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? πŸ˜‰

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?!)


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  • sunflower fileds always remind me of portugal and my grandfather’s sunflower fields….. sorry Ozzy and Kitty were not feeling well. hope is passed. have a happy weekend! xx -Claudia

  • Blimey it was so hot wasnt it?!! But great to see you and to share some Pringles and stuffed loaf. Loving the shots you got, always love seeing how other people photograph things that I also saw and to see how different the pics are

  • I can smell the lavender from here! My friend has lavender on the path running up to her front door so there is joy in my heart before I even see her.

  • Sad I missed out on the lavender day but from reading this it sounds like my super pasty skin was better off indoors. As it happens, your visit to sunflowers-ville coincided with the sunflowers in my garden opening πŸ™‚ Poppies and lavender compliment each other beautifully. Thanks for including my bird post in your faves <3