166. HDYGG - Hitchin Lavender Farm

Caught in the act!

Caught in the act!

Yesterday was hot, so so hot. The urge to run around impersonating the Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz shouting 'I'm melting my pretties!' was strong. You'll be pleased to know I used my 'inner voice' and kept that on the low rise...

We visited Hitchin Lavender Farm and caught up with Tanya, Penny, Jenny & Kirsty. We visited here in 2014 and 2015 and frankly, love the place. We have left it a bit later this year and the field is past it's best by a good fortnight it appears, but the sunflowers are still going. 

The heat was harsh and unusually Kitty came over all hayfever ridden, something that happened for the first time recently when walking past huge sunflower fields in France (is that a hayfever thing - sunflowers?!) I had a lovely time but sadly Kitty was too itchy and Ozzy was too hot - twas an extreme kinda day to visit. But I did manage to brave the sunshine and grab a few photos - I know, what a hero ey? ;)

Thanks to all who joined in last week, some faves include: The 5 birds that never were, Rosie's garden update, the Sturgeon Moon and of course, the hydrangea-fest!

Have a lovely weekend ahead everyone. Just think - next HDYGG it'll be September! (Where had this year gone?!)

Snippets of life: Heather.

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They lay on their heathery beds and listened to all the sounds of the night. They heard the little grunt of a hedgehog going by. They saw the flicker of bats overhead. They smelt the drifting scent of honeysuckle, and the delicious smell of wild thyme crushed under their bodies. A reed-warbler sang a beautiful little song in the reeds below, and then another answered.
— Enid Blyton, The Secret Island

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