Have you ever stood in the middle of a lavender field? It’s an experience that feeds all the senses. The blooming season is quite short though, and we’ve missed it the last couple of years, but I made sure to mark the season on my calendar because I’ve been wanting to go back for years. The lavender farm closest to us is located on the North Shore of Long Island. If you’re driving from the city, it’s a couple of hours drive, but you can make a nice day trip of it and visit farm stands, wineries and all the charming towns that line the North Fork. It’s one of our favorite places to go in the New York area.
The weather was perfect when we went last weekend – no clouds, no humidity and you get that ocean breeze that comes in and gently releases the fragrance from the blooms. It’s hard to argue that there’s anything more beautiful at that moment when you’re looking across vast fields to see this soft haze of purple for acres in the distance. And if you listen intently, you’ll notice that the farm isn’t quiet at all, but filled with the chirps and the buzz of birds and bees. Once you’re synced up it, it sounds like an rhythmic orchestra to your ears.