Foxglove Moments

May 10, 2015

Yesterday I visited Tsugawa nursery, looking for some herbs to plant on my hillside, providing the mountain beavers a little herbal seasoning to go with the young rhododendrons they are enjoying so much.

A helpful attendant showed me to the herbs area, which contained a large selection:      a variety of mints, coriander, basil, sage, rosemary, tarragon, fennel, oregano--then she pointed to a whole separate table, exclaiming, "And I've got all the thyme in the world!"


Her comment occupied and entertained me all afternoon as I planted the herbs, chuckling to myself while thinking:


There is No Thyme Like the Present,
because
Thyme Flies,
and
Thyme is Money.
The Thyme is Out of Joint,
when
one is Killing Thyme.
Now maybe
There Will Be Peace in Our Thyme...


Planting the basil wasn't as much fun.