I don't know if any of you have went to my page "Things That Make You Go Hmmm . . ." but I recently put a very, very old poem up there by a British poet. I was sort of intrigued by his words and also because it had the word strawberry in it and I've been picking strawberries . . . but anyway, there were 2 words in it that I had to look up. Jelofer and nept are the two that I had no idea of their definition. I knew it had to have something to do with herbs and flowers. Jelofer was the easiest one, which means "gillyflower or any of a number of fragrant flowers" . . . but nept was more difficult. Finally this morning I tried googling "old British flower nept" and duh, I felt so stupid. It was catnip, Nepeta cataria, hence nept, which makes perfect sense! Now see? I will never forget again (probably) the Latin for catnip!! One never gets to old to learn something new. Of course, that was a far cry from something "new"!!
I've been busy all day. Doing a little of this and a little of that. I did finally get out behind the herb garden to weed eat and get all of my hanging plants watered, rugs shook, then came in and got 2 more loads of laundry finished, potato salad and onion dip made, went to town and bought a new coffee pot and made supper (venison, rice and gravy). I've cleaned as much as I intend to and am looking forward to a wonderful evening making some shortcakes. Truly, I am so excited about our company coming tomorrow. My niece contacted me today and we are considering making scarecrows this week-end for our gardens. She says she's got a crow . . . she doesn't know how lucky she is that it's "crow" in the singular. We get them by the dozens around here.
For now and until tomorrow -