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petitlavandiere

From Bell’occhio

This traditional French straw hat

has either a tiny crown (Petit Lavandiere)

or larger crown (Grand Lavandiere)

that perches atop the head.

Worn by lavender harvesters.

Affixed by a black ribbon.

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Theses hedges are made up of a type of English Lavender

hybrid  (or “lavandins”) called “Provence”…

More info here

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CQ Scan 2

Still fresh lavender has the same vibrancy

of this Carolyn Quartermaine collage…

Clipped lavender

It dulls as it dries… on a linen cloth

to catch every fragrant bud..

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A stone outdoor dining table

inundated with clipped lavender…

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Photos from before the harvest…

perhaps I’ll get a second bloom this year…

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