Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and spring. If there is no response in you to the awakening of nature –if the prospect of an early morning walk does not banish sleep, if the warble of the first bluebird does not thrill you –know that the morning and spring of your life are past. Thus may you feel your pulse. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Spring…I know it’s here when my Rosemary Standard is in full bloom, and the chives are green as grass.
I may have mentioned this before, but I love, love, love this old tree. It’s been the harbinger of spring in my herb gardens for the past 20 plus years…fifteen of them here in the cottage and for at least six years before that at our BIG house across town. It occupies the center of the four-square herb beds D built for me during our first season in the cottage…and the bees LOVE it too. I’ve often wondered what the honey they make this time of year would taste like. There’s not much else in bloom right now so I’m guessing Rosemary Honey would be pungent and aromatic and good for enhancing the flavors of salad dressings and cream sauces.
I’ll let you know how it works out.