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Nov 18 2011

Lovely Lavender

I adore the scent of lavender ( among others. ) Lavender brings sensory memories for me. Memories of laundry hanging on the line washed in lavender water.

 

 

Happy childhood memories from time spent living in France. I would walk hand in hand with my mother alongside fragrant lavender fields abuzz with the sound of busy bees.

 

 

 

 

 

I keep open bars of lavender soap in our linen closets. :-)

 

 

 

Grow lavender in our garden :-)

and I even make lavender bath salts!

 

 

Wonderful, happy memories,  all from a bit of lavender scent.   It’s the little things that make life so wonderful. Do you have any sensory memories triggered by lavender or another flower?

 

 

 

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  1. Jodi Hall

    I love the scent of lavender too :)

  2. Amanda

    Oh I just love lavender, I grow my own now and dry it to make scented heart. The smell always reminds me of being a little girl playing in my nanas garden, she had massive amounts of lavender.

    Happy weekend

  3. Poetesswug

    No!…….Achoo! LOL

  4. Shady Del Knight

    You are anchored to the scent of lavender, Katie, and you are wisely using it as a tool for mood enhancement. Flower scents can be tricky because the wrong kind can induce gloom by reminding us of the funeral of a loved one. As a boy I lived near a bakery and therefore I am anchored to the smell of fresh baked goods. There was a shop in my town that sold fresh hot peanuts and that would be another smell that reminds me of home. Imagine going to a fair or carnival without your sense of smell. 90% of the enjoyment would be gone!

  5. thisisme

    Hi Katherine. Yes, like you, I love the smell of lavender. I would love to walk by Lavender Fields. It must be wonderful, both the wonderful colour blue and the scent. Have a super weekend over there my friend.

  6. Veronica

    Beautiful photography and i love love lavender…

    Veronica

  7. Ginger @ Small Town USA

    Beautiful post Katherine. I love lavender also and grow in my herb garden each year.

  8. Jennie from Snapdragon Diaries

    I love the look of lavender more than the smell… sometimes I find it a little overpowering but I do have lavender scents in my wardrobe. ;-)
    The smell of the seaside/beach for me evokes memories of being with my dad as a child on the beach looking for crabs. Have a super friday.

  9. Claudia

    I love lavender, too, I am lucky to be able to grow some in my backyard!

  10. small Kucing

    Ya i love the scents of Lavender too. But have never seen the life plant.

  11. Pam

    It’s honeysuckle for me. We had it growing outside in the backyard and I loved it! My grandmother’s yard was filled with lovely flowers all the time but I don’t have smell memories of all those flowers…I have sight memories of them! LOL

  12. Judy Haughton-James

    Lavender is really a lovely flower Katie. We do not have it in our garden but I recently received a lavender sachet from an English friend and the smell was great. I know it is also used in several products. Over the years I have seen some breathtaking pictures featuring this flower.

  13. Ms. A

    I have wonderful sensory memories of bacon. Sounds odd, but bacon always reminds me of my Dad and the breakfasts he used to cook.

  14. Deborah

    You lived in France? My husbands grandmother always had lavender soap and he now keeps lavender soap in his drawers and using lavender soap at his sink.

  15. Crumpled Moments

    Lilac brings up memories of my maternal grandmother. There was a huge lilac tree in her back yard and the smell would permeate her house.

  16. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    Not really from lavender. The dominate smell in our house tends to be vanilla.

  17. Chris

    My garden has many lavender plants (soon to be harvested) and at this very moment they are heavy with water as it’s been raining all night and now for the best part of the morning. TFS your lovely pics.

  18. Eva Ason

    Hi Katherine,

    I agree Lavender has a lovely smell, and it brings back memories from being a child spending time with my grandparents. The bed linens always had a nice smell.
    Enjoy your Saturday!
    Hugs x

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  20. Debbie

    I love the scent of lavender. I make a great linen spray and put in on our sheets and pillows. It makes you sleep better, so they say.

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  21. Camille

    I enjoyed reading your post about lavendar. I remember seeing pictures of lavendar fields. So beautiful!
    I love the scent of wisteria and have wisteria shower gels and lotion. I keep bars of wisteria soap in linen drawers.
    Also I remember the smell of newly mowed grass. It comes from a memory of my aunt’s house and walking by a newly mowed lawn when I was a little girl. For some reason that stuck in my mind.

  22. Jacque

    Wonderful post with lovely photos…thanks for reminding me of the gorgeous smell enhancement that bars of fragrant soaps can be….while my kids were little and grabbing towels for themselves, I gave up on having the niceties in their (hall) closet. I think I will go back to that now that I only have one here at home! LOL
    Have a pleasant and restful weekend!

  23. Mina

    I love lavender as well, Katherine. It was a favorite of my mother and grandmothers and we always had the scent in our home. So beautiful and relaxing. Thank you for sharing and bringing back such lovely memories. Hugs to you, my friend.

  24. bj

    I think we all love it. :))

  25. Odie Langley

    Mine would have to be honey suckle. I loved it so much as a child I even brought some from the woods and transplanted into our yard. I always will love that scent. Another scent I miss and rarely smell any more is tobacco being cured. I grew up smelling it and working in it. The smell is different than when someone is smoking and conjures up memories when my sisters and I had to spend hours in a building sorting and tieing up bundles of cured tobacco to be sent off for sale. Now they just put it all in a bulk barn and send it to market in huge bags. I stopped smoking in 1981 but still love that freshly cured smell. Hope the snow doesn’t cause you any problems this morning.
    Hugs,
    Odie

  26. Leah

    OH my….that 1st photo is awesome! Lovely lavender and white blend…that would make a beautiful Desktop background picture!…Stay warm my friend…

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