Which are in bud and ready to bloom -- a week or more, I think and then the fields will look like this --
The fields in full bloom -- imagine purple as far as your eye can see -- how wonderful would that be!! But alas, we shall be gone by bloom time but we did get to hike through the fields at bud time and there was a slight heady lavender aroma. Can you imagine what the fields will smell like when they are in full bloom?
Some of the lavender just beginning to bloom!
They had a nice store of lavender products although they were pricey and . . . by the time we get home, Linderhof's lavender should be blooming as well and that harvest will be free!!!
And how I wanted to buy some lavender -- real English lavender -- plants to take home -- but alas, I couldn't so . . . I settled for . .
Some lavender scones and
A package of lavender tea -- Earl Grey lavender tea.
And when we came home, I put the kettle on and brewed a pot of tea and turned the scones into a cream tea for I had both cream and jam in the larder!
It was a beautiful sunny day and the garden seemed the perfect spot for a lavender cream tea.
Alas, there is no lavender in Blue Row's garden (if we lived here permanently, I would rectify that!)
So I used the only piece of Blue and White in the cottage and picked a bouquet to put on the tea tray and set a very simple table in the garden. We had, after all, been gone most of the day!
Lavender Earl Grey tea, lavender scones and real clotted cream and black currant jam.
A perfect cream tea -- and they were sooo good that I wish I had gotten two more -- one was not really enough!!!
I'm joining friend Bernideen at Bernideen's Tea Time for Saturday Tea in the Garden. Alas, it will be the last tea in Blue Row's garden for we're leaving on Saturday for 3 more days in Windsor before heading home.
My dream vacation is winding to a close . . . and I must admit that it will be sad to leave Blue Row -- I've felt at home here. But I am anxious to get back to Linderhof for I'm eager to do some things in the garden and house -- ideas that I've picked up over here. And besides, I have my treasures to unpack and put away!!!!