It is Friday night and I am sitting in Starbucks all alone, while Tara and friends are at the mall. The mall is not far from home, but I just didn’t feel like making two round trips. I have a feeling it is not going to be a long stay for them. If I went home, I most likely would sit and stare at the TV, not accomplishing anything. This way, I am getting a chance to blog, with a Pumpkin Spice latte in a really comfortable chair! Instead of the thinking chair on Blue’s Clues, I dub this the BLOGGING CHAIR! I think I will be back often!
While celebrating National Coffee Day yesterday, Tara and I hit the road in search of books and whatever other cheap fun we could have.
We first went to Care and Share Thrift in Souderton. They moved their book section to it’s own store and it is pretty awesome. Tara found a couple Stephen King books and I got a new Jodi Picoult book. Now to
find make the time for some reading.
The weather turned really bad; thunder, lightning, wind, hail, rain and flooding roads. We drove out of the storm cell, and headed to Barnes and Noble for a couple new books Tara wanted. We had gotten into a little mother/daughter squabble, so I was trying to lighten to mood.
Next we headed to Peace Valley Park, I was in search of a rainbow, the sky was looking perfect for one. I however must have been heading in the wrong direction. Sadly, I did not see one, but I saw some photos of a beautiful, bright double rainbow in the area!
We saw this buck (I assume), he was pretty far away, pushing the limits of my zoom and steadiness of hand.
The leaves haven’t started to change yet, but I can see it coming!
During past visits, I had noticed (with my eyes and nose) a lavender farm on the road that goes through the park. You can’t miss the sweet aroma of the lavender plants! I knew they had a store, but had never stopped in. As luck would have it, Peace Valley Lavender Farm was open!!
(To be continued, I just knew they would not be at the mall for long, I’m glad I did not drive home, I would have barely gotten settled.)
Good bye Starbucks!
Okay, where did I leave off? It is Saturday morning now, I never opened the laptop back up when I got home! I did get a good nights sleep though!
Oh, that’s right we were at the lavender farm!
The store is in an old barn, with purple shutters, and a field of lavender growing in front.
We drove up the driveway by the lavender plants, with the windows rolled down the aroma was wonderful. I love lavender!
Once you walk through the door you are embraced by the sweet smell of lavender and relaxing, peaceful music. We were also greeted by Lily (I believe) a very cute and friendly black and white dog. I wish I had a room in my house that smelled and sounded just like the store. It really makes you want to stay. The merchandise is displayed uniquely on rustic and antique looking pieces. I should have taken pictures inside.
They have soaps, lotions, sachets; lavender for cooking (I need to try this!) and oh so much more. Tara tends to not like to browse unless we are some place that she wants to be, so I felt a little hurried. We made a small purchase of a lavender lip balm and a sachet. The sachet is now making my car smell awesome, and hopefully Tara has not lost the lip balm! You can purchase their merchandise on line from the website. I’m going back soon to check out the culinary lavender!
Since the storm was over, they had opened the 1/2 barn door that over looked the lavender hill! There was a beautiful breeze blowing. I really could have pulled up a chair, brewed a cup of tea and been content to stay right there forever! (One can dream!)
I loved watching this cat wander through the lavender plants. I bet he was the mellowest cat having lavender fields to explore all day! He was in pursuit of a little white butterfly, and did not stand still for long, so this picture was not the best. It was a tad out of focus and reminded me a bit of a Monet painting, so I tried to get a little artsy with Picnik!
I realized after dinner with all our running we had not stopped at a COFFEE SHOP for a celebratory National Coffee Day coffee, so we headed to the small Starbucks in town. I had never been to this one (it doesn’t have a drive thru!)
This was the evening sky. I thought it was awesome! I love clouds!
Thanks a LATTE for stopping by. Until next time!