My thoughts are with the people in Virginia who were close to the 5.9 earthquake on Tuesday, 8/23. Two hundred miles away, my little townhouse shook, windows rattling, my china cabinet shaking, phone service knocked out temporarily, and my poor birds fell off their perches. I am thankful it was not worse. As a native New Yorker, my 1st thought was that it was an act of terrorism; earthquake was my 2nd one. Scary stuff. And Hurricane Irene is on her way..........
Most of my followers probably already know how much I enjoy visiting Pennsylvania. My dream is to live there one day, although I hear it is almost as expensive as living in New York! Don't burst my bubble, please!
In about an hour's time, I can be in beautiful Buck's County, PA. I have found some of the nicest places just by accident, driving down pretty country roads, taking a chance that I wouldn't be lost for too long or run out of gas.
One of my absolute favorite places is Peace Valley Lavender Farm in Doylestown, PA. Although the fields were pretty much harvested, this lovely little hidden gem is a secret I don't mind sharing with you, my blogging friends. They have an online store and ship anywhere in the U.S.
It is a family-owned, small hands-on operation. The smell, of course, is just heavenly, and if you linger a little bit too long you may need a nap. Their products range from shower gels to salt scrubs, lip balm, body lotion, sachets, dried lavender wands, culinary blends, honey, chocolate bars, men's shaving products, all made right there on the farm.
|plants for sale|
|Old Maytag washer shows off a gift basket of laundry products|
I was ready to ride down the hill and find a shady spot to while away the afternoon
The farm is across the road from Lake Galena, where folks were enjoying canoes and kayaks, and beautiful walking trails.
Of course, the resident chickens cross this road all the time
|You can barely see this black butterfly|
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