Thursday, July 16, 2015

Letters, Lapis & Lavender (con'd)


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. 









8 comments:

  1. SO happy you liked the lavender! If I had known about your sensitivity to scents, I might not have sent it -- but I'm glad that I was ignorant for once! :-)

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    1. I'm happier! :) You've touched my life in ways you cannot imagine. You gave me something as simple as lavender. Thank you, forever.

      I was so sick after exposure to chemicals once upon a time that I spent hours each day in a glass box like a lab rat. The doctor meant well because he was trying to help but allergy testing almost killed me. :) I don't have to wear special face masks any more, and four allergy shots twice a week are a thing of the past. The lavender is very special. You're something else! LOL!

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  2. hey there Im dying to read the new book by ms harper lee . I hope you like it . Have you read to kill a mocking bird ? if not then don't read go set a watchman until after you read to kill a mockingbird . great post , I love lavender too but it wont grow here too hot here to grow ..Oh well life is good and happy . stay hydrated and stay well and yes I have the same inhaler and attachment .

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    1. Please don't let any part of you die! :) It's not worth losing you. I am so unimpressed, but refuse to say more until after you read it. Besides, I wrote to you the day I brought it home. I mailed the letter today. Or yesterday? Hmm. I forget.

      You mean lavender is temperamental? No wonder I've never been successful with the seeds I've wasted over the years. LOL!

      Yes, I've read TKAM at least twice. They're one of my favorite birds. :)

      Be well. More mail on the way.

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  3. I love the scent of lavender, too. I got my hair did yesterday and the shampoo she used was lavender and mint, although I only smelled the lavender. I must remember to ask her to get some of it for me next time she visits the beauty supply. I also love lavender and vanilla scents together - very relaxing and peaceful.

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    1. That lavender was like champagne! It went straight to my brain. Only attar of roses has ever done that. I like mint too but never tried the combination. I dabbed vanilla behind my ears and on my wrists once. LOL. It turned on me. It's funny how our bodies can do that. I can sniff a pound cake to death because of the vanilla, yet lose the scent if sniffed directly from the bottle.

      Now I want to try lavender in my linen closet. You're right. I read about it's healing properties again in the medical remedies book Dodson gave me. You must smell good all the time, Jackie. :)

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  4. I too, love lavendar. I have 100 % pure essential lavendar oil that I use. I also use many others but lavendar is good for creating a calm atmosphere and for healing burns, etc.

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    1. Thanks for reminding me! Whole Foods sells essential oils. I'll test their lavender next time I'm there. Don't think I knew it's good for burns. Thanks.

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