We arrived at Pelindaba Lavender Farm about three weeks before “peak purple”, but instead of mourning missing the intense grape-y glow I’ve seen in oh-so-many Instagram posts, we were able to wander the property virtually alone.

The breeze, the San Juan Island Summer 78 degrees and the subtle lavender scent was the essence of relaxation, and if you’re looking to bottle that, they have a delish store- hello lavender shortbread cookies!  (Yes, they go with wine and coffee)

Toddler approved

Photos by Kevin and Berry Thomas