Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Care Of My Soul

Every year I have a ritual of cutting the Lavender.
I cut the stems and bundle them.
I hang the stems to dry.
Normally I have thousands of stems to cut.
This year I have very little.

I was not going to harvest any this year.
My idea was to let the lavender go to seed.

I have not been sleeping very well.
I needed to spend some time with the fresh lavender.
Lavender is my herb.
It restores me.

12 comments:

Chris said...

Oh Sherry, I have only just discovered you have another blog. Did I miss an introduction somewhere along the line :-( It is just as beautiful as your corner. I am keeping a close eye on my lavender, I will have to pick it very soon!

smilnsigh said...

We all need our restorative, at times.

May the lavender be of help...

Mari-Nanci

Becky~ said...

Oh I love lavender also.
I have planted very much of it in my garden . . . sadly, some died last winter . . . but I will plant more. It's lovely.

Q said...

Dear Chris,
No worries Dear Heart!
I am so subtle that you may not have thought I was starting another journal!
Here I would like to be a bit more artsy and explore feelings. I currently am working on the graceful way of ageing! I would like to share some of that here too. If in some way we can share conversation I would like that!
Corner is different with bird and butterfly reports.
You will so enjoy working with lavender. I think every person has a herb. For me it is lavender. I use lavender for all my needs.
Enjoy,
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Mari-Nanci,
My sleep has been disturbed for the last couple of months.
I wake up off and on all night!
Doing a wee bit of lavender yesterday was so good for my soul. I know I will be letting most of my hedge go to seed this year but at least I had a few stems for my nightstand.
I did not get to sleep all night again last night but at least when I did awaken it smelled yummy!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Becky,
Lavender is so wonderful. It is sad when plants do not make it through the winter. I love my lavender. For me the lavender is as dear as a cat or a dog. My plants are very old. I too will plant more.
I think right now I will go get a few stems and make some fresh lavender tea!
Thanks for being near,
I am so happy you are here.
Sherry

Becky~ said...

Dear Sherry,
Have you ever tasted Lavender Cookies? I have a recipe.
I usually make them with Rosemary and not lavender though.
M m m m m, I'll have to pull myself in from the garden and do some baking soon.
~Becky

Q said...

Dear Becky,
Lavender cookies???
I bet those are wonderful, I have never tasted them. I also do Rosemary.. My second must have herb about me.
Please would you send the receipe?
Yummm
I do lavender syrups and use them for my lemonaides and other sweet needs. Lavender sugar is nice too.
Oh everything is better with lavender.
I actually slept all night last night! Finally.
Sherry

Ziggywigs said...

What lovely pics and lovely poetry.

Q said...

Dear Ziggwigs,
Thank you.
I seem to have poems in my mind all the time.
Sherry

Sprite said...

*****

OOooo, I would love lavender cookie recipe. I have had lavender scones, oh my goodness, they are delightful!

Yum!

*sprite

Q said...

Dear Sprite,
Lavender scones recipe??
I would like that please.. How about I do a post on corner and ask everyone to comment with their Lavender recipes??
I think I will do that next week!
Thanks for the idea.
Lavender kisses,
Sherry