“Time is an herb that cures all Diseases.”

The morning is cloudy and cooler than it’s been. Thunder showers are predicted for this evening and tomorrow, but I won’t complain. I love thunder showers, and the flowers and the grass can use the rain.

Yesterday was to be my sloth day. It wasn’t. I ended up planting flowers and herbs in some of the deck pots, and I did two loads of laundry. My back is screaming from two days of hauling and bending. Today will really be a sloth day. I’m thinking about a nap. The cats and dog are already asleep.

The Cape Times has entered its summer mode. The paper uses just about a whole page to list events, shows, musicians, speakers and farmers’ markets. I check every morning for something interesting and then plan my day. Perhaps this will be another tourist summer, something I haven’t done for a while. I’ll go up Cape this year. My last tourist season I went down Cape. It’s always fun to answer the docents who want to know where we’re all from. Usually I’m the only one who says Cape Cod.

My front garden is so awash with color I wish I were a painter. The irises are in bloom, in purples and golds. A blue flower has also bloomed. I don’t know what it is but there are two, one on each front side of the garden. They stand tall in huge clumps. The wild rose bushes have buds, and the small lilac has bloomed in light purple. A white columbine sits daintily in the back of the garden. Lilies of the valley from my mother’s house have covered the ground on each side of the driveway, and the white, fragrant flowers have bloomed on the side which gets more sun. A few baby forsythia bushes, offspring of my oldest one which was a house-warming present, need to be dup up and passed along to friends for their yard. That will give me some space for a few new flowers, for more perennials. I’m going with red.

In addition to the flowers I planted yesterday I also planted basil and rosemary. I so love the smell of fresh rosemary that I run my hand up the whole plant then breath in the wonderful aroma. When I take scissors to the garden and cut fresh herbs for my recipes, I feel like a professional chef giving a tour of my garden in front of a camera which isn’t really there but then again neither is my audience.

I need a few more herbs for the garden, and I also have to plant the thyme I’ve already bought in its deck box. Oops, a pun jumped into my head here, a really corny pun, but I won’t submit you to it. I’ll leave that to Ben.

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17 Comments on ““Time is an herb that cures all Diseases.””

  1. peterrocker Says:

    Sounds like a time for the camera to be employed young lady.
    With all that color, you should wear sunglasses when you do.

  2. peterrocker Says:

    Also, for you & your readers, a film clip from Cass Elliot’s TV show way back in the 70’s.
    Y’all gonna love it:

    • Hedley Says:

      Peterrocker, fabulous post. I am spending my morning with Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien and yet another box set that I had to own … “The Magic of…..”. 4 discs of The Hits, Rarities, Stage and Screen and a DVD Live at the BBC.

      • peterrocker Says:

        You certainly could do a lot worse Hedley.. You obviously have Taste!!!!! And yet another great voice no longer with us. Hope she is happy at last and found her Island Of Dreams.

    • Bob Says:

      Wow, thanks for this great video link. Sadly only one of those great voices is still with us today.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        Exactly how I felt when i saw the three of them sitting together. Cass Elliot went far too young. I do have a DVD of some of her shows, but I bought it just before my DVD player went to electronic heaven so I haven’t watched it. I also have albums of her along and Mary without Peter and Paul-marvelous music.

    • katry Says:

      Pete,
      I so totally love this!! You know two of my all time favorites sit there and Mama Cass was no slouch either!! God, how young they all look.

      Hearing young Mary again brings me way back! Then there’s Joni……

    • Caryn Says:

      Great video. I knew it would be when I saw who was in it. Thanks for this.

  3. olof1 Says:

    Today started even warmer than yesterday was and it was impossible not to understand that thunder was on its way. But it was rather harmless to be honest and we all slept through most of it 🙂 It was more of a nice summer rain slowly changing to a nice summer drizzle.

    Di You ever get a Buddleia bush`I remember Yoiu said You wanted more butterfiles in Your garden. I’m hoping that one has survived the winter here this time. Butterflies just loves those bushes.

    We are still a bit behind here, irises show buds though, but trees and bushes flower here now and the pine pollen wasn’t that bad this year thankfully.

    Take it easy with that back of Yours!

    Have a great sloth day 🙂
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      Since I wrote this post, the sun and a blue sky have appeared, and the house is warmer than it was, but I’m in the back, the cool part. It is the best morning spot but the worst in the afternoon.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I didn’t get that bush, but I still need to shop at the garden store so I’ll add it to my list. I so love to shop for garden stuff.

      We are always behind off cape by a few weeks or even more sometimes. They have leaves when we start to get buds.

      I’m going to do nothing today!!

      Have a great evening!!


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  5. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I didn’t do the sloth thing yesterday either and today has been a repeat so far. I planted stuff this morning while it was very cool. There are still a couple of things left to go in but I’ll get to them later. The two hanging baskets I got yesterday didn’t work out on the tall brackets or the short ones so I upended a couple of decorative planters and stood the baskets on them. It looks better now that the hanging hooks have been cut off but the plants are not happy in the full hot sun.
    I have also done another load of laundry. My excuse is that the cellar is the coolest place in the house and there’s nothing else to do down there except laundry. I could clean the cellar but that is way beyond the limit. 🙂
    Enjoy the lovely weather and rest your back. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I just went outside and watered the plants new to the pots and my vegetables. Looks like doing nothing isn’t quite into my plans yet.

      The irrigation guy is here to get my system running for the summer. The grass needs that water.

      I used to go down to the cellar to read before the AC. It was the coolest place in my house too despite the regular size windows.

      I do have a couple of simple errands later but no heavy lifting for the rest of the day!

  6. Morpfy Says:

    Mandawuy Yunupingu, former Yothu Yindi frontman, has died at 56 Mandawuy Yunupingu was the the first Indigenous Australian from Arnhem Land to gain a university degree. He Co-founded Yothu Yindi in 1986. Yothu Yindi released six major albums, from 1988 to 2000. The band was nominated for 12 ARIA music awards between 1992 and 1997. They won eight awards, including Song of the Year for Treaty. Mandawuy Yunupingu was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2012 Mandawuy Yunupingu was named Australian of the Year in 1992 for his role in building relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. He died aged 56 at his home in Yirrkala, NT, after fighting kidney disease for over 5 years. Video of the song Treaty is below..

    • katry Says:

      Morphy,
      Thank you for posting this as I hadn’t heard of him at all. I loved the video. It was remarkable.


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