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By: Catie Leary on Dec. 31, 2009, 8:23 a.m.
Tiptoe through the ... lavender?

Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

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Tiptoe through the ... lavender?

A girl runs through a field of lavender at the Mayfield organic lavender field on July 26 near Sutton, England. The Mayfield crop is the largest in Britain at 25 acres and is harvested at the end of July to be made into essential oils, fudge and biscuits. Lavender has been grown in this area of Surrey since the 17th century.