NaBloPoMo 26. Fragrant Herbs, Spring Gardens, and Newly Mowed Grass
This photo theme, “Fragrant,” comes from Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack?
I love the fragrance of herbs being chopped and readied for Thanksgiving dinner. Umm. Sage and rosemary dressing. Parsley potatoes. Minted peas. Yum. Can’t wait until Thursday for the big feast.
These herbs reminded me of another occasion where herbs became part of the centerpiece: a wedding shower. Ten-year-old Maddie, my great-niece, designed labels with names and meanings for the herb centerpieces at the dessert table and at each guest table.
- Rose: love and devotion
- Marjoram: joy and happiness
- Lavender: love and devotion
- Sage: domestic virtue
- Rosemary: remembrance
You can read more about flower and herb symbolic meanings here: Victorian Bazaar: Language of Flowers
At the wedding shower, the bridal party, families, and guests ate delicate sandwiches and dainty desserts and drank mint tea from proper English tea cups. The children, practicing their best manners, enjoyed the tea and goodies, too.
Afterwards, the nieces and nephews went outside to check the possibilities for play, leaving the adults to linger over tea and conversation.
The kids found a community garden which the neighbors had recently begun to prep for spring planting. Umm. Interesting, earthy fragrance, but not much fun.
Ah, but here’s the fun. Rolling down hill in the newly mowed grass.
The Last Meow.
Shhh. Zen kitty here.
Please. I am contemplating the beautiful fragrance of the garden of which I am master. Hope, gladness, and peace. fill my spirit and rejuvenate me. Come join me.
Meow for now, and Happy Thanksgiving. =^;^=