haven't the days of November flown by!
Our little toad-stools have been seconded by fairy folk
I am so glad that it's just down the road; an easy little stroll from our house.
This is one of my favourite stalls...decorate your own floral crown.
Aren't these adorable...
These wee double rhodohypoxis (what kind of a flower name is that!!) are called Angel Kisses.
It's a wonderful herb, also known as Leonurus Cardiaca...lionhearted one!
I found some very useful information just here.
And more over here at The Polishing Stone:
"Motherwort provides strength and comfort. The word itself derives from the Old English words meaning "mother's plant." Another name for motherwort is heartwort. This and its species name, cardiaca, speak to motherwort's usefulness as a gentle tonic that strengthens the heart. So next time you sense your heart sinking and feel you can't possibly make it through the days or weeks ahead, reach for motherwort. I certainly plan to do just that."
This is just the right stage to harvest the herb.
I have been cooking apple for our breakfast, adding a few sultanas & a spoonful of this heady mix...divine, especially with creamy yoghurt or kefir!
I found the inspiration just here.
The quantities go like this:
4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
David says that he hopes to visit this beautiful tea plantation in Taiwan next year.
Are you a tea drinker?
This is surely true...tea can be such a comforting friendly drink.
Shall I put the kettle on?
Thanks so much for your visit.
I'll catch up when we return.
Have a lovely week.
Much love Catherine x0x0x