I'm loving lavender! I'm allergic to most synthetic scents and too many natural scents when they're combined with chemicals to make any number of products. I live a pretty scent-free life. So imagine my delight when one of the loveliest natural scents known to man literally fell into my lap. It happened yesterday and I still haven't gotten over it. Then the sweet fragrance fell from its envelope and onto the scanner this evening. It went to my head. Again. I finally get why lavender is lovely. Real lavender! Anna sent me violet candies once, and I thought I'd been French kissed by an angel. I never imagined I'd eat anything with floral scents. Does this mean I might eat pansies someday? This lavender episode ranks on the a top step of the stairway to heaven--right next to the violet. Thank you, Randall! I don't mind living vicariously.
Randall visited a lavender farm, of all places! In Virginia, no less, and he got to cut twenty stems. God bless you, sir, for sending two to me. See? The stationery is perfect for the pretties, and the envelope pretty much expresses my excitement. Hear me say, "Holy cow, Batman! It's lavender!"
This is how the rest fell from the envelope and landed, after the first buds fell into my lap. They arranged themselves as gracefully as if the wind or wee fairies had a hand in it. I cannot imagine anything prettier. Attar of roses used to be the best scent in the world to me. Now lavender shares the honor.
Yesterday, it was all about the New Supremes . . . No, not the Supreme Court Justices!
. . . a matching set of notecards for someone lovely . . .
. . . an anecdote about how my inhaler doesn't match but how the method of delivery does. The accents do anyway. Yes, it was a two puffs day.
. . . the new book, and it's own close-to-matching-lavender jacket.
And then there was mail. And lavender! Today the theme carried over to lavender skies and rays of light in the heavens, blocked by a cloud bank that tempered the brutal sun. It brought to mind how my sister and I used to chase cloud shade. Casting shade used to be cool; now it's considered to be the opposite. Yesterday, and today was about lovely letters, not so much about lapis, but definitely about lavender.