13 August 2012

Lavender By the Bay

Last Saturday while out on the North Fork, Rich surprised me with a trip to Lavender by the Bay. We took a short drive to East Marion and pulled up a gravel drive to a charming open-air building set in front of a field of pale green.
Our first stop was into the shop, where an $8 purchase also buys you entry to the field for a half hour. Its packed with all-natural lavender products from candles to cleaning supplies. I settled on two travel candles in little square-tins. Rich picked out a jar of honey and when we were paying the owner of the farm explained that it was true lavender honey made from hives on the property.
Once paid, we made our way down the lane and around a bend to take in the gorgeous field of lavender. While it's not exactly peak season for the purple buds (that's in June by the way) we did manage to find a few near the edge of the fields. There were even bees gently flying from flower to flower while I took pictures.
Stemming from a lifetime of romanticizing living on a farm in the south of France and a love of the delicate scent of lavender this was the perfect Saturday morning outing for me. With a few moments of fantasizing that I lived there among the bees and flowers, and another few moments of real-life conversation with the owner it let me appreciate how wonderful the farm truly is. Even if you aren't quite as taken with farms or flowers as I am anyone can appreciate this beautiful place.
Visit Lavender by the Bay on Long Island or at a NYC Greenmarket.

13 comments

  1. Aww, sounds like such a lovely weekend! The photo of the bee and lavender is just fantastic. You're such a great photographer.

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  2. I love all the pictures. I live next to various lavender gardens. they're beautiful 

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  3. these shots are absolutely beautiful! i love lavender fields. what a perfect location!
    xo TJ

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  4. What a beautiful place to visit, and I would have loved to taste that honey. I usually eat it for its health benefits and lavender would be an added bonus! Those bunches of lavender look so gorgeous, I would have had to go home with 5 of them haha. Also your hat is so cute x

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  5. This all looks so picturesque. I went on a bit of a road trip recently and actually drove past a lavender farm so I might just have to make a return visit after seeing this post!

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  6. I need to find a place like this near where I live, how wonderful, and your outfit is super cute.

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  7. Oh that place looks so pretty. Thanks for the info, will have to plan a trip there soon!

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  8. I never used to like lavender but I am loving it more and more recently!

    Maria xxx

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  9. Lavender has always been one of my favourite smells, when I was little my mum grew some in the back garden and would put it under my pillow to help me sleep. One of the reasons  I desperately want my own garden is so that I can do the same thing. Sounds like the perfect day xo

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  10.  You can grow it indoors! You just need somewhere dry and very sunny. I have one that I'm trying to get to bloom haha, I lack a green thumb.

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  11. these photos are so gorgeous and i love lavender the smell and the color! 

    p.s. your hat is perf!















    Xo,

    steffy

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  12. Oh my goodness, how lovely and picturesque! What a lucky shot that first photo is :)

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  13. that is probably the best honey ever. What a lovely place.

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