I come in the little things, Saith the Lord: Yea, on the glancing wing of eager birds, the softly pattering feet of furred and gentle beasts. I come in the little things, Saith the Lord: Not borne on the morning's wings of majesty, but I have set My feet amidst the delicate and bladed wheat. I come in the little things, Saith the Lord.
-Evelyn Underhill

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sweet Fragrances

I must have flowers, always and always.
-Claude Monet


Tasha Tudor, "Springs of Joy"



I think the Magnolia is just about the sweetest-smelling flower there is....although I love Jasmine.....and Rose....and Lily of the Valley.....and Lavender.... Don't get me started on herbs!


Language of Flowers:  Magnolia
Nobility, Perseverance, Love for Nature

6 comments:

  1. Cathy, my jasmine is blooming now on our trellis and it smells wonderful. I picked basil today to make pesto tomorrow--so divine. I also picked rosemary to put into roasted potatoes. The rosemary is doing so well, I'm going to make a rosemary wreath (small) for the kitchen window. Lovely post today. ♥

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    1. I said don't get me started on herbs! ☺ On my deck I have pots of Thyme, Rosemary, Chives, Parsley, Dill, Mint and Basil. What's wonderful about herbs is they all have a fragrance. In fact, it's herbs that got me started gardening when my mother gave me a windowsill kit for growing herbs in 1990. Once they germinated I put them in my yard in front of the picket fence and the rest is history.

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  2. The wonder and abundance of flowers and no two exactly the same. I may not always comment but I'll check in each morning. Thank you for these posts.

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    1. The variety that God gives us is truly mind-boggling.....which goes to show what this world would be like if left up to us to create and run. ☺

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  3. I know what you mean when you say "don't get me started on herbs..." I don't really have a garden in the traditional sense, but I do have hanging baskets at my front door & on my covered porch. And I have some container plants on the porch as well - cherry tomatoes in two big planter with cedar trellises, and some terra cotta pots with herbs. Rosemary, basil, oregano, chives and parsley. I remember being at the nursery with my SIL the first year, and being amazed by the variety. There was an entire table of mints alone. We rubbed our fingers on various leaves gently and could sniff peppermint, chocolate mint, apple mint, lemon mint, pineapple mint, pennyroyal, wintergreen, spearmint, gray mint. And on and on. Some years I keep a pot of lemon verbena or lemon mint for summer drinks. It's incredible how much better fresh herbs are in comparison to packaged grocery store bottles. Boxed parsley has about as much flavor as teeny green pieces of paper would have. I love a little bit of fresh oregano sprinkled into fresh tomato sauce or some chives scissor-snipped over a hot baked potato just out of the oven. Yum.

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    1. Janet, I love your comparison of boxed parsley to green pieces of paper! Using fresh herbs not only improves the taste of food, but makes the kitchen smell wonderful.

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