Another summer, another fragrant visit to Cotswold Lavender. Possibly one of my most favorite seasonal visits. (But who can say. I have so many seasonal favorites. England is full of them.)
See previous visits: Day out: Cotswold Lavender; Cotswold Drive; Purple Haze; Week out: Cotswold. Since we’ve been here before, I’ll give myself the pleasure of simply sharing a few new photos — there’s a wildflower field, new this year! — and breathing in deeply the memories (along with this cup of Lavender and Earl Grey tea).
On your drive to the fields, enjoy the rolling countryside.
Boy, the traffic is just crazy, isn’t it?
There’s space and time to sit down right next to the lavender. It bobs and almost sparkles in the sunshine.
Bachelor buttons in the wildflower fields.
I can hardly think of anything more English. Well, maybe I can, but I don’t want to think, I want to lay down among the flowers, listen to the music of the bees, and watch the flower tops bounce and bend in the breeze.
If you are around and have the time, a visit out to the lavender fields can’t be beat. Check the website for peak bloom times — and get there before they harvest the lavender!