Shimmer in the haze of summer lawns
Then I heard the children singing
They were running through the rainbows
They were singing a song for you
Well it seemed to be a song for you
The one I wanted to write for you, for you
Lavenders blue, dilly dilly, lavenders green
All I can say is “thank god for air conditioning in my car” because when we came away from the lavender field it was 35 degrees. But we had spent a gorgeous couple of hours snipping away at our own lavender, filling our bag (provided as part of your £4.50 entry fee) and plotting what we would do with all. Scented bundles for knicker drawers, lavender fudge, lavender shortbread and lavender infused gin all featured.
When I say we, a group of bloggers, their children, and some additional friends, including my BFF Mrs Cooke who happened to free mid week. A rarity for a teacher and it was lovely to catch up for a few hours in the car. And she didn’t even get cross when I missed the exit off the motorway.
I blame the soporific qualities of the lavender we had just spend the day with.
The lavender field was actually past its best for photos so no real opportunity to take long sweeping shots of rows of glorious purple but plenty of chances to get in close to dead poppy heads, grasshoppers and bees.
And then to wander over to the sunflowers for a photo up close and personal to them. I adore sunflowers in row upon row. I am not a fan of them cut and in vases at home but show me a field of them and I will show you a big smiling face in return.
Before then stopping in the shade for a picnic.
Hitchin Lavender is a great little business and one that I was so pleased to see so busy. Just £1 for children, £4.50 for adults and you can fill your paper bag (they even provide scissors), and then 50p per sunflower if you want to take one of those home too. Plenty of shade in the yurt for picnics, and lots of parking too. Well worth a visit if you are local. Or not so local but want a two hour car journey with your bestie