05 August 2008

Little things mean so much



Since Sunday, there at the center of the dining table stands this mug with herbs and Lavendar.

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When we left a restaurant on Sunday afternoon, my feet paused as I admired the herbs and plants raised by the owner of the restaurant. Bees hovering over Lavendar, fluttering butterflies... the fragrance of flowers and herbs must have smelt like paradise...


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Mint


The owner happened to leave and noticed us. In a very casual manner, she plucked some mint and offered them to me. You have no idea how touched I was... Next moment we knew, she started plucking Oregano and Lavendar, insisting that I should have them...


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Oregano


Extravagant and expensive things are but fleeting pleasures and they delight me no more. On the contrary, simple gesture like this brings me such joy. A warm ' Hello ', some simple sharing... when people take time just to get their thoughts across to me. =)


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Lavendar


Lavendar can be gathered at a very cheap price at this place we visited sometime before, but I didn't have the heart to snip off the beauties. The lady who must have taken pains to raise them, gave them away so generously. And though one may think these are nothing from her overgrown heaps of herbs and plants, I really appreciate her gift cos they must have been precious to her.


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Oregano



Ok. I've learnt some tips in the past on how to raise herb from a single stem. I'm trying the method now, hopefully it works and I'll be able to generate my own Mint and Oregano. Shall keep you posted if progress is showing here. ;)


I thought they look good in the mug I made =) Should they really grow, I want to share my Mint and Oregano with others too. And spread the love...









6 comments:

Piggy said...

That's very kind of the her. :-)

Even though the herbs seem to be placed randomly in your mug, but they look so nicely done, and I'm sure that it must've brighten up your room.

Btw, didn't know that oregano flowers look like this. heehee..

didally said...

That's a very nice mug you made. The plants looks so pretty in it.

Yeah, I would like to know how your plant progress. I haven't had much luck.

nessie said...

My best wishes goes to u. Hope u succeed in growing ur own Mint and Oregano from that single stem.

Miss u sweetie...Muakksss

Mary said...

What a lovely gesture on her part! And now you have brought cheer to others through your lovely photos of the herbs. They are so beautiful, I can almost smell them. :)

umekotyan said...

こんばんわ、スターダストさん
ハーブは、驚く程のスピードで、育って行きますね。
とくに、ミントは、すさましいくらい。
肉料理の、脇役に副えることや、紅茶にして飲んでも、
おいしいですね。

そうそう、8月7日は、旧七夕。
七夕の料理には、ミルキーウエイを川に見立てて、
好物のそうめんを食べる習慣があります、
是非トライして下さいね。:)

すばらしい、オリンピックまで、もうすこし、
時差が少ない、北京の開会式は、待ち遠しいです。
さあ、どんな、記録や、記憶に残る出来事が、
起こるかな。(^^)

from loved ume tyan

Helena said...

Thank you for your visit, your kindness, support and encouragement :^)