Friday, February 3, 2017

“I judge that the flowers of lavender quilted in a cappe and dayly worn are good for all diseases of the head that come of a cold cause and that they comfort the braine very well.”

~ William Turner, A New Herbal, 1568

I could use some comfort for my brain right now, couldn’t you? Time to break out the lavender.

The few sprigs I saved from the plants I started last summer are so pretty in photographs.

I think I’ll get one of my essential oil diffusers going with lavender today too. I diffuse a combination of lavender and cedarwood essential oils at bedtime when I’m feeling keyed up and know it to be calming.

It’s turned cold again and we are expecting a dump of snow over the next few days. It seems winter is not finished with us quite yet.

Today, I’ve got a marathon baking day planned while Gerry ventures out for a winter snowshoe trek.

Random snippets as life begins turning back toward normal.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. A sniff of your lavender snippet would do me good right now.

    1. Hope you have a better day today, Marian. Sending you some virtual lavender in my thoughts.

  2. Lavender sooths.As does your post!

    1. Pam, Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. I love your phrase about breaking out the lavender! Sounds just about right. Calming, soothing, just like your photo …

    1. I think we could all use a measure of soothing these days.

  4. Lovely quote, and a lovely photo. I think I need a sprig of lavender myself, though I probably won’t be able to find any in ND.

    1. Ha ha, Karen! No, I expect the lavender is slumbering peacefully under a heavy blanket of snow. Mine too, today. We got a dump of the white stuff yesterday and overnight, and the forecast is for more. Just when I was beginning to think we were cruising smoothly toward spring too.

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