Saturday, July 26, 2008
The Herb Garden
A cool, overcast, sleepy morning here in Sugar Hollow. I got out to the much-ignored herb garden for a bit of weeding. Working in an herb garden is always wonderfully multi-sensory. The scents of each herb as I brush against them; the different textures and colors; and the feel of the leaves . . .
My favorites (right now) are the varying shades of the Apple Blossom yarrow and the honey-scented chamomile flowers. And to play against those sweet-er herbs, the shrubby sage and pungent greenness of the Genovese basil. With the cicadas trilling for the morning's soundtrack and a happy Otis lolling about in the grass - it was the best way I could think of to start a weekend.
Happy Saturday, my friends . . .