August 4th

Lavender Love, originally uploaded by

Somedays you just have to stop and smell the lavender. To inhale. To exhale. Touch the soft aromatic leaves. Then relax.

I find it hard to cross paths with a lavender bush without stopping to take a moment. Sometimes I wish I would cross them more often...just to have an excuse to slow down.

Is there anything in your life that makes you stop and breathe, think, smile, or relax? If so, do tell!

For now, I'm going to print this lovely photo and post it at my desk. A simple reminder to stop, breathe, and enjoy the moment.


  1. That is so funny...I was just thinking today about how much I love the smell of lavender! We were on the same olfactory wavelength. Something that just made me stop, smile and enjoy the moment was watching Canadian Geese "dive" for food in Lake Union. Butts up! :)

  2. I have a huge lavender plant in my backyard, I always stop and pull my hands along one of the stems. I rub my hands together, lift them to my face and inhale...just lovely!