Fingernails are growing back, getting long again. Guess my gardening season is officially over.
Yeah, I’m bummed, but as I pack away the herbs I’ve dried and take stock of whatever tinctures, oils, or vinegars I’ve made, I’m as happy as the first planting day in Spring.
I like being around plants all the time, and it feels really good having a stash to get me through my garden-less Winter! Reminds me I’m part of and connected to Nature even when I don’t feel it (like when it’s been bucketing cold rain for days and I’m hiding indoors attached to a computer screen).
Using herbs makes me conscious of this connection too, whether I’m working to create a satisfying dinner or sumptuous skin balm. Their different personalities, colors, textures, aromas, and how they combine to become something unique is a kind of magic to me.
Plant magic. Cooking with, eating with, crafting with, living with, learning from, and caring for plants, our oldest friends. Get connected. What could be more natural?