He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
I live at Home. No really. I live at Home, Washington. It is ripe with history, with anarchists and granolaites and nudists. It’s out here in the Key Peninsulas and can I just say I feel so at home here? 😀
It is so beautiful. I was born and raised in the deserts of New Mexico and lived in Utah for 25 years before coming out here. It is true what they say about trees being revitalizing. Trees are healthy, trees are good. I love them and their green, expansive ways.
We have an indigenous tree called the madrona. It has been in some of my previous photos but I will be highlighting them in a future post.
In the meantime, another few pictures of the place I call home.
“Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.”
― Lao Tzu
This place is a bit tricky to find but I promise if you are a lavender lover and are in the neighborhood it is totally worth your time to walk around, inhale the scents, and absorb the peace of the entire farm. There are multiple places to sit, strategic places next to trees where there is shade. The store is amazing and glowing with brilliantly flowering roses and lavender.
Tracy, the owner, is as kind and earthy as can be.
Truly a beautiful experience.
My friend Sami and her two daughters with their two friends (and Sami’s friend) came out to meet and feed the buffalo. It was fascinating to watch the buffalo respond to the girls. They followed them up and down along the fence line. Maybe it was their energy level.
This next photo set are of the girls collection of wild daisies, discovering an abundance of ladybugs, and offers to “ladysit” each other’s bugs. It was quite the picturesque activity!
http://www.pugetsoundfresh.org/farm/blue-willow-lavender-farm, located in the key peninsulas west of Gig Harbor, Washington.
“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.”
― Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic