Thursday, March 27, 2008

penny royal, flying, hyacinths

A pot of penny royal from the WI market, will keep the summer sweet. Its Latin name is Menta Pulegium, and it is a variety of mint, possibly the most highly scented of all mints. Says Culpeper: "It is beneficial in cases of spasms, hysteria, flatulence and sickness, being very warming and grateful to the stomach."

In Calverley Ground, I see a squirrel leap from one tree to another. For a moment it is flying.

After days of cold winds, the sun appears and you can feel it warm on your face. The warmth draws out the scent of hyacinths in the flower beds outside the town hall.

1 comment:

vicki johnson said...

Ah, the mints...and hyacinths in the sun...

Sorry about commenting the other day while reflecting so intensely on what climate change is doing to where i live. And thank you for your kind response...i usually try to stay away from the keyboard when feeling down...didn't mean for my thoughts to tumble quite so heavily upon your blog.