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Scented Sunny Sunday

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Lovely Lavender blooms in our garden
photo by PH Morton

Scented Sunny Sunday

We have news that the weather will be turning for the worst from this evening till tomorrow. Apparently the wind will be a real gale force.  Jean may rearrange her work days and not go to work if it is really blowy.  It could be dangerous and hazardous, if the weather reports become reality. I don’t want her crossing the double carriageway of the busy Hendon Way and taking off in a gust of wind. 🙁

We have been lucky and had three mainly warm sunny and mild weeks from the beginning of October, as normally it is colder, wet & windy.

At this moment  it is windy but bright and sunny.  After this blog, Jean & I shall go out into our garden to hang the laundered clothes.

Lavender is a favourite scent of Jean.  She loves her Jo Malone’s Amber and Lavender cologne I got for her in Barcelona, which by the by she is almost running out of.  I hear hints for a Christmas present 😉 Be good Jean as Father Christmas is watching you 😉

We have a lot of lavender bushes near our front and back garden doors. The aroma from the flowers as well as from the leaves and stalks is wonderful.Just walking and brushing pass a lavender bush brings out a marvelous and aromatic scent to the surrounding air.

Apparently Lavender is from the mint family and its scientific name is Lavandula. It is used in so many ways, medical, perfumery, cooking, aid sleep, flower arranging and is also a deterrent to slugs and snails.

Below is a charming English folk song about Lavender, I remember from my childhood.

Enjoy and wishing you A Good Sunday Mid-Morning and peaceful week ahead 🙂