My first trip to the Lavender farm and I was so amazed at how beautiful and peaceful this place is. It's a 25 acre farm that grows lavender plants. But that's not all... they make lavender oil and from that they have fragranced a huge variety of charming gifts and products.... all with the intention to relax and stay calm!
The first time out here I came with the Madison Art Society we were just a little bit early for the full bloom season. So I began my painting, blocking in the shapes and the gazebo with full intentions of returning a few weeks later.
My friend Patty and I have been painting together for a few years now. We headed out around 9:30am on Friday morning. We arrived about 20 minutes later - walked around, checked out the shop and found a cool place under a shady tree.
I brought this painting back with me just to pop in the violets and bluish-purples of full blooming lavender plants. When I was here the first time the day was slightly overcast. The dark tree line in the distance gave a nice backdrop for the gazebo architecture. I was debating to put a few people in the painting but for now I'll just assume they are laying down in the fields.... relaxing of course!
Definitely planning a trip back again soon!
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Lavender Pond Farm website
A wonder day at the Lavender farm! The temperature was just right and I found nice shady spot under a big oak tree. I was just along the pathway where the train would come around from behind the house.... for a motorized trolley train, it ran very quiet or perhaps I was just in a painting zone... a few times the conductor rang the bell just to give me a heads up he was on his way.
This was my second time at the farm and so enjoy all the beautiful motifs and scenes. There's a lily pond, cover bridge, plenty of picnic tables under the big shady trees. A gift shop with everything lavender imaginable! And what a wonderful calming smell of lavender in the air.
I met some wonderful folks from Rhode Island, Pam and Mark as well as Cassidy, and bumped into a fellow painter friend Dawn.
The antique red Ford truck is showcased near the center hub where lots of guests gather around to pick out their very own lavender plant, wait for a train ride or chat among friends.
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