Monday, July 6, 2020

Lavender Fields Forever

My mission each week this summer is to find at least one new place to visit so that I don't go crazy being stuck at home! This is challenging because most places have been shut down again here in California so most of the adventures I plan have to be outdoors and summers are pretty hot here. Luckily, Southern California has no shortage of amazing outdoor places to visit. For example, last week we visited the lavender fields in Cherry Valley. The fields are located at 123 Farm where they usually have a lavender festival this time of year. Although the pandemic prevented the festival from taking place, they still offered visitors the opportunity to wander around the fields and take pictures. In addition, they also sell many lavender themed items and foods. My husband sang a rendition of the Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever" and changed it to "Lavender Fields Forever", which was quite amusing. I wore this new striped dress that I thought would be the perfect complement for these gorgeous fields of purple!

While in many ways this was the perfect pandemic field trip, in other ways it was less than ideal. For one thing, there were a lot more people than I had anticipated in the lavender field, despite the fact that it was a weekday. The other thing that put a damper on the experience was a gigantic snake that slithered across the pathway into the lavender fields pictured below! I actually am not that afraid of snakes but this one was huge and I wasn't sure if it was poisonous or not. (After doing some research on snakes, I found out it probably was not.) It made me seriously question my choice of wearing sandals and going too far into the fields! Well, I must say that the snake, although frightening, did make for an interesting story and a memorable experience, which definitely beats sitting at home!

Dress: Boden here
Hat: H&M similar straw hat here
Sandals: similar gold sandals here
Bag: c/o Red Dress Boutique similar bamboo bag here
Earrings: c/o Zenzii here  (Save 25% off with code KATIE25)

Shop the Post


  1. Beautiful fields! I went to one lavender farm here a couple years ago and was disappointed in how few they had. I love love lavender!

  2. What a fun dress, and a beautiful location for photos, even if the snake was a bit scary! I'm not a fan of snakes either! We had one try come in our doggy door once, eek! We called the snake catcher and sent him a pic - he said it was fine, just a tree snake, they live in trees, as it wriggled across our yard and up onto our tree! I was careful no to go too close under it after that!

    Hope your week is going well :) It's turned into a rainy one here!

    Away From Blue

  3. How lovely these shots are! Love the lavender field. Great shots! Jacqui x

  4. Wow, what a beautiful dress and gorgeous photos! I love your green bag, too. As for the snake...eeek! But it definitely does make for a good story. Thanks for linking up!



Say hello to Hello Katie! I would love to hear from you!