I made meatloaf last night for dinner. Nothing special, right? I agree. So I decided to grab a bunch of herbs from the garden to jazz things up a bit. Oregano, two kinds of basil, rosemary, parsley, lemon balm, marjoram, thyme and lavender all spoke to me. (I use my herbs so often that I keep a pair of scissors hanging near the front door so they are ever at the ready.) I popped them into a bowl to soak and realized how beautiful they are just sitting there. These shots are not arranged, it's all how they hit the bowl. So pretty. Growing them myself I know there is nothing funky on them, no chemicals or pesticides. They get fed all organic stuff, are talked to while I clip what I need for a meal, and tenderly cleaned of insects and dead leaves. Plus, there's the savings. I haven't had to purchase herbs for months, yet I use them in everything. It's pretty cool to grow what you eat, even if it is just herbs for now (though the pepper plant is producing like crazy and should be ripening soon.) I guess I have a gardener's soul afterall.