Saturday, June 7, 2008

Stone Bluff Lavender & Wine Festival

Gordon and I rarely have a moment to ourselves, but today we were able to plan a short getaway to Stone Bluff, Oklahoma for the 7th annual Lavender and Wine Festival. People from surrounding regions are always so surprised when I tell them that Oklahoma has productive and thriving vineyards. The soil here in Northeastern Oklahoma is considered to be some of the richest dirt anywhere. I grew up just miles from Stone Bluff, where the fertile soil is a product of the sandy lome cultivated by the neighboring Arkansas River. My hometown, Bixby, is known as the Garden Spot of Oklahoma. I suppose that's why my gifted, gardening parents chose such an epicenter for our home and their muse. Below is a slide show featuring our super fun adventures today...
(btw...I did NOT have lunch at the festival. Check out the menu on the grease board...yikes!)


Joanna RawTn said...

Wow! That sums it up. Looks like you had a great time, and you look great! I need to get up the guts to juice feast... I wanna look that great too! :D Love the tongue in the ear shot, great choice!

Lisa (Pixywinks) said...

Wow Penni...You are stunning! The juice looks great on you. Good times!
Pixy Lisa
ps. I'm with Joanna on the tongue in the ear shot. That's wicked.

Anonymous said...

I'll take some of those rasberry's. yum yum

Anonymous said...

I am cracking up at the slideshow! I loveit! You look radiant !! PS My hubby wants to meet your hubby sometime :)

deaintheraw said...

Hey dear,
you look so hot! Your skin texture has totally changed. Oklahoma looks like its a cool place to live, I had no idea there was a wine industry in OK:
I am with the other ladies the tongue in ear pic is great! Ok miss radiance have a beautiful Sunday :) xo Dea

Bunny Berry said...

You are as beautiful as ever. And the festival looks like fun. I'd love to see lavender fields like that.

The juice feast gave you a little sparkle, I think. Or are you sparkling becuase it's finally over? :)

loulou said...

Let me say 1. wow, you're gorgeous 2. so great to see how slim and radiant and glowing you are - go you! 3. I'd like to lie down in that lavender and breathe in all the scent 4. love the cheeky tongue pic 5. wow you're gorgeous!
Glad you had a great day out. And did I tell you you're gorgeous?! xxx

Antony Heaven said...

You are looking spectacular Penni!

How odd to think that a beautiful wine & lavender festival should serve up food like that! Gross.

I hope you had a lovely raw snack somewhere in the car :-)

Wendi Dee said...

How cool that they really had lavender there! It was so pretty!

Penni, you look so healthy! You always did, but now you look even more so! How beautiful you are...and your husband, as I said before, is super cute!! ;-)

What a nice time the two of you obviously had together!

Lots of love to you,


HiHoRosie said...

Looks like a fun time! And I'm jealous over all the sunshine you had. :)

RawBin said...

Wow! You're looking grrrrrreat!! I had to laugh at the grease menu shot, heh! The tongue shot looked like you're telling "juicy secrets" ;P

LolaBloom said...

Ok sister you are looking FAN-TASTIC! Vibrant and radiant are the two words that keep coming to mind.

I've been eying that lasagna recipe too, think I'm going to have to indulge and whip that up for my party this friday!

Judi said...

Hey Penni,
So great that you two love-bird had a chance to go on a little adventure together.
You look Mah-va-lous!!!