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A Not So Gray Day, After All

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Fragrant Isle | 7 comments

After a summer full of hustle and bustle at Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm and days so busy they flew by; fall arrived on Washington Island. Door County Wisconsin was without doubt one of the most vibrantly hued places on earth this past autumn. The trees were resplendent with color and visitors to Washington island could not fail to notice the beautiful reflection of light as it danced across the water.

Mother Nature’s brilliant last gasp was of course followed by crisp winds, gray skies and drizzle. The days began to wind down and the lavender shop saw fewer visitors on weekdays, which for those of us who operate at warp speed proved to be a bit of a challenge. One day in particular comes to mind.

The day was cold, it was gray and it was drizzling. It was a do not leave the house without a sweater day. It was a find ways to stay busy sort of day. Despite how much one truly loved being at the lavender farm, one of us was secretly wishing to have stayed at home stirring up a pot of soup. Better yet, she was secretly wishing to be at home in front of a fire, sipping lavender earl gray tea and daydreaming her way through a new novel! It was that kind of day.

However, in the blink of an eye, a dreary day was spun on its axis. A big, white car pulled into the lavender farm’s parking lot. This was not just any ordinary car, mind you. This one had long, dark, curly eyelashes! A few minutes later, two rays of sunshine walked through the doors of Fragrant Isle Lavender Shop. In the moments that followed a lasting, happy memory was made.

That was the day we met Miss Hassie and her traveling companion Jeri. These two remarkable ladies had driven all the way from Oklahoma to visit Door County. The weather did not dampen their determination to tour Washington Island or to visit Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm. It was such fun talking to these ladies and answering their questions about the farm. It was a pleasure, to assist them as they sampled products and selected those they wanted to purchase. Their sense of adventure and the spirit to carry on, despite less than perfect conditions, was inspirational!

We made a new friend that day and intend to follow her adventures. You can visit Travels with Miss Hassie and link to her blog. Miss Hassie also regularly writes reviews and posts photographs for Trip Advisor. We hope Miss Hassie’s travels will bring her and Jeri back to Fragrant Isle Lavender one of these days. A warm, blue sky, summer day while the lavender plants are in full bloom is just the sort of day we would love to share with them!

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  • Hassie Gaugau

    I don’t know why, but I had not seen this until today. How exciting! I immediately called Miss Jeri to tell her about it and she was thrilled.
    We two old ladies do have a great time with our travels, and Jeri’s first response was, “well, we’ll have to go back when we go to Michigan this summer.” So watch for us. , we’re coming, we’re gonna be there. Not sure of the dates, probably late August or early September.
    Love and Happy Thoughts to all of you at FRAGRANT ISLE LAVENDER FARM.
    Miss Hassie

  • Kyle Ransom

    Thank you Laurence! It is fun coming up with new ideas for blog posts. Take good care of your visitors…..they really need the rest! Hope you make it back for a visit!

  • Kyle Ransom

    Sharon to date, we have not as our plants are young and our energies have been devoted to establishing the farm. However, we may have some available during the Lavender Festival July 24, 25, 26 ~ 2015. We will be posting absolute information on the website as plans come together!

  • sharon koppang

    do you sell lavender plants for gardners

  • laura

    What a fun story. Miss Hassie sounds like a little ray of sunshine. I think it’s wonderful that you shared this – it brightened my cold, February-in-Wisconsin-day. I can’t wait to visit your shop.

  • Laurence

    What a lovely story ! I myself can’t wait to smell again the beautiful lavender fields during the summer ! Keep posting stories they are truly inspiring !

  • Helene Meyer

    I remember Miss Hassie, Jeri, and the eye-lashed car! Like so many of our customers, they remind me that lavender brings out the best in people – both those who come to visit, and those of us lucky enough to be part of Fragrant Isle!

 

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