Earlier this summer, I went to West County Herb Company and had some teas made. The woman who helped me was very nice and gave me a cup of tea to drink while I sat and nursed and we talked about women's health, childbirth etc. while she mixed some teas with dried herbs. I had a tea made for someone as a gift and one for myself too!
Snipped a few bits of this and that today at my sister's. Threw it in the car.
When I got home, I left the flowers outside for easier cleanup and grabbed one of my favorite pitchers for summer flowers. Needed a little more volume so cut a few stems of flowering lemon verbena, and a couple of different mints I have.
Five minutes later a summery arrangement to enjoy for the next few days.
I was looking through some old photos, and the color of these really struck me. I was surprised to see that I had taken them in the middle of winter. Autumn and winter are really the best time of year at the coast here in Northern California. Last week was so mild, I almost forgot it was even summer then the heat crept back up today. We picked blackberries in Graton with friends from our weekly mama walking group. The sunscreen, hats, and sandal blisters came back too.
We drove along Tomales Bay yesterday. I would love to stop at The Marshall Store for lunch sometime when I'm not pregnant! I was watching all of the lunch goers with their plates of oysters and wine - it looked delicious!