Lizc~ I really hope that things improve, pronto! It sounds miserable.
We have a cutting going from my GMIL's sage plant that's been growing for nearly 50 years. It smells wonderful. She had no idea it had any other use than for salad dressing! I love her, she's so country.
The hardest part of my plans to move about the country will be my lack of gardening. When I was in Florida, my mom's neighbor, Jane, gave me another tour of her garden in progress... she's a world traveler, born in Monsarat... FASCINATING Goddess, she is... she has the most incredible plants from all over, egyptian papryus, callalilies as big as a man's hand... here
are a few pics. She's been working on this yard for about 2 years, spending well into the night working outside. She's just putting in one layer at a time. She is an incredible woman. When she stands by the water's edge, the turtles flock to her because she feeds them every night.
She has a stone that reads "We are nearest God's heart in the Garden".
She told me that the roses are most fragrant right before a rain. I hope I get to test that out sometime soon! I can imagine... the energy right before a rain is so sparkly & charged. I know that in all of my days in coffee shops, people get really intense before the rain, lighting up cigarettes & sometimes getting into heated discussions... then right before the first drops fall a lot of people will actually stand up! Once the rain is under way, everyone seems soothed & calm. I miss coffee shops. ANYhow!
The Red Tent, yeah... can't imagine being married to the same man as my sisters! I would love to hear an account of what happened in the men's tents(or maybe not, yikes!) during the new moon. This book has so much of what I feel like I'm missing out on by having mostly male friends. I would love to have a group of women that I could raise my children with and go through all of this with. Thank goodness for MDC! My bachelor friends are just no help.