At 89-years-old she has pretty specific wants, likes and requests.
Today we checked a few off the list that weren’t all that exciting. She wanted to buy new shoes and black pants, and have lunch out.
But one part of our adventure today is worthy of more detail because it was wonderful and because time is running out to do it this season.
I drove Mom to Lavenlair Farm in Whitehall, NY. It is nestled in rolling hills of with views that stretch from the Green Mountains of Vermont to the Adirondacks.
Everyone in the car at one point or another commented on the vista or the soaring hawks.
They have 22 different lavender varieties growing in the field.
High time for bloom is July and gardeners have told me the field is a blue wonder then. But we saw plenty today to make this a must do next summer.
In the little boutique next to the field we found lavenders noted for culinary use, fragrance, and color and shopped for all things lavender from honey, flower wands, soaps, tea, sprays, lip balm, sachets and more.
Also on site is a hand built “Laverinth” a 100ft diameter, lavender planted, Petit-Chartres meditative labyrinth that the owners, David and Diane Allen, created.
If you want to go, hurry. The farm closes for the season September 3rd, which is next weekend.
The other highlight of our outing was the Ice Cream Man in Washington County. Mom ordered root beer ice cream. She loves all things root beer. And, I think she liked it.
She ate the whole thing. 🙂 Now she’s napping.