Tick, tock, can you hear it? That is the summer slipping away. As a teacher, I am slowly panicking. I must finish my syllabi! This morning, before complete panic set in, I went out to my backyard to a little area I like to think of as "My personal Provence." Since I am not much of a green thumb, my Provence does not compare to what I hear are amazing rows of various types of lavender.
I have no idea what type of lavande is in my backyard, but I am grateful for its calming scent. Mid-July through Mid-August is the time to check out the lavender covered landscape in France but in case you can't make it out there, try and take a whiff at some lavande wherever you can get it. It always makes me feel like I have stepped out of a spa and transports me to a calm place.