I knew there was a birthstone for every month, but I only recently discovered there is also a birth flower. Who knew?!
This is why I love having a garden – I can simply head outside and pick whatever is ripe and create a lovely salad. Such a great accompaniment to meals in the summer.
I love to explore different cities and cultures, and particularly enjoy sampling the local delicacies. But I’m not a huge lover of flying. In fact, I only fly because it is a necessary evil of travelling.
One airport that actually lifts my spirits is Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. Here’s a shot from a few years ago on one of the many trips to, what I consider to be, my home away from home!
The last several years I have been growing basil as it is my favorite herb and pairs so well with cucumbers and tomatoes (two other staples in my garden). Every year I plan on making a batch of pesto, but always hold off not wanting to demolish my basil plants. This year I said nuts on that and tackled a batch nice and early.