Rosemary & Time

Exploring the new place turned into “How many hidden planters can I find?”:

Hide & Seek

Hide & Seek:  Planter #1 & #2

Planter #2

Planter #3

Planter #3

Planter #4

Planter #4

Planter #5

Planters #5, #6, #7, & #8

Planters #6, #7, #8, & #9

The nasty tangle of foliage near the shed caught my nose.  When I took a closer sniff & look, I found…

Wild Rosemary

ROSEMARY!!!

Rosemary

Why plant herbs? The previous tenants will do it for you. Hooray for perennials! 

I am so stinkin’ thrilled to have identified this herb!  (Even more thrilled to have bundles of it growing in the backyard!) When Tim came into the house a few weeks ago, he said he smelled something “minty” when he was mowing the lawn.  I didn’t give it a second thought because I know what mint looks like, and I hadn’t seen any out there.  Well, what do you know?  A member of the mint family likes us :)

Rosemary smirk!

The wrinkle lines are caused by excitement. Hopefully.

The cool thing about rosemary is that the herb considered to be a “love charm” in the Middle Ages.  As a newly-wed, I am highly susceptible to phrases like

…”rosemary was associated with wedding ceremonies. The bride would wear a rosemary headpiece and the groom and wedding guests would all wear a sprig of rosemary, and from this association with weddings, rosemary evolved into a love charm. Newlywed couples would plant a branch of rosemary on their wedding day. If the branch grew, it was a good omen for the union and family.”

Find out more Wikipedia rosemary facts here.

Fresh & Dried Rosemary

Fresh & Dried Rosemary

Oddly enough, we had just purchased a bottle of dried rosemary a few weeks ago to use in soups and cooked veggies.  When my dear husband found out we had a jungle of rosemary in the backyard, he hunted down the stack of last month’s receipts and dropped them on my lap.  Dang right we’re getting a $2.49 refund.

Heading out for a 5-miler, then home to Side Supper, which is a meal consisting of only sides.  (Rice, beans, baked butternut squash, baked peppers).  We be pigs.

 

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