Thursday, July 23, 2015

Oak Tree

Hubby and I celebrated our 40th Anniversary, June 20th.
We had a sunrise ceremony standing under this Oak Tree. We wrote our own vows, found a preacher who would marry us. And his daughter who was a coworker with my hubby was our witness. There was just the four of us.
We hadn't been back there in 39 years and we weren't even sure we could remember where it was.
At the time we had driven through the country side and liked the view and trees and came to the decision to hold our ceremony there.
Since we have moved back we thought we'd try and find that tree again.
Between our memories and a little help from the old guys at the local dinner we finally found the place.
It was special for me to stand under that tree again, look at the man I married and feel the love.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Harvesting Herbs

My herb pots and garden have been in full growth mode.
 We're mid summer season and I've already had to two harvests of my basil, parsley, lemon balm and lavender.
The sages are coming along and soon I will be snipping some of them for drying.

I'm collecting recipes and drying techniques as well as some organic insect repellents which I'll be sharing shortly.

Hope your summer is going well.