Lavender Valley

If you ever decide to visit Mt Hood, make sure to go there via Hood River. From Portland take scenic roads to Hood River, then from there take Hood River HW (HW35) to the Mt Hood. But don’t just drive it all the way straight, take some exits and explore the Hood River Valley – it is pretty and full with farms producing pears, lavender and many other fruits. If you like one of the best huckleberry jams, then this is the place to buy some.

From many of these farms you’ll be able to see Mt Hood, just like in this photo. We stopped at the farm called “Lavender Valley” to see real growing lavender – first one for me! Real fresh lavender smells pretty nice and you can get some from the shop for your house or buy some lavender oils as well.

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46 Responses to Lavender Valley

  1. Jox says:

    Stunning! I can almost smell the lavender by just looking at the photo. 🙂

  2. Pat Bean says:

    Thanks for bringing back memories.

    • Dmitrii says:

      Oregon is a cool state. There is probably enough to do and explorer for every weekend for entire year. I’ve been there only twice and was able to see only a fraction of what it offers.

  3. That’s gorgeous, I love lavender and the colours in this photo are fantastic. I like the large text of your blog by the way, sometimes on blogs the font is so wee I have to peer to see it.

  4. 1stpeaksteve says:

    My friend lived in that area and it was cool to drive through the valleys and see the farm lands. I always thought it was cool to see Mt. Hood with snow and we were in temperatures around the 70’s. Great photo! Love the clarity.

    • Dmitrii says:

      about one hour after stopping at this place we went by the Timberline Lodge and hiked a bit in the snow, while folks skiied and snowboarded around us – middle of the summer. How cool is that!

  5. The colors are magnificent!

  6. nickbarban says:

    Fantastic picture. I can’t wait for May to come around. I’ve always got a couple of my customers that want a top up of Lavender. Great excuse for me to go to a huge field near me, not unlike the one in the picture (no mountain range sadly – theres a golf course over the road!). have a wonder, sniff and watch the wildlife there. Bring on the spring. Thank you for the fantastic image

  7. Just Beautiful! Love the mountains in the background!

  8. Oh I would love to see this.

  9. If you ever visit Sequim WA, there’s tons of lavender farms there as well.

  10. I love your photos. Do you have any of Baja California?

  11. orples says:

    The layering of the various elements as they recede into the horizon here are awesome. The distinct colors do their jobs and the textures are icing on the cake. Another beautiful face of Mother Nature.

  12. annewoodman says:

    Love the lavender photo, but your others are so gorgeous, too. Wow! I love the Pike Street Market and Washington, DC ones especially. The DC one is a completely different perspective… so fresh. Thanks–I look forward to following your travels.

  13. WOW ! Just beautiful ! I always forget about the lavender over there.

  14. What a fine blog and your photographs are something else! Thank you for your visit to mine….I like yours, too!

  15. scillagrace says:

    Mmmm…reminds me of the lavender cookbook my daughter gave me, and the lemon-lavender cookies and the lavender syrup she made. Delicate, sweet, fragrant….and my boyfriend wouldn’t eat them because he said they tasted like “old lady soap”!

  16. oceanboundsadventures says:

    Beautiful colors!

  17. I want to roll around in this field. What a great shot! I love the multiple layers.

  18. Olivia Mair says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit lavender fields and this just makes me want to go even more!

  19. namitalad says:

    lavender is my fav color..so i have to like this 😉

  20. Rebecca says:

    Amazing photo! I’ve also nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. Here’s the details: http://scottybecca.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/bloggers-are-so-nice/
    It can sort of be a pain because you have to pass it on, but I love your pictures and wanted to be able to share them with my readers.
    Cheers!
    -Becca

  21. Ship's Cook says:

    That’s very pretty

  22. Alex @ Raw Recovery says:

    I love this picture! It reminds me of when I lived in the south of France where the lavender is abundant!!

  23. Take me there now! Beautiful shot!

  24. Ken Wallace says:

    Reminds me the are around our house in Provence–the lavender fields of Sault are spectacular. I didn’t realize we had anything approaching that here in the US! So why can’t we buy delicious lavender honey?! Beautiful shot, and thanks for checking out my blog–glad I found yours.

    Ken

  25. Gorgeous photo (and I do love huckleberry, in all its forms!)! Thanks for this, I’ll have to check it out next time I go up to Oregon.

  26. Smedette says:

    Aw…you’re making me homesick.

  27. daeja's view says:

    Never went through the lavender farms when I lived in OR, but seeing this picture reminds me of Sequim, WA and the wonderful purple fields there. What time of the year was this in bloom? Will be in Portland this summer and would love to time it…..

  28. marlandphotos says:

    Thanks for stopping by! I am enjoying your photos.

  29. WOW! Lavender is one of my favorite…It is on my little terrace in the center of Rome!!! xxx

  30. kerbey says:

    This is the picture they should put on the ceilings at all gynecologist’s offices.

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