During my last Texas trip I got to attend the Blanco Lavender Festival — right outside of Austin — with my mom and aunt. As someone who starts their day off by spritzing lavender mist all over them and then ends it by drinking lavender tea (and maybe engulfing their pillow with more lavender mist), I was very, very stoked about this festival. 🙂
My mom and I stopped at the Style Station on our way down to Austin. Right off the side of the freeway, this place is is great for a quick stop to stretch your legs — and browse through lots and lots of vintage items!
We couldn’t drive through West without stocking up on some Czech Stop kolaches.
A hill country vineyard found en route.
We stayed in Austin at this really cute place on Airbnb.
I was so intrigued with all of the bright colors and decor.
I probably spent a good half-hour taking photos in this house…
This sheep was definitely my favorite.
We spent some time down on Bear Creek. It was nice to just sit and listen to the water and crickets.
My aunt and I checking out the water.
When we ventured out of Austin and into the hill country, we could still see a lot of the damage that was caused from the terrible flooding earlier in May. This is the Blanco River bridge.
Our first stop was Hill Country Lavender.
They had lots of lavender products available for purchase (their lavender lemonade was amazing!) — and you could cut your own lavender!
Although it was pretty hot (I definitely got a weird backpack-strap sunburn), it smelled so nice!
it was great to see all of the bees around too.
Prickly pear cactus.
There was also this sweet pink tractor parked out front.
Couldn’t leave without snapping some photos with it.
On our way to the next farm we stopped and got some fresh peaches. Nom.
More Texas wildflowers.
Our next stop was Imagine Lavender Farm.
Their space was sectioned off into different spiritual areas.
After stocking up on lavender products we ventured into downtown Blanco to get some food. Unfortunately that’s when I started feeling sick (and then spent the rest of my time asleep) …so I’ll end here with a happy yellow field. 🙂
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