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I am dreaming about summer so thought that this photo of lavender in Provence is very summery.

I will be back tomorrow for Pink Saturday.....
Bisous
L x

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  1. Stunning Leeann.... love those lavender fields so much... xx

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  2. Beautiful I can smell the lavender!
    I have put beautiful fragrant English roses on my blog,ir seems that we are both dreaming of summer?!
    Tracey

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  3. That's gorgeous Leeann - the epitome of Provence.

    It's summer here at the moment, wish we had a lavender farm nearby, heavenly.

    jules

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  4. At least I can enjoy this beautiful photo (I'm a bit allergic to lavender, unfortunately)

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  5. Beautiful picture.....I can just smell the lavender now. Lavender is my favorite! It is so light ,clean, and fresh.

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  6. This photo is beautiful! I long to spend time in the lavender fields of Provence. The smell must be intoxicating.

    Thank you so much for following :) Have a blessed weekend!

    Jen

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  7. Beautiful! I love lavender. And I know I am going to love Provence when I visit in April....a little early for lavender, but I know it will still be beautiful

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  8. I really can smell the lavender!! It is summer here, and I am in the middle of harvesting the lavender from my garden to dry it for lavender bags and such like. A really good crop this year!

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  9. Oh, wow! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  10. Very summery - the lavender fiels are breathtaking. Thanks for sharing so we can start dreaming too!

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  11. I want to see the lavender fieldsso badly this year! I cannot wait. Do you know when the season is for it. In the area I am in there are beautiful canola fields in April. This year I want the lavendar. Oh beautiful france!

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  12. Hi Leeann,

    I adore the lavender fields ~ the smell must be amazing.
    Always neat to have a photo like this, to bring on Summer.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  13. I love the lavender field! so dreamy! lulu

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  14. Lavender fields look their peak. The photo you posted has an abandoned building in it too. Simple. Elegant.
    Joyce M

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  15. Yes - it's GORGEOUS! I went there a few years ago.... So beautiful.

    I am anxiously awaiting warmer weather.

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