The holiday weekend marked the baptism of our youngest grandchild, Elise. Beautiful evening ceremony. Lovely child. God with us. Labor Day seems to signify the end of summer. Colorful fields with changing hues of amber and purple for the harvest season. A whole summer of prolific arugula is about to end although my growing season continues with my herbs. I sowed more leaf lettuce and basil a month ago in hopes to yield a fall crop. See how mother nature takes her course. Next year I will introduce a new herb to my quilt of culinary herb patches. Lavender. So I will learn how to prepare the soil for my first crop of organic lavender. Lavender lemonade is my favorite summertime beverage, and a lavender tisane is a soothing, calming herbal tea enjoyed before nap time or bed time. This time next year I hope to harvest my own fresh grown lavender at the Deanna Greens And Garden Art plot seated in Boone’s Hollow Farm. Not sure if little Elise will be quite ready for a tea party then, but maybe soon in the many days that follow …
I had so much fun putting together a few words and photos for the WordPress “Day In My Life” photo challenge yesterday. That post focused on my weekday life. Please read that post: https://deannagreensandgardenart.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/a-day-in-my-life/
My weekend is somewhat different. I am not focused on employee wellness, but plant wellness! I want to share another small collection of words and larger collection photos to describe my other life. To simply say “green” describes my weekend day. “Green plants” to be exact. I love plants. I grew up with them, and cannot live without them. A few other essentials are identifying bugs; a walk to the greenhouse over the creek after visiting at the barn with the farm neighbors; herbs to make my dishes taste delicious; and lemonade, to make life sweet!
It is a lemonade summer evening, maybe the hard lemonade kind tonight. Trying to make lemonade out of lemons! We had 2 vehicles break down this past week, one fixed and another one to go. Then we had a fender-bender with our white beast of a van this morning parking near my work in Clayton. Did not damage the beast, but the nervous lady’s Mercedes luxury sedan has some damage near the bumper. I think Dean will be ready for that spiked lemonade. Maybe watch a summer rain storm come in tonight. What is your favorite lemonade? I found a recipe for Lavender Lemonade, and adapted it to suit my tastes. I cannot wait to try with the crop of lavender in harvest season right now. This herb is beautiful, fragrant, and so versatile. Where is the bottle of vodka in this picture???