I love it~
I love looking at it..brushing my hand against it..smelling it..drying it..baking and cooking with it..photographing it.
I found my parents' cutting shears..I love them..now they will be used often:)
Sharpened or not..maybe only for their pretty composure.
So pleasureable finding something that makes you feel so good..
Take..for example..a brand new Field Of Dreams..not 10 minutes from our home..the grand opening was the day we celebrated Noah's birthday and the morning was quite iffy weather wise..so I decide to wait to go..
I know..God willing..I will go every year..
what this nursery/garden centre has done..with the land they own..is simply ..to me..extraordinary.
Remember I went to Bleu Lavande years ago?
I can't believe it was that long ago..
I loved it also..but it was really far..really..took forever there was so much construction going on..
This one is so close♥I can get there on my own~
And I love it.
It is less commercial..perhaps w/ time it will become moreso..but right now..it's just perfect for me.
I got there early..yesterday..spur of the moment and someone was there for my ticket and entry.
The day was picture perfect..blue skies with pillowy clouds..no humidity..a gentle breeze..and all this to admire..
They have mosaic cultures.. and sand art..
The vison of this person for all of this is unbelievable.
All the huge animal /mammal sculptures are entirely made of plants..
If I was younger I would ask for a job..of looking after these gardens..it's like a make believe world.
As you arrive a huge whale awaits you with a waterfall tail..
there's a labyrinth of corn..I started and came back..I get lost in a phone booth..
There's a pond w/ willows..and much more..so many plantings..different areas for different types..lilies and hydrangeas were in bloom..the nursery offers landscaping and plants..
I am definitely going back..♥
and there is lavender!Loads and loads and loads..I have a few plants;)
Such a NICE feeling walking the grounds and thinking..
Field Of Dreams..
If you build it..THEY will come:)
So about this cake..this is mostly a food blog:)
I made it twice..the first time..after twice the baking time almost..and dark..it was puddly.
because I wanted to make it..I made it again..I even added an egg..reduced the 1/2 cup of buttermilk by one line..and tossed less that 1/4 cup of blueberries in flour..
still it needed at least 50 minutes..and I half way through switched to convection..
it's rare that this happens..so I can't share the recipe and won't link..it's not the persons fault..but I am just wondering why it was a challenge:)
It's got a bit of honey..lavender..buttermilk..vanilla..and blueberries..the only difference my blueberries were frozen..but so few! And so many adjustments..
Oh well it was pretty..and good...but drier because of that needed long baking time..
5 inches only..perfecto size wise..for the mini family we are just the 2 of us.
I really do love where we live.I know I complain in March..but that's so little compared to all my gratitude:)