Sunday, 15 June 2014

The fragrance of lavender

The evil witch I used to have as a downstairs neighbour and who worked very hard to poison my life is now gone. As I think I mentioned before, she was also the self-appointed gardener of this block and self-proclaimed regent of the darn place. So anyway she sold her house, left the place and left the garden as it is, unattended. So plants keep on growing, untended. I should be angry, but I don't care one bit. The witch is gone, I prefer an untended garden to one that is run by a crazy busybody. But I noticed something today: lavender growing in various patches by the building. And I love the smell of lavender. I associate it more with the South of France, especially Provence, something that they put in clothes so they can smell fresh. I love the smell of lavender, when it is real, fresh lavender. I am kind of tempted to use the lavender of the garden in the same fashion, put some on my clothes to have the fragrance on them. It's not like anyone will care anyway. The gardeners that come here are basically glorified lawnmowers and they were doing what the witch was telling them to do, which is very little. Now they'll keep on mowing the lawn and do very little else. And the plants are going to grow wild anyway, until (and unless) someone in the board of administrators decide to do anything. That said, I am maybe just as keen to let the lavender grow wild. I will enjoy its fragrance in the garden and remember that the evil witch is gone every time I smell it.

6 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

cut the lavender and use it. you deserve it!

The Artful Gypsy said...

Well by the sounds of it, Halloween hasn't been too far away for you since you've had a 'wicked witch' haunting you all this time. Glad to hear that she flew away to harass some other poor souls. And even better that the lovely lavender has sprouted up in her absence. I too, love the lavender. If fact, I've been growing it in my herb garden this spring/summer. It's as lovely to look at as it is to smell. Just view it is your reward for having to put up with that 'witch' for all that time, ha! :o)

Cynthia said...

It's a nice weed to have around! You can dry some and put it in small fabric bags for your drawers!

Anonymous said...

People who know me well know I adore lavender..There is a lavender farm not far from our home, we visit it often or I should say I do get soaps and some lotion the lady gives me big bunches that are dried and I scatter them in our home in drawers and my clothes smell of lavender all year thur, get some of that lavender and smell sweet and have a lovely summer without the witch..I simply cannot stand people who are unkind and nasty,they inherit this earth but I like to think they are not from this earth, it doesn't cost one damn dime to be polite and kind..I prefer to keep myself around loving, kind people..I adore your blog and read it each morning..have a wonderful week..ciao and peace to you and get some lavender and scatter it on your clothes it will be wonderful for your senses, body, mond and your clothing too!

Anonymous said...

I meant to say it will help your mind and body and soul, soothing and sweet, my friends even put it in teas and in tiny loaves of coffeecake it is wonderful..ciao!

Guillaume said...

Thank you all for commenting! I never thought a post about lavender would be so popular.
@Anonymous-Thank you, I am flattered really. Where did you find my blog?