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Lavender Love Blooms at a Highland Springs Fest

Herb the word? Tickets are on sale for the Cherry Valley event.

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    Lavender Love Blooms at a Highland Springs Fest
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    Clip-clop to Cherry Valley from May 23 through the end of June 2019, if your nose wants to behold this fragrant experience.

    COMPLETING YOUR COLOR WHEEL, in terms of finding various colorful wildflowers to photograph? You pretty much can, around California, from late January into July, if you're willing to road trip a bit. Of course, those orange California poppies spring to mind first, but so do the yellows of the desert goldenrod, and the blues of the lupines that pop up in Mono County in late spring. The purple part of your color wheel, though? It's gotta be...

    LAVENDER, and there's a lot of lavender to visit when June comes into view. Ojai is a popular spot, and it even boasts the Ojai Lavender Festival at the end of June, but if you're heading for the desert resort cities, you'll want to choose Cherry Valley for a stop-off. Why? Because that's where the annual Lavender Festival at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn takes place each late spring and (very) early summer. The lav love lasts for a month-plus, hurrah, meaning that if you...

    PLAN YOUR 2019 VISIT... from May 23 through June 30, from Thursday to Sunday, you'll be able to bask in all of that herb-goodness. What's included in your admission, which is on sale through April 30? Strolling the fields is a-ok, and there are horse-drawn wagons to enjoy, if you'd like a particularly old-timey way to experience the purple-tastic scene. Other doings include live tunes and the chance to learn more about "how lavender essential oil is extracted." It's a...

    PEACEFULLY PURPLE... (or purply peaceful) day out on the ranch, and it'll give you a chance to photograph lots of lavender, if you're looking to add to your wildflower snapshots. The lav-iest length of time on the SoCal calendar is coming up, and one of the best spots to be is in Cherry Valley, at Highland Springs. Fragrant and floral fun is ahead, 'vender devotees.