About a 40 minute drive east of Portland is an expansive field of purple. Every year the public is invited to the Oregon Lavender Farm to take home bundles of fresh lavender that they can pick themselves. It is $3 for a single bundle and $5 for two bundles. With an opening time of 10am, my husband, my cousin (@wayfaringnymph), my cousin’s husband, and I grabbed a quick breakfast and then made the journey from the city to the countryside. We wanted to be there as soon as they opened to beat the crowds and to fill our camera with beautiful images, but it seemed everyone else had the same idea. However, because the field of lavender was so big, it wasn’t difficult to get some photos without people in the background. Although not captured in these photos, views of Mt. Hood, covered in snow, can be sighted as you arrive at the farm. In addition to picking lavender, the farm had pop up shops and food, so visitors are able to find plenty of things to do to keep busy, and to stay hydrated from the summer heat.