms in and around Fredericksburg, tx and I don’t find any such as these. As I would like to visit them, does anyone know just whose fields these are?
    Great pics!!

    Located in England —
    Girl running through a meadow of lavender feld before harvesting. Lavender farm in Mayfield on July 26. Lavender belongs to the family Labiatae, which includes such herbs as basil, mint, rosemary, savory, marjoram and thyme.

  8. Mandi Richardson

    Great pics! Where are the farms? I know it says Frederickaburg, but where?

  9. Hi – The top 4 pictures are from Mayfield Lavender farm just outside London England (also pictures 6 and 9). You can see the information on The farmer is the guy in the black cap in the third picture. The guy on the small tractor is the local postman and the guy on the rear of the harvester was a local policeman who sadly passed away from a tragic brain anurism (R.I.P.).


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