I can't believe how quickly Christmas came and went.
It's January already. I'd like to wish everyone a
HAPPY, HEALTHY AND CREATIVE 2013We spent a few days over the new year with friends in Daylesford, a lovely little arty town in central Victoria. The weather was glorious. We visited a beautiful lavender farm 'Lavendula' in Hepburn. I've been there many times and back in the days when I painted, mainly in pastels, Lavendula was one of my favourite subjects. It's a little like being in France or Italy.
This is the original stone house on the property
another building converted into a cafe-restaurant
this old stone building houses the shop and museum, when you enter, the heady fragrance of lavender delights the senses.
the veggie garden had a magnificent display of artichokes
the colour was so intense, I took this photo in the shade to try and show their true blue/purple
there are rows and rows of many types of lavenders, all alive with busy bees.
the property is on quite a few acres and is a great attraction for overseas visitors.
this is the completed journal that was going into my Etsy shop, it didn't quite make it, it's now on it's way to WA, thank you Kerry.
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