Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A visit to Sauvie Island Lavender Farm...



On Friday, which is the hubs day off and our date day,  he asked me what I wanted to do.
I've been wanting to visit a lavender farm, so since it was a beautiful day for a drive, that's what we did.


We drove to Sauvie Island, which you can read about on the link.
It's a large island on the Columbia River.


I imagined a large lavender farm with acres and acres of lavender fields.
Instead it was a quirky little place,  with one small field of lavender.


The owner was so nice, and allowed me to roam freely through the lavender with my camera.
There was no pressure to buy anything, but of course I did!
I was able to cut a large bunch of lavender for drying for only six dollars.










After we left the lavender farm, we continued our drive and explored more of the island.













I'd say that our date day was just about perfect in every way!
{If you live in northwest Oregon or southwest Washington and are looking for a place for a pleasant drive this is it!}

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25 comments:

  1. We went to a quirky little lavender farm in Hood River. Like you, I expected large fields of lavender, but it was pretty small. I guess a little lavender goes a long way. It was a festival so there were booths and live music. And we got to pick lavender, too - which I now have drying!

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    1. There's Helvetia Lavender Farm on the westside of town...wonder if it's bigger?

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  2. Right in our own backyard. :-) I sure would like to take that drive on of these days. I loved the Osprey nest picture. We have nest close to our house. I read about them on the internet. They mate for life, have 2-3 babies and sometimes their nests can weigh up to 1,000 pounds.

    Debbi

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    1. Wow, Debbi, that is so interesting about the nests! Amazing!

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  3. How very gorgeous. What a photographer's paradise. I love the photos you took, They should be in "Birds and Blooms" magazine!! I bet it smells yummy there too...... :)
    xox, Crystelle
    CrystelleBoutique

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    1. What a sweet compliment! Thank you so much!

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  4. You're coming on with it with that camera. Who needs Lightroom or Photoshop? Bah!

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  5. What beautiful photos! I love lavender, tis my favorite with so many fun things to do with it... I just had to visit the farm with you! Thank you for sharing ;)

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed this visit to the Lavender Farm. I loved it, too.

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  6. Elizabeth, It's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this lovely quirky lavender farm. I was so sad that mine didn't bloom this year but I can enjoy yours :)

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    1. Anne, I had to dig up and replace the lavender in my yard this year. I think last February's snowstorm was the culprit.

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  7. I'll bet the lavender farm smells heavenly and pretty too.

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    1. It was a lovely place to visit! Thanks so much for coming by my blog!

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  8. Hi Elizabeth! What a great way to spend the day...photos and your sweetie. Perfect! Purple is my favorite color, so I know I would have loved the lavender farm. I'm glad you weren't disappointed that it wasn't bigger.
    The rest of the island looks so pastoral and peaceful. I'm glad you had such a wonderful day!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil, it was a lovely way to spend our day off!

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  9. I love Sauvie Island but we haven't been there for a long time. Maybe we'll have to head there sometime soon. Gorgeous photos!
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. I can't remember going to Sauvie Island since I was a little girl, so it was about time!

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  10. What a lovely time I have had *visiting* Sauvie Island. Its beauty has given me a sense of peace today, and I thank you for that!

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. Sharon, what a lovely comment! You bless me.

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  11. Especially love your macros of the lavender, although the remaining images could certainly be in a travel magazine! Here in dry NE Oregon, a woman and her sister planted lavender on a slope beneath the old family home. This is the second year she has set up a little tent to sell lavender "gifts" along Hwy 82 on the outskirts of Elgin.

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    1. Evelyn, thank you so much for your kind comments about my photos! How encouraging!

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  12. What a lovely way to spend the day! Thanks for sharing!

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